Vermont chocolate company chosen by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals to create band's first product
May 26, 2010 :: BURLINGTON, VT – Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC), known for fresh, all-natural chocolates, is breaking their confectionery mold by teaming with a rock ‘n roll band for the first time in their 27-year history. Inspired by Vermont’s tradition of bold collaborations, the spicy chocolate bar “Grace Under Fire” was created with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a Vermont-based, critically acclaimed international touring rock band.
Grace Potter approached the Burlington-based company with the idea to collaborate on a bar a couple of months ago, and it took off from there. “We may be a rock ‘n' roll band, but the Nocturnals and I take an unprecedented interest in all things food! I've been a fan of Lake Champlain Chocolates since I was a kid, so to combine forces to create a rock n' roll chocolate bar is a dream come true!” said Potter. “The idea behind our pistachio pepper flake blend was to go outside the box and blend our love of spice, dark chocolate, and nuts.”
“Working with rock ‘n' rollers has been refreshing while providing new challenges, said Eric Lampman, Product Development Specialist for Lake Champlain Chocolates. “Discovering which foods Grace and the band gravitate to while on the road allowed us to develop a flavor combination that adds a new dimension to the LCC brand.”
The bars will hit stores on June 8, just in time for the band’s newest album release. The self-titled album will also be available in stores and on iTunes on June 8.
The special edition bars are a combination of 54% dark chocolate, roasted pistachios, and red pepper, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. They will be sold for $5.00 online at www.LakeChamplainChocolates.com and in Lake Champlain Chocolates’ three retail stores in Vermont.
Preservative-free and Kosher-certified, Lake Champlain Chocolates are crafted in small batches from the finest quality chocolate and select natural ingredients including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup and honey. The company offers a variety of gifts including chocolate truffles, chocolate gift baskets and its ever-popular Chocolate of the Month Club. Lake Champlain Chocolates are available online, by calling toll-free at 800-465-5909, as corporate gifts & wedding favors, at three company-owned retail stores in Vermont and nationwide at specialty food & gift stores and upscale hotels & inns.