Chocolate Wrap Blog

If I knew you were coming, I’d have baked a cake.

Valentines Day. Chocolate Hearts. It’s simple word association. You say one – you think of the other. At least I do but I doubt I’m alone. With the shopping done and the heart shaped box of chocolate bought (right?!) what’s left? Did you make a sweet little card with pink and red hearts and lace doilies? […]

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What’s Your Pet Name?

It’s coming down to the wire for those looking to send chocolate gifts for Valentines Day and the staff is starting to feel it! The phones are ringing off the hook and we’re running out of Valentines Chocolates left and right. With various filled hearts already out of stock and our Valentines Chocolate Gift Basket […]

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Who’s YOUR #1 Valentine?

The other day, a woman called about a change to her order. She had placed it a few days earlier but scheduled it for later shipping, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Once I pulled her order up, I realized it was not too late to make a change and asked what she would like […]

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The Sweet Spot, first installment

Rain. Sleet. Snow. Rain. Sleet. Snow. It’s the pattern of our days outside the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory. It’s what keeps the mountains green during our glorious summers but it’s what keeps many of us blue during our long winters. “But you can ski and snowboard!” I know. I’ve heard it all before. But when […]

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Be My Valentine…

Working at a Chocolate Factory, your list of Valentines quickly grows. Let’s see – there’s my significant other, my parents, my siblings, my nieces and nephews and my closest friends. Then there are my daily acquaintances, the folks I see on a regular basis for services and have a friendly working relationship with. For all […]

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We won Good Housekeeping’s Taste Test!

Have you gotten your February issue of Good Housekeeping yet? Well, when you do, turn to page 155 and read about the Hot Chocolate Taste Test they conducted. Very exciting! They hosted two categories – milk chocolate and dark chocolate. You were only allowed to participate in one category so we entered our Old World […]

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An Entry from a Chocolate Intern

Once again during my college experience, I am doomed to revisit the “freshman fifteen.” Well, to put it lightly, as the newest intern for Lake Champlain Chocolates, I am destined to the “chocolate fifteen.” First indication of destination “chocolate fifteen” came from my mother, who instead of congratulating me for my new position exclaimed “be […]

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My chocolate cyber identity!

  Be warned. This entry has very little to do with chocolate. I read other people’s blogs all the time and just like with DJ’s on the radio, I always wonder what the writer looks like. For some reason, I feel certain I can guess their looks by their tone but the reality is I’m […]

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Ghana, Lake Champlain Chocolates and World Cocoa Foundation

  Back in May, Jim Lampman (LCC owner) and his daughter Ellen (she also works at LCC doing purchasing and sourcing of supplies) visited Ghana with the World Cocoa Federation. They toured Chocolate Plantations and were able to see the processing of chocolate straight from the pod. Some of the photos they took really brought […]

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Lake Champlain Chocolate on Vacation?

Things have been so busy since the last time I wrote, I didn’t realize how much time had passed. If only the entire winter could go that quickly! I know all of you snow lovers out there are shaking your heads, wondering how I could wish the season away but it’s not the snow I […]

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