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How Big, Really, is Our Giant Easter Bunny?

Posted on February 26, 2013 10:00 AM by Caitlin

Lake Champlain Chocolates Giant Chocolate Easter BunnyEaster is coming up quickly, and nothing celebrates Easter better than our giant Easter Bunny, affectionately called Mr. Goodtime Bunny, who is made with over three pounds of chocolate. In fact, when the chocolate is poured into the molds to make him, the molds have to be left for several hours before he dries. But, without seeing one in person and picking one up, it’s hard to conceptualize exactly how much he weighs or just how big he is. To give you a better idea, we've come up with a list of things that weigh the same as our Mr. Goodtime Bunny:

  1. An average broiler chicken – think of all the leftovers you have when you roast a chicken for your family, and convert that in your mind to chocolate.
  2. 590 pennies – If you have 590 pennies in a jar somewhere, you’ll know that it is not an insignificant weight!
  3. A human brain – yes, Mr. Goodtime Bunny weighs the same as an average human brain, but unless you have the taste preferences of a zombie, he is much more delicious!
  4. Half a gallon of milk – our giant Easter bunny is made with milk chocolate, so if you remove the chocolate and sugar, and keep the weight the same, you would end up with half a gallon of milk.
  5. An Ostrich Egg – just like the one our Easter Bunny is holding, except from an Ostrich.
  6. Three Guinea Pigs – Not one, not two, but three guinea pigs weigh the same as our bunny (who probably causes less damage, although he may not be quite as soft to pet.)
  7. A dozen filled donuts – as delicious as filled donuts are, they cannot compare to joy of making your way through over three pounds of Belgian chocolate.
  8. And here’s a bonus: Our huge Easter Bunny is 16 ¼ inches tall, which is approximately the same length as an average newborn baby.

So get one while it lasts, and when you pick it up, remember to bend with your knees, not with your back!


Be quick as a bunny!

Posted on March 26, 2012 10:15 AM by Meghan

Our stores have everything you need to fill your Easter basketchocolate bunnies, cream-filled eggs, all-natural jelly beans and even chocolate carrots!

Stop by one of our three retail stores and be sure to say hello to the LCC Bunny!

LCC Retail Stores

750 Pine Street
Burlington, VT
Monday-Saturday 9-6pm
Sunday 12-5pm
802-864-1807

65 Church Street
Burlington, VT
Monday-Thursday 10-7pm
Friday-Saturday 10-9pm
Sunday 11-6pm
802-862-5185

Route 100 – Cabot Annex
Waterbury, VT
Monday-Sunday 9-6pm
802-241-4150


Make Mine Chocolate!

Posted on March 17, 2010 10:23 AM by Erin



Easter is just a hop away, and you know what that means...chocolate!  Chocolate Easter bunnies, chocolate Easter baskets, chocolate Easter eggs...you name it, anything chocolate...with a few delicious jelly beans mixed in.

While chocolate is traditionally what the Easter Bunny will bring this April 4th, we know there are a few of you out there who may be considering surprising your loved ones with a real live baby bunny or chick.  Before you do so though, we stumbled across this great organization – Make Mine Chocolate! – whose mission is to educate the public about the responsibilities involved with having a rabbit as a pet.  Check out their Interactive Bun to find out if a rabbit is right for your family. (I don't want to brag, but I got quite a few thumbs up from Watson!).  You can even print out a shopping list of things you'll need at the end.

And if it turns out that you're not quite ready to own a bunny just yet, don't worry we've got you covered for Easter.  From our adorable Placesetting Milk Chocolate Bunny to our Classic Dark Chocolate Bunny, to the Cruisin' Easter Bunny Rabbit, and our largest - the Mr. Goodtime Giant Chocolate Bunny - you're sure to find the right one to take home.


Hop on by for Easter!

Posted on April 6, 2009 1:58 PM by Meghan

 

He's here! The Lake Champlain Chocolates Easter Bunny is making his rounds outside our Pine Street retail location. In sunshine, rain or snow (because in April in Vermont, all three can happen in one afternoon), the Easter Bunny tirelessly waves at passers-by and offers high fives to anyone who is willing.  We all look forward to the day when he finally makes his grand appearance.  

Easter is a really fun time at Lake Champlain Chocolates. We have tons of cute and delicious chocolate bunnies turning up all over the place, our spring chocolate flowers are starting to sprout up along side our chocolate carrots and Easter eggs, creating an irresistible garden of all-natural chocolate confections. To celebrate the holiday, Emily Watson and Kirk Weed, Lake Champlain Chocolates’ resident chocolate sculptors, have also handcrafted some beautiful Easter themed pieces, featuring exquisitely painted chocolate eggs.

 

Emily created this wonderful Chocolates of Vermont sculpture as well. Each of the four flavors celebrate a different season in Vermont chocolate, with Easter marking the beginning of Honey Caramel season!  Locally harvested honey paired with creamy caramel and dark chocolate- can you think of a better way to start Spring?

 

So if you’re in the neighborhood, why not hop on in and check out all the wonderful Easter Chocolates on display.

   


Easter Memories

Posted on February 25, 2008 1:18 PM by Admin

One of my fondest Easter memories derives from a fight that I had on my elementary school playground with fellow second grader, John H.  This event remains clear in my mind due to its tragic ending; it was my first and last trip to the principal’s office.  Trust me… I made quite the everlasting impression on all involved that cool spring afternoon.  How embarrassing!   

So how exactly does the goody-two shoes of the second grade class end up in the principal’s office? Well during lunch recess, I happened to discover a leather egg left over from an Easter egg hunt.  Instead of keeping it to myself, I decided it was a brilliant idea to wheel and deal the egg with none other than classmate (and, might I add, villain) John H.  Boy, was that ever a mistake.  I remember after I made the trade- a dime for the egg- I desperately wanted the egg back.  As you may have already guessed, John H. was totally done with the deal and refused to give up his new prized possession.  I was forced to take the situation into my own hands and broke out some mad WWF wrestling moves on good ol’ Johnny boy.  Needless to say, my stunt did not go over well with recess monitors or my parents because both John H. and I ended up in the principal’s office.  Worst of all, in the end neither of us ended up with the egg. 

I clearly learned a lesson: who CARES about a stupid leather egg?  I mean, who would ever fight over that… smile.  Incidentally, the whole conflict would never have happened if the egg had been chocolate.  I mean seriously, make your Easter egg hunt worthwhile for participants - gourmet Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies from Lake Champlain Chocolates makes the perfect gift for a child's Easter Basket.  Trust me, you will be the hit of the Easter holiday with these delectable treats!