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Let’s Talk Chocolate with Zero Gravity Brewery

Just over a year ago, we were excited to be hosting our first “Let’s Talk Chocolate” evening.  It was an unforgettable evening of fun learning.  Dominican Republic cacao farmer, Dr. Charles Kerchner, talked all about how cacao is grown on the Reserva Zorzal and Blue Bandana Chocolate Makers Eric Lampman and Nick Hadsel-Mares discussed how bean […]

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The Best Hot Chocolate Bar

Yes, we are known for our decadent truffles, salted caramels and to-die-for Five Star Bars.  But did you know we also have the best gourmet hot chocolate bar in town? (Or maybe even in the country? Travel + Leisure did call our hot chocolate “America’s BEST.“) If you have been to one of our three […]

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A Chocolate Lover's Gift Guide

Chocolate Lover’s Gift Guide

There are a lot of chocolate lovers in the world and chances are, you probably have one on your gift list.   The options are endless— so aside from getting them their favorite chocolate, here is a gift guide to a few other fun ideas they might appreciate. “Chocolate: The Consuming Passion” Sandra Boynton’s new book […]

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Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker in Guatemala

Local Values / Global Perspectives: For the past 32 years, Lake Champlain Chocolates has cultivated partnerships with many local agriculture producers in Vermont that supply the company with fantastic heavy cream, butter, maple syrup, apples, and honey. In May 2012, I traveled to Guatemala to meet cacao farmers from three villages in the department of […]

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Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker Wins Good Food Award

Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker won two Good Food Awards for 70% Madagascar and 70% Madagascar Wild Pepper chocolate bars at last night’s ceremony! The two bars were chosen by a panel of the country’s foremost chocolate experts for their exceptional taste and for supporting sustainable agriculture and social good. The Good Food Awards recognize truly good food: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. […]

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Happy International Chocolate Day!

September 13 is International Chocolate Day, and the perfect time to share some highlights and stories from our cocoa-growing communities.   Blue Bandana Guatemala Bar 70%Eric, Blue Bandana’s sole chocolate maker, has worked closely with the FundaLachua organization in northwestern Alta Verapaz, Guatemala over the past 2 years to support quality improvements and organic practices in […]

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2013 South End Art Hop

It’s that time again…the South End Art Hop is here! The Art Hop is a three day event that attracts over 30,000 visitors to the Pine Street Corridor of Burlington. Visitors hop around artist’s studios and local businesses that house galleries and exhibition sites for more than 500 participating artists. The event celebrates the unique characteristics […]

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Good Food Award Finalist!

Imagine our excitement when Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker was among the finalists for the 2013 Good Food Award!  After just a few short months on the market, the Madagascar Wild Pepper Chocolate bar was selected among hundreds of entries- a pretty amazing achievement for Eric Lampman, founder of Blue Bandana. What is Blue Bandana?   Blue […]

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Blue Bandana in the News

This past weekend, at our Pine Street Store, we hosted Choctoberfest. Blue Bandana, a fresh approach to making chocolate at LCC, made a splash giving off tastings of our delicious bars, and it was such a hit that the media even came to play. Here’s what WCAX had to say about our event: Missed it? […]

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Chocolate Made From Scratch

  Crankenstein.  Refiner. Winnower.  Sour. Spicy. Earthy.  Fruity.  What do these things have to do with chocolate? We are thrilled to present a rare opportunity to see chocolate being made from bean to chocolate bar.   Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, a fresh approach to making chocolate at LCC, will have table top equipment (like a crankenstein) […]

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