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For anyone who’s ever kissed a frog, or for someone who’s already met their prince, consider sending Lake Champlain Chocolates famous Kiss Me Frog – the perfect Valentine chocolate to give to just about anyone.  Need ideas for Valentines gifts for the man in your life?  What about your sister?  Son?  Daughter? These little guys are cute yet sassy and will put a smile on your Valentine’s face no matter what.

Venturing into the factory for a peak of our Valentine chocolates being made, I realized that these gourmet little frogs might be the coolest – and most versatile - Valentine candy out there.  How can you go wrong with an adorable frog handmade of chocolate?


The mould for the frog’s body is hand-decorated with dark chocolate accents and then filled halfway full with milk chocolate.  A ride on the magnetic tumbler hardens the chocolate and brings it to the outside of the mould, leaving a hollow center. 

The frogs are lined up on a sheet tray while their feet are prepared.


A sturdy base of white chocolate and dark chocolate webbed feet will hold up each frog – held together by a generous dollop of white chocolate and proudly standing tall, awaiting a Valentines chocolate kiss.


Don’t forget you can include a personalized message.  Chocolate is much better than boys! for that friend who was dumped right before Valentines Day.  You are my Princess if you think you’ve been a little toad-like lately.  And a simple Kiss Me will never go out of style.





He answers the phone unwaveringly every day with a smile on his face and in his voice.

She knows who to call when the AC is blasting in December, or the heat is on in July.

He sends the annoying salesperson who has called three times that week straight into your voicemail.

She double checks your letters to ensure there are no typos or grammatical errors before it goes out in the mail.

He has hot coffee and fresh baked goods on hand when your most important client comes to the office for a meeting and greets them all by name when they arrive.

She knows everyone’s birthday in the company AND everyone’s kids’ names.

He knows how to un-jam the printer, lickety-split.

They are the backbone, the glue, that indispensible person in your company who holds everyone together.

And it’s time to say thanks.

Even though you should be thanking everyone you work with every day, in case that doesn’t always quite happen, there is a special day to honor those people who help you get through each day with success.  Administrative Professionals Day.  This year it falls on Wednesday April 22.  Yes, it’s a long, cumbersome name and seemingly all-encompassing.  So many people do so many different tasks in an office to keep it running smoothly, it’s often hard to pin-point – who DOES fall under the Administrative Professional definition?

Well, I say be liberal, be generous, when thinking about who is deserving of your appreciation.  I mean, can you really appreciate someone too much?  

And what better way to show your thanks than a gift from Lake Champlain Chocolates!  Sure, flowers are pretty, but chocolates you can secretly bring home and keep all to yourself, share with your co-workers, or save up and savor one piece a day, making the gift last that much longer,(and pushing you through that 3:00pm lull).

Here are just a few ideas- a big box of exotic, gourmet chocolate truffles to excite the senses, the spring chocolate assortment featuring our most sought after creations wrapped in joyous spring colors, or combine flowers and chocolate in one gift with our chocolate flowers gift box or bag. 

Finally, if you know your admin professional has a particular favorite, choose a box of our handcrafted chocolates- dark chocolate vanilla caramels, almond butter crunch or chocolate peanut butter cups to name a few.  There are endless options! 

Consider this your reminder, because this is one thing your administrative professional will not do.