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Sourcing at Lake Champlain Chocolates

What's our secret to making great tasting chocolate? It all comes down to one thing - using only the best ingredients.

From the Beginning

Since 1983, Lake Champlain Chocolates has always been dedicated to sourcing the freshest local ingredients. Long before eating local became a trend, it just made sense to us to use the highest quality ingredients from local farmers and producers to craft our irresistibly delicious chocolates. When you are as passionate about crafting great tasting chocolate as we are, you only put the best ingredients into your product - that's why we've never added preservatives, extenders, or additives, and it is why we've worked diligently to remove GMOs from all of our chocolates and use organic ingredients whenever possible.

Learn more about our local partners!

Vermont honey bee, maple syrup tap, Vermont butter, and cow grazing

Our Commitment

As a socially-responsible, family-owned Vermont company, that sources ingredients from around the world, we recognize that the choices we make affect people, our products, and our planet. As a certified B Corporation® we are dedicated to continuous improvement – which means increasing transparency in our supply chain, and being committed to purchasing non-GMO, organic, and fair trade ingredients whenever possible. Because, better ingredients make better chocolate, and you deserve only the best. Enjoy every bite of Lake Champlain Chocolates knowing that we are committed to making a postive impact on our local and global communities by:

  • Using 100% fair trade certified chocolate in all of our confections
  • Seeking out the best and fresh ingredients from local farmers and producers.
  • Sourcing organic, non-GMO, and fair trade certified ingredients whenever possible.
  • Respecting labor rights of employees, listening to employee feedback, providing good working conditions, and paying fair wages and benefits.
  • Fostering long-term partnerships and socially responsible trading practices with suppliers and purveyors.
  • Acting as good citizens, enhancing opportunities within communities and practicing environmental responsibility.
  • Lake Champlain Chocolates Social and Fair Trade Principles infographic