When you think "Election Day," the first thing that your mind jumps to is probably not chocolate. But here are three ways in which Lake Champlain Chocolates has something in common with Election Day:
1. Feeling patriotic while you choose your leaders for the next four years? Lake Champlain Chocolates is an American company that is locally owned and operated. We were founded thirty years ago by Jim Lampman in Burlington, Vermont and we’re still right here. We run our factory on Pine Street and we also have a packaging facility in Williston, Vermont. As much as possible, we incorporate local flavors into our chocolate, getting our cream from Monument Farms and our butter from the Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery. We source our honey from a beekeeper in Hubbardton Vermont, and a neighbor of our founder and owner provides us with our maple syrup.
2. Politicians always promise to do good. We can show that we do. From our membership in the World Cocoa Foundation to our commitment to carrying a fair-trade sourcing certification (with some of our organic hot chocolates already carrying certification,) we care about treating everyone with dignity and respect. We donate 10% of our pre-tax dollars to charities, and we are members of many local community groups, including the United Way of Chittenden County and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. We also offer chocolate donations to support local groups’ events.
3. We believe that voting is important, and we can prove it: If you live in the area, you can stop by one of our stores with your “I Voted” sticker for some free chocolate.
Happy Election Day!