See How Lake Champlain Chocolates is Tied to the Community
● Published by Ryan Frisch
Lake Champlain Chocolates
might be forgiven for resting on its chocolate covered laurels. The 32-year-old company, which produces some 1.3 million pounds of chocolate annually, consistently ranks among Vermont’s top five tourist destinations, with more than 200,000 people stopping by its factory store in Burlington every year. Its products are sold nationwide by over 1,800 specialty food retailers in 49 states, where blissful consumers enjoy champagne truffles, peanut Five Star bars, apple cider caramels, milk chocolate almond bark, dark chocolate–dipped apricots, organic Fair Trade hot chocolate, and many other delights. But the one thing Lake Champlain Chocolates hasn’t done is rest.