I Chocolate Blog

The Lake Champlain Chocolates blog, where you’ll discover the latest news from the factory, tutorials, and all things chocolate!

Why Organic Easter Chocolate Candy is Better  View Product Image

February 26, 2024

The Best Easter Candy for Your Family

Make an effort to do better this Easter and swap your traditional treats for higher quality, better-for-you, sustainably and ethically-sourced alternatives. Our candy experts are here with tips to help you sort through the plethora of options to find the best Easter candy.

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What is Oat Milk Chocolate? View Product Image

April 13, 2022

What is OatMilk Chocolate?

As the plant-based food trend continues to become more mainstream, chocolate companies using non-diary alternatives such as rice, almond, oat, cashew, and coconut. Chocolate lovers seeking a dairy alternative, but still want their beloved milk chocolate, will love this plant-based option… but what exactly is oat milk chocolate? Learn more!

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How to Choose Vegan Chocolate View Product Image

January 20, 2022

How to Choose the Perfect Vegan Chocolates

To celebrate the launch of our brand-new Vegan Caramels, we’ve compiled a list of fun facts about vegan chocolates.  Whether you are new to veganism, are just trying to cut dairy out of your diet, or are a seasoned vegan and want to learn more, here are four vegan-related facts about chocolate.

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Almonds and Peanuts and Hazelnuts, Oh My! | A Nut Butter Comparison View Product Image

May 20, 2021

Almonds and Peanuts and Hazelnuts, Oh My! | A Nut Butter Comparison

We’ve gone nutty with excitement over the launch of our two exhilarating new organic nut butter bars. Not all nuts and nut butters, are created equal. We’re here to help you navigate the world of nut butters and learn how to compare the various options.

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Advantages of Fair Trade Chocolate | Lake Champlain Chocolates View Product Image

October 15, 2020

The Impact of Fair Trade Chocolate

Not all chocolate bars are created equal. It’s easy to make a chocolate bar with a beautiful label, but it’s harder to produce chocolate with a purpose. The grim reality of the chocolate industry is that cocoa farmers have been plagued with a long history of extreme poverty, child labor, and even slave labor. Despite good intentions by the chocolate industry, these issues are still prevalent.

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Baking with chocolate bars | Lake Champlain Chocolates View Product Image

September 4, 2020

5 Reasons You Should Be Baking with Chocolate Bars

Fall brings the arrival of comfy wool sweaters, soul-soothing pumpkin spice snacks, and chilly nights cozied up by the fireplace. But most of all, it’s finally cool enough to turn the oven on and enjoy baking again! However you choose to indulge, take your chocolate recipes to the next level, and bake with chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips.

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