With the best chocolate and coffee in Burlington, Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory is famous for its chocolate-dipped apricots and chocolate-dipped orange rind. Known for its excellent chocolate demonstrations, samplings and factory tours, this place is a must visit if you’re in Vermont.
What is it?
In business since 1983, The Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory is regarded as a heaven for children and chocolate lovers. In 1998, the factory had its huge opening at 750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont. Since then, they have come up with amazing new flavors of irresistible chocolates. With about 180 people visiting the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory at peak season now, the Lake Champlain Chocolates are considered to be among the best ones in the world.
Why should you visit?
The Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory offers a free seated 30 minutes factory tour, which includes free chocolate tastings during weekdays. Why would anyone want to miss out on that? Plus, the tour gives a detailed process of making chocolate and it is said to be extremely interesting and knowledgeable. Since the maximum capacity for a tour is 35 people, don’t be disappointed if the capacity is filled during sunny summer days. Even if you can’t get a tour, don’t worry; sipping the best (arguably) hot chocolate in the country and watching the best chocolate being made is never a bad idea!
Various honors and awards have been given to Lake Champlain Chocolates for its alluring flavors. The Yankee magazine, The Boston Globe magazine, The Wall Street Journal and many other publications have appreciated and given recognition to the factory and its appealing chocolates.
If you live away from Vermont and are wondering where you can get these chocolates, don;t worry! The Lake Champlain Chocolates are sold nationwide in various retail locations. But if you’re ever in Vermont, make sure you visit the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory.