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Recent news from Lake Champlain Chocolates:

New Plant-Based Truffle Bars

Announcing New Plant-Based Truffle Bars!

The chocolate indulgence that holds itself to a higher standard. Lake Champlain Chocolates is excited to release their new Plant-Based Truffle Bars, free of palm oil, artificial ingredients, and GMOs. “Eating plant-based doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste,” says Allyson Myers, Director of Marketing for LCC. “We are excited to be releasing a truffle bar that uses quality ingredients and satisfies discerning chocolate-lovers who appreciate a rich flavor.” Discover more, or order the complete collection of all five flavors here. Click here to read the official consumer press release.

Chris Bohjalian Lioness Bar

Small Batch, Limited Edition Chocolate Bar

A sweet collaboration between Lake Champlain Chocolates and #1 New York Times bestselling Vermont author, Chris Bohjalian — this tantalizing limited-edition chocolate bar captures the essence of Chris’s newest historical thriller, The Lioness. Savor a safari adventure with this immersive extra-dark chocolate experience. Just as you let the bold, 70% cocoa dark chocolate, cultivated in Uganda, start to melt your worries away, the unexpected crunch of candied coconut pops up, while the fiery intensity of the berbere spice brings the smoldering heat of an African safari. Due to limited quantites it will be carried by select Vermont and northeast bookstore customers. $2 from every bar sold will also be donated to Fair Trade USA’s Women’s Empowerment project in Africa. Click here to read the press release.

Product Recall

Voluntary Product Recall - January 2021

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is issuing a public alert and a voluntary recall on select milk chocolate products distributed between July 2020 and January 2021. This voluntary product recall is for select milk chocolate products that may contain potential foreign objects. Lake Champlain Chocolates is issuing this recall after a consumer reported finding brittle plastic pieces in a finished product. To date, no consumers have reported adverse health effects due to this contamination. For specific details about the recall, click here. If you have any of these items, please contact your sales representative or email us at to request a refund or for additional information.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store

COVID-19 Message to Our Wholesale Community

Each day brings new challenges – this saying has never been more true. We want our customers to know that Lake Champlain Chocolates is focused on the safety of our employees and the ability for us to continue making chocolate. How are we doing this? Right now we have plenty of chocolate in stock, ready to go. Our shipping team is fortunate enough to have an optimal physical space that adheres to the CDC’s social distancing requirements. They are hustling to get your orders fulfilled and out the door!
This time of social distancing and staying at home isn’t easy, but LCC is doing its best to make sure we are delivering the chocolate you need, when you need it. Because as we all know, even one piece of chocolate can change your world- even if just for a moment.

Chocolate B Corporation sculpture

Proud to be a Certified B Corporation®

Lake Champlain Chocolates is excited to now be a certified B Corporation®. We believe in a better way of doing business and this holistic certification confirms our commitment to progressive social and environmental business practices, accountability, and transparency. Learn more on our blog.

Winner of 3 sofi Awards!

Winner of Three sofi™ Awards!

It's amazing to think that it all started as a limited-edition project to support our local Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Moka Fleck, our jazzy blend of 43% dark-milk chocolate, Vermont Coffee Company coffee, and house-roasted cacao nibs was so popular among our local chocolate fanatics that it earned a place in our Organic Chocolate Bar line. Four short months after their debut, Moka Fleck and It's Hot, Honey were honored with three sofi™ Awards by the Specialty Food Association! Click here to learn more about the sofi™ Awards and read the full April 27, 2017 press release.

SQF Certified

Lake Champlain Chocolates achieves SQF Certification

Lake Champlain Chocolates is pleased to announce that, after years of hard work and dedication, we have earned our SQF (Safe Quality Food) Level 2 certification. This certification, recognized worldwide as one of the food industry's leading food safety and food quality designations, is another step towards our goals of providing increased transparency. Click here to read the full November 10, 2016 press release.

Lampman family values

Younger & Wiser: A New Generation at Lake Champlain Chocolates

Vermont Life Magazine recently sat down with the Lampman family (Jim, Anne, Eric and Ellen) to talk about the future of LCC and how the second-generation, family owned company is evolving with sophisticated sourcing and a global perspective to appeal to the younger generation of consumers. Click here to read the full article.

Sofi Award

Apple Cider Caramels named a 2016 sofi Awards finalist!

We are ex-cidered to announce that our Apple Cider caramels were just named a 2016 sofi Award Finalist! For over 40 years, the Specialty Food Association has honored innovators and craftsmen in the specialty food industry with the “Oscars” of the food world – the Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation Awards or sofi Awards. The Apple Cider Caramels are the result of a fruitful collaboration between our neighbors down the street, Citizen Cider, and Happy Valley Orchard. By blending apple cider and golden caramel with smooth, milk chocolate, we created a confection that embodies the quintessential taste of Vermont in every bite. Visit us at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, Booth #4220 to sample some Apple Cider Caramels and see what all the buzz is about.

LCC Senior Vice President Ellen Reed Lampman featured in Fair Trade campaign

Fair Trade Features Ellen Reed Lampman in their Campaign

Lake Champlain Chocolates' very own Senior Vice President, Ellen Reed Lampman was recently featured in the Fair Trade #FairHer campaign that celebrated the strong women of fair trade. Why is it so important to support fair trade? Ellen says,"I support fair trade because it's a sustainable way to care for our global food community and provide traceability along the supply chain. To know where your food is coming from and that farmers have the ability to improve their lives and their communities is something to feel good about." To read other #Fairher stories and to learn more please visit

Introducing our new Chocolate Caramel Five Star Bar

Our Five Star Bar Family is Bigger and Better

Introducing our newest addition to the Best-Selling Five Star Bar Line: The Chocolate Caramel Five Star Bar! Rich caramel infused with organic 72% dark chocolate and loaded with roasted Guatemalan cocoa nibs and dark chocolate chunks. “The Chocolate Caramel Five Star Bar is all about dark chocolate indulgence,” says Allyson Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing at Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC). “And we’re especially proud that Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, our bean to bar project, directly sourced and roasted the Guatemalan cocoa nibs in-house. The nibs add a texture and flavor to the bar that delivers on the promise of the ultimate dark chocolate experience.”

Apple Cider Caramels named a 2016 Good Food Awards finalist

Apple Cider Caramels named a 2016 Good Food Awards Finalist

Lake Champlain Chocolates is proud to announce our Apple Cider Caramels are a 2016 Good Food Award Finalist. The caramels were chosen by a panel of the country’s foremost chocolate experts for their exceptional taste as well as for supporting sustainable agriculture, transparency, responsible relationships and social good. “Apple is such a classic Vermont taste,” says Eric Lampman, Director of Innovation and Quality at LCC. “By teaming up with local producers Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard, we were able to create a confection that celebrates this iconic flavor and showcases a harmony of fermented foods— apples into cider and cocoa beans into chocolate.” To learn more about the Good Food Awards visit