Lake Champlain Chocolates
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|Industry||Chocolate and candy manufacturer|
|Headquarters||Burlington, Vermont, USA|
|Key people||Jim Lampman, founder|
Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is a privately held chocolate manufacturer located in Burlington, Vermont, USA. The company handcrafts over one million pounds of gourmet chocolates each year. Its products are sold nationally through independent specialty food retailers. LCC also owns three retail locations in Vermont, including its factory store in Burlington.
Restaurant owner Jim Lampman, who was distributing hand rolled truffles from the kitchen, founded the company in 1983. Eventually Lampman sold the restaurant in order to focus on the new business.
In 1989, the Candy Bar Gazebo named LCC’s Caramel bar the “Best New Bar of 1989”. Other honors include “Best of the Region” by Yankee magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, “Top 25 Picks for Kids” by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Winter Guide 2003 and “The world’s finest chocolate…” by The Boston Globe magazine. LCC is well known for its gift baskets and handcrafted uniqueness on the chocolates.
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