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Vermont Foodie Gift Guide

Posted on December 11, 2013 11:50 AM by Amy Lipsitz

Vermont has long been ahead of the curve in the “good food” department. The best maple syrup on the planet, award-winning beer and cheese, beautiful hand-blown glassware and simply stunning cutting boards are just a sampling of what our home state has to offer. Working at a chocolate company where ingredient and product quality are of the utmost importance, you can bet there’s a lot of LCC employees that could be classified as “foodies.” We asked around the office and compiled a list of our favorite Vermont crafted, food related gifts for the gourmand on your list!

      1. Lake Champlain Chocolates Revel Chocolates- Handcrafted truffles in five unique flavors, sure to please any chocolate aficionado. Paired truffles include WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery Crème Fraîche, George Howell Espresso, Bergamot & Honey, and Chipotle Cinnamon.

2. Vermont Butcher Block Cheese Board- This cheese board was made with locally harvested Cherry and is just beautiful with the Tiger Maple stripe contrasting against the orange-red of the cherry. It's the perfect piece for a formal spread or even a picnic in the meadows of Vermont.

      3. Apple Cider Caramels- We teamed up with Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard to create luscious, new Apple Cider Caramels!  Each bite will remind you of an orchard-fresh apple dipped in slow-cooked caramel and drenched in milk chocolate.  A classic taste of Vermont! 

4. Vermont Creamery Goat Log Trio- These fresh goat cheeses have earned an honored place among chefs, both home and professional alike. The cheese is made with fresh goat's milk that sets overnight, is drained and then shaped into logs. This cheese is distinguished by a simple, mild, fresh goat's milk favor and is highly versatile as an ingredient or as part of a cheeseboard.

5. New Duds Vegetable Print Tea Towels- Perfect for any kitchen, this set of tea towels is hand drawn and hand printed by our friends at New Duds in Colchester, VT. Set of three Flour Sack Tea Towels in unique vegetable print designs!

6. Lake Champlain Chocolates Peppermint Hot Chocolate- Have a merry, minty holiday season! Our Peppermint Hot Chocolate is a refreshing blend of luxurious cocoa and refreshing peppermint, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Just the thing to warm everyone up on a cold day!

Happy Holidays from all of us here at Lake Champlain Chocolates!


The Twelve Chocolates of Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2012 11:41 AM by Caitlin
Grand Holiday Chocolate Basket

Who said Christmas Chocolate could only be given out on the 25th? There are twelve days of Christmas, and twelve chocolates we have specifically chosen below (mostly because they fit the original song pretty well)! Be sure to sing along...

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eight chocolate snowmen,
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Nine chocolate truffles,
Eight chocolate snowmen,
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Ten mint crunch coins,
Nine chocolate truffles,
Eight chocolate snowmen,
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Eleven chocolate revels,
Ten mint crunch coins,
Nine chocolate truffles,
Eight chocolate snowmen,
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve Giant Santas,
Eleven chocolate revels,
Ten mint crunch coins,
Nine chocolate truffles,
Eight chocolate snowmen,
Seven sea salt caramels,
Six maple crunches,
Five five Star Bars,
Four orange peels,
Three Cocoa Tins,
Two nonpareils,
And an 11 piece truffle spruce tree!


How To Tie Ribbon Like a Pro

Posted on November 28, 2012 8:32 AM by Caitlin

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it's not only time to buy gifts (and if you're looking, we have a great selection of holiday chocolate,) but it also means you have to wrap all of those gifts.

In our chocolate shops, we know a thing or two about how to create a beautifully packaged box, and we thought we would share some of these tips with you. Watch the video below to see how we do it, and if you want to see our beautiful wrapping in person, visit one of our stores!