Chocolate Wrap Blog

Cocoa Pod Creative: Butternut Squash and Sage

Autumn is when Vermont really shines, so when the leaves start to turn, the gardens are put to bed and the air is cooler and crisper, we like to celebrate.  And this month’s cocoa pod creative does just that by showcasing the classic fall combination of roasted butternut squash and earthy sage.  Encased inside a […]

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How to Make Caramel Apples

Make your Own Caramel Apples Macintosh apples in the fall in Vermont are just about the best thing ever.   You know what we mean: fresh, crisp, tart.  Mmmm.  Hard to beat.   But not impossible.  Sometimes you need a little sweet to balance all that tartness.    Enter the caramel apple.   With real caramel.  Dipped in nuts.  […]

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Cardullo's

Retailer Spotlight: Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe. A Foodie Institution.

Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe likes to call itself Harvard Square’s “Other Institution.”  That pretty much says it all.  As the Square’s oldest delicatessen, the shop first opened its doors in 1950 and is still owned and operated exclusively by the Cardullo family. The third generation of Carullo’s, who now run the store, continue to stay true […]

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Summer is not over- yet!

For some, the middle August means summer is winding down:  school is starting soon and some yellow leaves may have been spotted.  But for us at LCC we are just getting going! With the Art Hop, Grand Point North Festival and Eat by Northeast all coming up in September there is still a lot to […]

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Chocolate- Medically Proven to Make Life Better.

What we hope for, more than anything else here at LCC, is that our chocolates inspire happiness in people.   So we were thrilled when we heard about University of Vermont medical student Ross Sayadi.  Here is his story: Looking back on my first year at the University of Vermont Medical School, I clearly remember an interesting […]

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Four Chocolate & Beer Pairings to Try this Summer

Gary Coffey and Eric Lampman, our official beer and chocolate experts, once again entertained and wowed the crowd at this year’s Vermont Brewer’s Festival.   We have kind of a thing for craft beer here in Vermont so the idea of pairing chocolate with beer gets us pretty excited.   And luckily there are breweries popping up all […]

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The Secret to our Handmade Truffles

We’re going to let you in on a secret.  Why are our handmade truffles so creamy, decadent and downright delicious? It’s the butter. OK, it’s also the irresistible chocolate we use, but the European-style cultured butter from our good friends at Vermont Creamery really sends them over the top. What is European-style cultured butter?  It sounds fancy, but really it’s quite […]

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Our namesake: Lake Champlain

We like to talk about Vermont and why we love living here.  And Lake Champlain is a big part of what makes this place so special —which is why over 30 years ago Jim Lampman decided to make this great lake the namesake of his growing chocolate company. So what is it about Lake Champlain?  While […]

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Retailer Spotlight: Plum Market

One of the most common questions we get here at LCC, either on the phone or when people visit us for a chocolate factory tour is “can I find Lake Champlain Chocolates near where I live?” and luckily the answer is usually YES!  There are over 1500 stores across the country that carry at least some of our delicious, gourmet chocolate.   […]

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Yogurt and Honey Chocolate

Yogurt and honey are a natural pairing, but seldom seen in chocolate.  For this month’s cocoa pod creative, we’ve blended yogurt and honey with a white chocolate ganache and surrounded it with a 54% dark chocolate. Notes of tangy yogurt and a subtle peak of honey are accented by the brown spice of the dark chocolate- a taste […]

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