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Fall is in the air, we're reflecting that in our stores. We've started seeing the leaves turn in the trees as we drive by them...

Vermont Autumn Trees

...but now you can get that feeling in our stores as well. You've already heard about our artist's vision for our fall collection, and we've decorated our stores to match:

Lake Champlain Chocolates Autumn Store Decorations

To echo the changing seasons, we've brought out a number of exclusive fall chocolates of Vermont. In addition to our peanut butter and caramel leaves, we also have some specialty autumn gift boxes. In the true spirit of fall, we are offering a unique truffle flavor that is only available this time of year: the pumpkin truffle. If you like all things spiced, be sure to taste this one. Made with real pumpkin and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg, this truffle is the chocolatier's answer to the perfect pumpkin pie. Want to try one? We have them in our autumn collections, or you can stop into one of our stores and find them behind the counter.

Pumpkin Truffle

Although the weather is helping us start to think about autumn here in Vermont, you can get yourself in the mood for fall anywhere! Maybe a little of our chai gourmet hot chocolate would help?

And if you're in the area, stop by our factory store for a factory tour! The summer rush is over, and the tours are becoming much more intimate. Plus, as we gear up for our busy season, we're making more and more cool chocolate confections in our factory.

However you decide to celebrate, have a great end-of-summer.

The Splendor of Vermont

Posted on August 22, 2012 4:08 PM by Meghan

I’m in denial that summer is almost over.  We’ve had an amazing one here in Vermont this year, I’m not sure Lake Champlain has looked more beautiful than it has lately.  Case in point below (taken last night!)

We are lucky; however, that fall in Vermont also tips the scales in the beautiful department.  And I have to say that I do love curling up with a cup of hot chocolate after being outside in the cool, crisp air.

So with the coming of fall, comes our stunning new autumn graphics.  We spend a lot of time (almost as much as making the chocolates themselves) on our packaging—it must live up to the quality of the chocolates!  I thought it might be nice to share some words from the designer herself and hear the concepts behind our handsome designs.

These designs mimic a linocut technique that is more “folksy” but yet retains a contemporary feel. This is achieved through color and shape and pattern of the interior (“veins”) of the leaves as well as the repeat patter in the bottom portion of the box.
We all expect the traditional hot bright saturated hues of autumn- the reds, oranges, and yellows.  This color palette explores the intermediate colors- ginger oranges, muted teals, olive yellow greens and stormy grey purples- that are also present in this transitional season.
The decorative patterns on the leaves depict the multi-faceted framework and unique structure that each leaf possesses and takes it to a purely graphic level.  They became art.
Fall is a tapestry of color that is not only visual but tactile and both the leaf graphics and the repeat pattern of leaves and seed pod reinforce that proposition.

Here’s to fall- the splendor of Vermont.