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Each winter, Burlington hosts a WinterFest where everyone gets out and celebrates the season. Why not? It beats being stuck inside all day and quite honestly, it’s right about now that Cabin Fever starts to set in. Hosted over the course of the weekend, activities include snow sculpting, ice carving, jumping in the freezing cold lake, music, food and lots of other family activities.


As part of the festivities, Lake Champlain Chocolates will be hosting a bit of  indoor fun where families and friends can come to warm up and have a good time. So, if you’re in the area Saturday, February 7 from noon until 4pm, stop in and say hello. There will be chocolate demonstrations, chocolate samplings, a hot chocolate bar and even Valentines crafts for kids.


One of the highlights of the day will be with Chocolate sculptor Emily Walton Jones hand crafting and personalizing Heart Throbs – large dark chocolate hearts filled with raspberry truffle ganache. You can also see her latest Valentine-themed chocolate sculptures. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s warm so stop on by when you’re out and about enjoying Winterfest.

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Win Free Valentine's Day Candy on Twitter

Posted on January 27, 2009 11:31 AM by Admin

What’s all this talk about Twitter? You keep hearing about it. It’s not going away anytime real soon so you might as well embrace it. It’s even kind of fun once you get into. I mentioned it a few posts ago as you can follow Lake Champlain Chocolates on Twitter finding when chocolates go on sale, play along with random trivia, help contribute to upcoming posts, etc.

You can even win free Lake Champlain Chocolates on Twitter. One of my fellow Twitter members - joemescher - is giving away a box of Lake Champlain Chocolates Valentine’s Day Chocolates to a lucky follower. You can read his instructions on how to be entered here at his blog. It’s very simple and you could find yourself the lucky recipient of a Valentine’s Day Gift of chocolate. Not too shabby, eh?

If, by chance, you already are on Twitter, you’re definitely invited to read the semi-regular choco-tweets posted by LCChocolates. That’s us. It’s fun, it’s easy and if you have kids, it’ll annoy them that you’re so hip!

Yesterday was a challenging day for everyone here at the Chocolate Factory because we had no internet and no external e-mails for the entire day. Wow, talk about debilitating. I can’t remember what life was like before these modern day conveniences. Luckily, we’re back connected with the e-world today.

But after the many challenges of the day, you can imagine how much I was looking forward to a little restorative Yoga after it was all over. It was just what I needed to settle down – a nice trip to the relaxing Yoga studio where everything is peaceful and happy. A place where there are no worries and they could help me get back some focus and take out some kinks. Almost as an afterthought, I decided to pick up some chocolate for the folks at Yoga as a thank you for bringing me back to myself. Never did I imagine the folks at Yoga needed a little restorative treatment, too. It's such a cool place there, why would they need an emotional and mental boost?

When I handed them the bag of assorted chocolate squares and chocolate hearts, you should have seen the glazed over looks of appreciation, not unlike what you’d see if you rescued a man in the desert and gave him a glass of water. Here I was thanking them for helping me get back to myself and they were thanking me for the same thing. Which brings me to my point. I forget sometimes that I work in an utterly cool place too where we make something that makes people happy every day. Can we claim world peace or a cure for male pattern baldness? No. But we make people happy. And that’s cool. Whatever you do for work, remember to try to spread a little happiness when and where you can. It just feels good. And it’s cool.