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National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Posted on March 24, 2009 10:31 AM by Erin

Happy National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!  What?  You didn't know?  You didn't get me anything?  Well that's okay, there's always next year.

Whenever someone mentions raisins to me, I usually think back to the disappointment I had as a kid when my Mom would sneak a box into my lunch bag.  Or, I remember that one weird house on the block that used to give out raisins every year on Halloween (why did I keep going back?  I guess I'm a glutton for punishment). In all honesty, I really do kind of like raisins...they seem to have a habit though of showing up when I least expect them (usually when I'm anticipating some kind of not-so-healthy wonderfully sugary snack).  I guess it's just bad timing that gives them a bad rap.  But whatever it is, I'm betting you can understand my confusion/dismay on how these sneaky little devils managed their way into Lake Champlain Chocolates.  Surely there are plenty other delicious fruits we could smother in chocolate? Who decided on raisins? (hmm, maybe my crazy neighbors secretly moved up to VT to become chocolatiers?)

Anyways, I think it took me a good three months after I started working here to finally give our Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins a try (in the spirit of full disclosure, I didn't actually seek them out, the free sample bowl in our retail store found me).  All I can say is WOW - was I wrong!  All those months wasted!  The raisins are giants - so juicy, not in the least bit dry (they're actually Franny's Raisins, which also happen to be organic).  And they're covered in just the right amount of milk chocolate to satisfy your sweet craving, but not too much that you can't still kid yourself that you're having a healthy snack.  Really, it's a "dieter's" dream come true!

But seriously, I guess what I'm trying to say here is that some foods you hated as a kid can all the sudden become deliciously grown up.  So you may just want to give them another try...you might surprise yourself!

Next on my list - pimento loaf.  Despite this lesson, I still have my doubts...


Lake Champlain Chocolates on Twitter? Really?

Posted on September 10, 2008 10:11 AM by Leann

Lately, we’ve been popping up here and there with a variety of print and internet mentions so I thought I’d share a little update. Firstly, you have to check us out in one of my favorite blogs, Cupcake Project. I’ve had Stef’s blog listed here on the right in my blogroll for folks to check out but when I saw us featured in an entry this week talking about our yummy chocolate covered raisins, I couldn’t help but share it with you. Check out her previous posts too as there are some incredible recipes there. If you’re a cupcake lover like me, it’s a must read.

Also, if you’re a social media fan like me, you’ll most likely see us in your preferred platform. You can friend us on Facebook, Buzz us on FoodBuzz, check out awesome chocolate pics on Flickr and now you can follow us on Twitter as LCChocolates. (There’s a link to it also on our blogroll over in the right hand margin.) Don’t worry, if you do follow us on Twitter, I promise not to Tweet you to death. Just an occasional mood-lifting chocolate tweet here and there. Think of it as a tiny chocolate chip in the big cookie that is your daily life.

Don’t you just love all this connectivity! Like they say in Key West, “One Human Family”. Tweet me!