Lake Champlain Chocolates

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Lake Champlain Chocolates
Industry Chocolate and candy manufacturer
Founded 1983
Headquarters Burlington, Vermont, United States
Key people
Jim Lampman, founder
Number of employees
The Lake Champlain Chocolates factory

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”.[1] 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.

Lake Champlain Chocolates' product line includes kosher, no preservatives bars,[2] chocolate bunnies, truffles, and peanut cups. LCC offers chocolate demonstrations, sampling, and factory tours.

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  1. ^ "Awards and accolades for Lake Champlain Chocolates". Gourment Chocolate of the Month Club. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile for Lake Champlain Chocolates". Business Wire. Retrieved 2012-02-26.