Chocolate Wrap Blog

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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Another beautiful sunset over Lake Champlain.

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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Taste the Soul of Latin American Jazz

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for- this year’s Burlington Discover Jazz Bar,¡Cocoa Con Brío!, is now for sale! Meaning literally, ‘chocolate with spirit,’ ¡Cocoa Con Brío!, is inspired by Latin American jazz and takes a cue from the traditional dish, molé.  Beginning with a note of tropical lime, each taste reveals a blend […]

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It’s Time to Party!

Party season is upon us.  Graduations, showers, weddings, barbeques— we can finally be outside without hats and mittens and this alone is something to celebrate (at least for us in Vermont.) And no celebration is complete without some Lake Champlain Chocolates.  How about a chocolate buffet?  Let guests mix and match to create their own […]

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Flowers and Chocolate: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Our friend Jamie Wynne Kales outdoes herself again with an amazing arrangement of flowers and chocolate for Mother’s Day!  Read below to learn more about her inspiration. Jamie Wynne Kales of Jamie Wynne Floral brings her exclusive bespoke floral design to the table!  Want a bright idea?  Tell your mom she’s the light of your […]

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Mom Deserves the Best

Give your mom as gift as sweet as she is- luxurious, gourmet chocolates! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11 so stop by one of our three retail stores and we’d be happy to help you select the perfect gift for Mom. We have clusters, caramels, truffles, orange peels, gift baskets— everything to give mom the sweet recognition she deserves. […]

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The LCC Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This year we asked the moms right here in our office what’s on their wish list for a Mother’s Day gift.  And it turns out; Lake Champlain Chocolates’ moms are a sentimental bunch.  Granted they can get their hands on a dark chocolate sea salt caramel or one of our chocolate truffles pretty much whenever they want; but still, […]

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