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Winner of the Say Something Sweet Contest

Posted on September 7, 2010 8:57 AM by Erin



The results are in!  Our friends over at WeddingWire.com have read through all the amazing entries they received for the Say Something Sweet Contest, and selected Tara as the winner!  Her prize?  Over 1,000 of our chocolate hearts and 250 sheer organza favor bags.

Congratulations Tara!  We hope you and your guests enjoy the chocolate favors on your big day.



Here is Tara’s winning entry, explaining how WeddingWire has been so sweet to her during her wedding planning process:

“I happily admit that I am addicted to WeddingWire.  I have a browser open at all waking hours (and have stayed up late just because there is a good discussion on the forums).  I cannot imagine planning a wedding without the help of your site.  I would have lost it and shot my MoH long ago.  The reason I joined WeddingWire was for your tools.  I love the checklist and budget features since they help keep me on track.  However, the best part about WeddingWire was something I didn’t join expecting- the friendships.  I have no doubt that I will still be on WeddingWire long after I am actually married just to provide support and help to my WeddingWire family.  I can log on in a terrible mood and before I realize it I am laughing about hilarious postings.  I can vent without worrying what people will think, and I can get honest but constructive comments on my wedding plans.  When Roger and I had to postpone the wedding indefinitely because of my health issues I actually felt more comfortable talking to the women on WeddingWire than anyone.  They made a terrible time a lot easier.  I was overjoyed the day I could get back on and tell my WW Sisters that I was healthy enough to start planning again.  There are other wedding sites out there (apparently) but none that even come close to rivaling WeddingWire.”

Thanks again to WeddingWire.com for partnering with us on this fun contest!

And for those of you who did not win, here’s a little something sweet for you…..we offer volume discounts on your wedding favors!  Just give as a call at 1-800-465-5909 and we’d be happy to help you pick out just the right chocolates for your special day.


Who are you calling Bridezilla?

Posted on May 11, 2009 10:09 AM by Erin


Bridezilla is the affectionate term many people use for soon-to-be-brides who temporarily loose their minds and become way too obsessed with their own wedding.  Since becoming engaged in November, I have vowed to not let myself become one of "those".  While I haven't thrown any temper tantrums yet or made my bridal party cry (success!), I have realized how easy it is to get swept up in all the details.

Say, for instance with picking out my wedding favors.  Now working at Lake Champlain Chocolates, this one should have been a no-brainer. Since day one, I've known we were going with the Engraved Gold Ballotin Boxes (which, in my opinion, are our most elegant chocolate favor).  An easy one to cross off my to-do list, right?  Wrong!  Despite my greatest efforts to fight her off, Bridezilla seems to have made a guest appearance.  I've become completely fixated on picking out the perfect pair of truffles to go inside the boxes.  Seeing as our wedding is in the fall, hands down one will be the spiced pumpkin truffle (I highly recommend it...it's a favorite around here).  But I've been torn on what would compliment it best?  While many co-workers have kindly put in their own two cents, obviously that's not enough for this over-achieving bride!  Really, would I be doing proper due diligence if I did not create my very own unofficial LCC Wedding Chocolate Tasting Panel?  Of course not, don't be silly.  Hence the ultra-exclusive tasting group, consisting of myself and customer service guru/cubicle neighbor Jason, was born.  With the mission of creating the perfect wedding favor, every week we try a new chocolate truffle and discuss how well it will go with the spiced pumpkin.  So far we've covered Champagne, French Roast, Legendary Dark, and Cappuccino.  Up this week is the Raspberry, then we have just seven more mouth-watering ones to go.  Okay, so I know what you might be thinking right now...is this all really necessary?  Well, ummm all I have to say is that's a completely ridiculous question...I'm not even going to answer!

But seriously, my only point of this story is that you might not always like her and you might try to hide her...but sometimes channeling your inner Bridezilla can actually be a lot of fun.  When you're completely overwhelmed with wedding planning, she might just come up with a few brilliant ideas - like tasting chocolate - for you to focus on instead.


In the course of my work, I write and send numerous press releases to a range of writers and editors regarding our latest company news, product releases, and events. It’s fun to watch where we pop up in the media once the releases are sent. Sometimes I come across a reference to our chocolates by accident or perhaps a customer will mention reading about them in an article somewhere but on occasion, writers and editors will give us a heads up about including us in their media. That’s always the nicest treat!

Well, this morning I received a wonderful e-mail from Brenda about including us in her blog after receiving one of our press releases. See, I sent out info this week on our newest chocolate favors including our Chocolate Sea Shell Pail and our Chocolate Heart Favor. We’ve always had wedding favors but with the growing demand for unique, gourmet offerings, we are offering some new items. We’re really quite happy with them but I never expected such a lovely write up as I saw when I visited Brenda’s Wedding Blog.

I thought perhaps she included us as a mention in a paragraph about favors so imagine my surprise when right there on the page is a beautiful collage of our chocolate favors and a wonderful write up about them. Now maybe this doesn’t sound terribly exciting to everyone but if you work in Marketing and PR, seeing and reading about your products in such a positive light is music to your ears. And it was to mine!

If you have a minute, check out her site. I read through some previous posts and they were great. It’s a pretty website to begin just full of ideas and bits of inspiration. Give it a look and see what wonderful things you might be able to dream up for your wedding!