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Free Chocolate at Stowe!

Posted on January 29, 2013 3:27 PM by Caitlin
Stowe Ice Carving Competition

Thanks to our beautiful store in Waterbury, just down Route 100 from Stowe, we are the official chocolates of Stowe Mountain Resort. This weekend was a big one for the resort, as they were part of Stowe’s Winter Carnival, and on Saturday they hosted their annual Ice Sculpture Competition.

With only a few hours to create art out of frozen water, it was amazing to see these carvers work. Chainsaws, hand tools and rags were all used to create beautiful finished sculptures.

Free Chocolate for Everyone

All of this was great fun to watch, but with temperatures in the teens and an added wind-chill factor, we knew we had to help keep the crowds warm and happy. My mother always had chocolate in her pocket when we went skiing, and we passed along the tradition this Saturday, handing out free chocolate squares to adults and children alike.

Five Star Bar Sticker

If you missed us this past weekend, don’t worry – we’ll be back for more fun at the s’mores pit on February 16. In the meantime, look out for our 5 Star Sticker. It’s an awesome sticker to slap on a helmet or boot bag, but it’s even more awesome when you realize that it’s good for a free Five Star Bar, redeemable at our Waterbury location! Stowe staff will be handing them out if you look like you’re having a five star day, and you can always come and ask us for one at the s’mores pit!

Happy Winter! We hope to catch you (with some chocolate) on the slopes!

Lake Champlain Chocolates Smores at Stowe!

Posted on January 14, 2013 3:43 PM by Caitlin

Having hot chocolate after a long day of sledding is a tradition, but wouldn't it also hit the spot after a long day of skiing, particularly at Stowe?

Lake Champlain Chocolates At Stowe Make Smores with Lake Champlain Chocolates

Of course! Fortunately you won't have to go without a cup hot chocolate any weekend that you ski at Stowe. In fact, every weekend from 2-4pm, free hot chocolate is paired with s'mores at Stowe's very own fire pit. Even, better, this happy event is sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates on certain special weekends throughout the season.

We just recently hosted our first s'mores event of the year, and what a success it was! Our Traditional Hot Chocolate earned high accolades from the tasters at the event -- both parents and children alike -- and if you think a s'more is good with standard chocolate, try making one with Lake Champlain's gourmet milk chocolate!

Hot Chocolate at Stowe

All in all, our first event was a snowy, sticky, sweet success, and we hope to see you there again this Saturday, on January 19th for some more free hot chocolate and s'mores.

Do you want some more?

Posted on August 17, 2011 10:47 AM by Lauren

Do you want some more? Apparently the answer is always a resounding yes when it comes to graham crackers, marshmallows, and all sorts of chocolates, especially during summertime. Originally, s'mores were invented as a "gather 'round the campfire" sort of snack, and the very first s'mores recipe was published in the 1927 Girl Scouts manual "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts."

Flash forward to today in Burlington, VT at Lake Champlain Chocolates. We've got handmade s'mores just in time to savor what's left of the glorious summertime! Come down to any of our locations at Pine St., Church St, or Waterbury and pick up some house made graham crackers and marshmallows for your next shindig! Plus, the best part is that you get to select from any of our chocolates. If you are a milk chocolate person, we’ve got it! If you're into the new Grace Potter bar with tons of heat and spice, we've got it! I've also found the hazelnut praline bar tastes particularly good on a s'more. Just sayin'. Either way, create a s'more your way, and enjoy the warmth of friends and summer.

Last Friday we decided in honor of the launch and National S'Mores Day we couldn't resist testing them out. We hauled in the firepit, invited our friends here, and went s'more crazy. With marshmallows caramelizing, chocolate melting, and conversation going, it was simply sublime. I hope these photos inspire you to gather 'round the fire, create your own perfect s'more, and keep eating until you want n'more.

Extreme S'moring!

Posted on February 21, 2011 2:26 PM by Erin

Lake Champlain Chocolates inadvertently invented a new sport this past weekend, EXTREME S'MORING!

The conditions were ideal at the Stowe Mountain Resort - gale force winds, -20 degrees temps, snow that was coming down sideways.  In other words, a perfect storm.

The heartiest of skiers & riders threw on their helmets, goggles, and a couple of extra layers to delight in our traditional hot chocolate and to roast our new homemade marshmallows over an open fire.

Who was selected MVP of extreme s'moring?  The kid who downed a record 8 cups of hot chocolate?  This little guy in the green jacket who showed impressive technique as he held on for dear life?

It was too hard to choose.  Let's just say they're both winners.

How to Make Gourmet Smores - Fabulous!

Posted on July 8, 2008 8:44 AM by Leann
So, you might think trying to make a better smore is like trying to build a better mousetrap. But really, isn’t it this constant pursuit of perfection that brought us from living in caves with no fire to living indoors and contemplating the perfect smore?

To be honest with you, I never gave it much thought before my co-workers started mentioning it. I’d go to a cookout, set my marshmallow on fire since I am too impatient to cook it properly, grab a graham cracker and whatever mass produced chocolate was being offered, mash them together and eat. And I was happy.

But I have now been turned onto using our assorted chocolate squares as the base for my smores. Such a simple idea and oh so brilliant. Sure, you can use whole chocolate bars and break them up but the squares are the perfect size for a smore and allow for variety. Imagine – a hazelnut praline smore, a 70% dark chocolate smore, or how about an organic sea salt and almond smore?! It really is brilliant.

So, armed with that knowledge, I’m bringing one of our assortments of chocolate squares to the next bonfire or cookout I go to. This is too good to keep to myself! Or is it?! Try it at your next gathering. And if you’re feeling incredibly industrious and really want to get your Martha Stewart on, why not make a batch of homemade marshmallows from the recipe on our website? You’re guests will never be the same!