Lake Champlain Chocolates Debuts New Organic Chocolate Bars at Winter Fancy Food Show 2014

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Vermont Chocolate Maker Adds Four Dark Chocolate Flavors to Best-Selling Portfolio

With the introduction of four new organic dark chocolate bars to its popular organic line, Vermont chocolatier Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is giving chocolate lovers even more of what they want—dark chocolate that is both indulgent and wholesome.

“There has been explosive growth in dark chocolate, especially where indulgence meets better-for-you ingredients,” says Catherine Wisloski, Director of Marketing at LCC. “The market is also seeing continued cravings for salty-sweet flavor combinations. So, we developed these new bars with tempting flavors, organic ingredients, and snack-worthy crunch and salt in Fair For Life-certified, high cocoa-content dark chocolate.”

With thirty years in the chocolate-making business and three company-owned retail stores, LCC is at the pulse of the consumer. “We are able to talk directly to our customers on a daily basis and hear what they are looking for,” says Wisloski. To join their best-selling line of organic chocolate bars, these new flavors needed to offer an exceptional treat for those who valued wellness and ingredient purity, and who enjoy chocolate as a between-meal treat. A Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and a Dark Chocolate Toffee and Almond Crunch satisfy the need for a salty-sweet snack. The irresistible 72% cocoa content Almonds and Sea Salt and the deep, chocolatey 72% Dark Chocolate bars are an ultimate treat for those seeking to add delicious, high-cocoa content, chocolate to their diet.

“Chocolate is no longer just a special occasion at the end of a meal,” says Wisloski. “High cocoa content, nut inclusions and the tang of salt make these bars an appealing choice for the organic chocolate consumer who wants to enhance their health, explore new flavors and indulge or reward themselves throughout the day.”

The new bars, along with the full organic line, which now boasts 14 classic and unique flavors, can be tasted at Booth #470 at the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, Calif., January 19-21. The four new bars feature an SRP of $4.99 and will be available for wholesale distribution and online retail in July 2014.

All Lake Champlain Chocolates’ products are Kosher-certified, free of preservatives, additives and high-fructose corn syrup. For more about the Vermont chocolate maker, visit


About Lake Champlain Chocolates
A pioneer in the American chocolate movement, Lake Champlain Chocolates is a family-owned company located in Burlington, Vermont. In 1983, Jim Lampman declared he would create upscale American chocolates that would “rival the Belgians.” More than 30 years later, the Lampman family has done just that, by introducing European flavors and tastes using local, Vermont ingredients and by taking a craftsman’s approach to chocolate: creativity, patience and mastery. This level of care and craft leads to chocolates that win high praise, year after year, from customers and industry experts alike. As a Fair for Life – Social and Fair Trade Certified company, LCC uses fair trade chocolate and is committed to using non-GMO ingredients by the end of 2014. Lake Champlain Chocolates are hand made by people who are passionate about their work; products include chocolate bars, as well as the best-selling Five Star Bars, truffles, caramels, gift assortments and gourmet hot chocolate and are available online, nationwide at specialty food and gift stores, such as Whole Foods Market, upscale hotels and inns, and at their four company-owned stores in Vermont.

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