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Lake Champlain Chocolates to Host New Organic Bar Tastings

January 9, 2017

Lake Champlain Chocolates will be celebrating the release of four new organic bars with free tasting events held at their Factory Store on Pine Street on Saturdays from 12-4 in January

BURLINGTON, VT–  Lake Champlain Chocolates(LCC) will be celebrating the release of four new organic bars with free tasting events held at their Factory Store on Pine Street on Saturdays from 12-4 in January.Roasted cacao nibs, spicy habanero, sweet honey, tart raspberry and boozy caramel are some of the irresistible flavors in Lake Champlain Chocolates’ newest additions to their organic chocolate bar line.

January 14

It’s Hot, Honey & Heavenly Honey Apiaries

This bar combines the sweet flavor of Vermont honey with the spiciness of a habanero pepper, covered in 57% dark chocolate. “We’ve been using Vermont honey in our products since we started in 1983,” says Coffey, “With the rising interest in natural sweeteners as well as the awareness of the significance of pollinators in our environment, it was important to us to introduce another product using honey; this time capitalizing on the popularity of exotic chili peppers for a winning flavor!”  Heavenly Honey Apiary will have samples of Vermont honey for customers to enjoy, alongside the new “hot honey” bar.

January 21
Bourbon Caramel & Mad River Distillers
A sultry and slightly smoky caramel is infused with Mad River Bourbon, from the up and coming Vermont distiller, and then covered with a dark-milk chocolate blend.  “Exceptional flavor starts with extraordinary ingredients and LCC takes pride in collaborating with local producers to create products people love,” says Coffey. “We are thrilled to have Mad River Distillers at our store sampling and selling their bourbon to support the launch of the Bourbon Caramel bar.”

January 28
Raspberries & Dark Chocolate and Citizen Cider
A fresh approach to a timeless classic, this bar delivers authentic raspberry fruit flavor— tart and crunchy— in a dark chocolate bar.  “We have teamed up with our friends at Citizen Cider to pair Raspberries and Chocolate with their Northern Spy Cider,” says Coffey.  The pairing brings out the tartness of both the apple and raspberry for a pleasing and complementary pairing.  Citizen Cider will be selling and sampling Northern Spy for customers to try the pairing for themselves. The Raspberry & Chocolate bar with a bottle of Northern Spy could be a unique gift with Valentine’s Day around the corner.
The bars are non-GMO, organic and fair trade certified. LCC is especially proud to continue the tradition of working with local producers as well as creating their own ingredients in-house, like the Dominican Republic roasted cacao nibs. The four new bars can be purchased at LCC’s three retail stores, Pine Street and Church Street in Burlington and on Route 100 in Waterbury, online at  or at your local specialty or natural food market.

About Lake Champlain Chocolates
A pioneer in the American chocolate movement, Lake Champlain Chocolates is a family-owned company located in Burlington, Vermont. In 1983, Jim Lampman declared he would create upscale American chocolates that would “rival the Belgians.”  More than 30 years later, the Lampman family has done just that, by introducing European flavors and tastes using local, Vermont ingredients and by taking a craftsman’s approach to chocolate: creativity, patience and mastery. This level of care and craft leads to chocolates that win high praise, year after year, from customers and industry experts alike. As a Fair for Life – Social and Fair Trade Certified Company, LCC uses fair trade chocolate and is committed to using non-GMO ingredients. Lake Champlain Chocolates are hand made by people who are passionate about their work; products include chocolate bars, including the best-selling Five Star Bars, truffles, caramels, gift assortments and gourmet hot chocolate and are available online, nationwide at specialty food and gift stores, such as Whole Foods Market, upscale hotels and inns, and at their three company-owned stores in Vermont.

Contact Information:
Meghan Fitzpatrick

Lake Champlain Chocolates