13 delicious ways to celebrate National Chocolate Day
October 28, 2016
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Day – our favorite day to celebrate the “the food of gods.” You might think that constantly being surrounded by chocolate would get tiresome. But, it’s quite the contrary. Here at Lake Champlain Chocolates our world literally revolves around chocolate, smooth chocolate truffles, chocolate nut clusters, chocolate caramels. Oh the irresistibly delicious options are endless. While every day might feel like National Chocolate Day, today we invite you to join us in taking chocolate fanaticism to a whole new level. Here are some unexpected and delicious ways to celebrate:
It’s truly amazing what a small square of chocolate can do. Pass a few of these organic chocolate squares out to an unsuspecting neighbor or coworker and just watch as their face lights up with joy. As an added bonus, each one of these fair trade chocolate squares also helps to improve the lives of cacao farmers and their families. There's nothing quite like good chocolate karma.
3. Win FREE chocolate
No need to adjust your screen, you read that correctly – FREE chocolate. Simply add your email to our mailing list and you’ll be entered to win a scrumptious 30 piece chocolate sampler box for every month you are subscribed. And who knows, for National Chocolate Day we might just have a few surprises up our sleeve.
4. Take a chocolate factory tour
Come take a peek inside our chocolate factory and see how the magic happens. Learn about our sweet chocolate heritage and as you watch Five Star Bars® or chocolate Santas being handcrafted. Then try some delectable samples of our best chocolate confections! And, don’t forget to stock up on some factory seconds while you're here.
5. Learn how chocolate is made
Did you know that cocoa only grows within 20 degrees north and south of the Equator? Learning how chocolate is crafted from bean to bar will change your whole outlook on life (and chocolate).
6. Know where your chocolate comes from
Just how much do you know about the chocolate you eat? Sustainably and ethically sourced chocolate is not only better for you, but for the farmers and farming communities who work hard to grow the cacao. Simply look for the Fair for Life certification!
Looking for another reason to eat chocolate? There are countless studies that have explored the health benefits of chocolate. Whether it's a focus on heart health or pregnancy, these studies all have one thing in common - when it comes to chocolate, darker is better!