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How to Tie the Perfect Bow with Ribbon

It’s that time of year again – to make your list and check it twice.  Then you are off for the holiday shopping extravaganza.  There is a certain sense of satisfaction that comes from finding just the right piece of jewelry, toy, or chocolate gift.  But, buying the gifts is only half the battle.  Now […]

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Pumpkin Spice Done Right

Yes, we have a spiced pumpkin truffle.  And it’s delicious (ok, amazing).  But we want to be clear, this is no “let’s jump on the pumpkin spice-obsessed bandwagon.”  We’ve been making this truffle for over 20 years!  It’s always nice to be ahead of your time.  Back in the 90s it just made sense to make a […]

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LCC Takes Over Washington

On July 9th, the LCC team moved into Washington, DC and served up Vermont’s best chocolates to customers not only from the Mid-Atlantic region but from around the world. Washington’s multi-cultural, international spirit was alive and well at the 2011 Fancy Food show. For the first time in LCC’s history of exhibiting at a show […]

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Marshmallows Have Arrived!

What initially comes to mind when the wintery season hits? Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s Christmas, or maybe it’s simply trying to stay warm? I don’t know about you, but because I’m an absolute food nerd  I think of hot chocolate and lots of it. I really look forward to stepping out of the […]

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We Won the Bride’s Choice Award!

We just got word from our friends at Wedding Wire that Lake Champlain Chocolates has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Award!  This means we are in the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire Community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada.  Let’s say that […]

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Valentine’s at the Vineyard

What could be better than “Valentine’s at the Vineyard”.  The first vision that comes to mind probably is of a lovely afternoon in the Napa Valley in California.  Or maybe a day on Martha’s Vineyard.   But no,this was Valentine at the Vineyard in Vermont!   And what a lovely afternoon it was.   Cold and blustery outside […]

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Beer Pairing No. 2

Wolaver’s Organic Brown Ale (5.7% ABV) with Lake Champlain Chocolates Organic Dark Chocolate Spicy Aztec Wolaver’s is one of my favorite local microbrews.  Ok, I think I would call all Vermont microbrews “one of my favorites”, but I’m really impressed with Wolaver’s commitment to sustainable and organic brewing methods.  All of their boilers are powered […]

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Be Warned – We’re Talking Serious Chocolate Covered Nuts and Raisins Here!

It’s Saturday and we’re working over here at the Chocolate Factory. Thankfully, the phones are ringing and people are starting to shake off the recession gloom and get in the holiday spirit. They just seem a little more upbeat and positive and that always makes for good vibes when we all feed off each others […]

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What to give Dad for Father’s Day… hmmmm…

Last month, I was stuck with the question of what to get my Mother for Mother’s Day. Oddly, I have no concerns over what to get my Stepdad for Father’s Day. Chocolate. No question. The funny thing is, even if I didn’t work at a chocolate factory, I’d still be getting him chocolate. And there’s […]

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New Years Resolutions made easy (and fun!)

Happy New Year! It’s the last day of the year and I never know how I’m going to feel about it. Did I accomplish enough this year ? (never) Will next year be better? (Oh please please please!) Was this year really that bad? (It had it’s moments.) What do I hope to have happen […]

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