Chocolate Wrap Blog

The Sweet Spot, Organic Milk Chocolate with Sea Salt and Almond

Today, it’s cold. Spring is here and it’s cold. Surprise. Having said that, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to hear we’re getting a little tired of the cold in VT. So, to take the edge off, I have resorted to a favorite I save for special days when I need a little extra help […]

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Help I’m being held…#2 – Disneyland

My first candy making job was at Disneyland.  Making Candy At Disneyland And Getting Paid For It!!!  Yeah.  It was as fun as it sounds.   No production pressure, just a show kitchen.  This was a small room (maybe 15 by15) with red and white tile floor.  Plate glass windows completely covered two of the walls.  […]

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Don’t Talk With Your Mouth Full!

This is my first week at Lake Champlain Chocolates…as a chocolate lover, a dream job come true!  Today I was asked to help cover the phones for a few hours since our receptionist is out sick.  Everything was going smoothly until a tray of Milk Chocolate Pecan Caramel Clusters was put out on the coffee […]

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Wild ramblings from an Easter Bunny

Less than three weeks until Easter and then I’m back on vacation – skiing, snowboarding and living it up. It sneaks right up on me some years. And this year, since Easter is March 23, it really surprised me. It looks like I’ll be delivering even more chocolate bunnies this year than last year and the Easter […]

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Help – I’m being held prisoner in a chocolate factory

I turned 51 last month.  I’ve been making chocolates since I was 21. Some would think me just an old candy maker who never got out off the factory floor.  True.  But the way I see it, after 30 years in this business I still get to work in an environment that most people only […]

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Vending Machine Chocolates – Am I jaded?

Here in the factory, our break room has a vending machine. Between the sodas at the bottom and the multitude of undersized bags of chips at the top, there lie the snacks and miscellaneous treats.  For some reason, our vending supplier in its questionably infinite wisdom constantly puts in cheap candy bars. You know the […]

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Easter Memories

One of my fondest Easter memories derives from a fight that I had on my elementary school playground with fellow second grader, John H.  This event remains clear in my mind due to its tragic ending; it was my first and last trip to the principal’s office.  Trust me… I made quite the everlasting impression […]

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The Sweet Spot, Coconut Eggs

I may have just found my latest crush – our Coconut Delight Egg. It’s new for Easter and we just got them out on the shelves so of course, we had to smash one open and try it. Perfect timing as I needed a little sugar rush to get me through the rest of my afternoon […]

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Hearts begone! Bunnies beware!

It’s done. Valentines Day has made its swift appearance and even swifter departure and all that’s left is the chocolate wrapper carnage. But no time for tears. It’s on to that delicious chocolate easter bunny. Those sweet little hoppy things with the oh-so-tempting ears just waiting for a nibble. I can’t wait to get my hands […]

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Great Party to Celebrate 25 Years

I've been here at Lake Champlain Chocolates for nearly 15 years and always look forward to our annual company parties!   Our annual Christmas Party (now moved to February because we never could really enjoy the party during December when it was so hectic) has always been a good time but our party last Saturday was […]

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