What is it about chocolate that makes it so irresistible? We have all had those moments when one handful turned into a second, third, and even fourth! Chocolate just has a way of turning a bad day into a better one and believe it or not, many of us have a particular mental make-up that drives us to indulge in sweets, according to an article by Smithsonian Magazine. While we happen to be pretty “sweet” on chocolate, we also know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so we wanted to make sure you knew about the delicious treats you can find at Lake Champlain Chocolates.
Lake Champlain Chocolates is located in Burlington, VT, about 45 minutes away from our inn in Middlebury. They have a wonderful factory store where you can take a free through-the-window tour to see how all of their delectable chocolates are made. You don’t even have to walk—you get to relax, listen to an interesting presentation, and of course, taste some of their mouth watering chocolate. They also offer formal tasting sessions where you can taste the flavor profiles of four chocolates with a chocolate tasting guide.
Now for those looking for a special Valentine’s gift, you will find all kinds of sweet options here. Go for the long-stemmed strawberries dipped in their signature dark chocolate or choose a dark chocolate heart throb filled with a dark chocolate raspberry ganache, and whimsical milk chocolate hearts, personalized with your special someone’s name. New this year they are offering chocolate frames, beautifully hand-decorated and made completely out of chocolate. Of course there are many gift baskets and assortments to choose from as well.
Just writing about all of these chocolates is stirring up the temptation to drive over there right now! It is a fantastic shop with friendly staff and of course, to die for chocolate. We won’t turn away samples if you’d like to share them when you come back to the inn! If you are still thinking about a last minute surprise Valentine’s weekend getaway, we have rooms available so book online today!