Lake Champlain Chocolates Offers Free Factory Tours - Free Chocolate-Making Demonstrations 9/10, 10/22 & 11/12/2005 - Picked As “Yankee Magazine Editor’s Choice”

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) announced today that it was named an Editors’ Choice in the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England, an honor reserved for noteworthy travel destinations. Free guided factory tours are offered weekdays on the hour from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the 750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont location.

Burlington, VT (PRWEB) June 7, 2005 -- Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) announced today that it was named an Editors’ Choice in the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England, an honor reserved for noteworthy travel destinations. Free guided factory tours are offered weekdays on the hour from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the 750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont location.

Melt in your mouth aromas greet you at the door to the 750 Pine Street factory & café, where visitors satisfy all their senses while learning the story “from bean to chocolate to you.” Knowledgeable, friendly tour guides explain the history of the company as well as cocoa bean growing, harvesting, fermenting, conching, tempering, and molding. Favorite processes to watch are chocolate enrobing, depositing, molding, packaging, and hand painting of the chocolates. For those who can’t travel to Vermont, an online version of the tour is at www.lakechamplainchocolates.com.

While learning how chocolates are made, guests see and sample fresh, delicious confections made right before their eyes. Throughout the year, visitors can experience live chocolate-making demonstrations given by professional chocolatiers. Demonstrations are currently scheduled for September 10, October 22, and November 12, 2005 at 1:00 PM (call 802-864-1807 for additional dates and times). In addition to general tips and advice on how to turn chocolate into delectable treats, table tempering and shell molding are explained. Guests learn from chocolatiers in a relaxed atmosphere, with the opportunity to have their chocolate-making questions answered by a professional. Praised as “some of the best chocolate in the country” by The New York Times, Lake Champlain Chocolates are sought after and sold nationwide.

The Factory Store & Café offers chocolates & confections, apparel, gift cards, and deep discounts on slightly imperfect factory seconds. The café, which overlooks the chocolate factory floor, offers hot and cold chocolate & espresso drinks, tea, brewed coffee, and LCC All Natural Ice Cream.

Now in its 34th year of publication, the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England provides more than 600,000 readers with the insider information they need to fully enjoy travel in the six New England states. This year’s all-new guide includes more than 20 feature stories and essential information for residents and visitors who want to explore their own backyards, or plan the perfect summer vacation.

Lake Champlain Chocolates offers sweet indulgences that capture the essence of Vermont, the tradition of making fine chocolate, and the pride that goes into each bite. Preservative-free and Kosher-certified, Lake Champlain Chocolates are crafted in small batches from the finest quality Belgian chocolate and select natural ingredients including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup, honey, fruits, nuts, and other natural flavors. Lake Champlain Chocolates are available online at www.lakechamplainchocolates.com, toll-free at 1-800-465-5909, as corporate gifts & wedding favors, at three company-owned retail stores in Vermont, and nationwide at specialty food & gift stores and upscale hotels & inns.

This press release is online at http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/NewsItem.aspx?pn_deptid=469

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