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Lake Champlain Chocolates

750 Pine Street, Burlington, VT
800-465-5909
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Ranked #2 of 8 shopping in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops
Owner description: The Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Cafe offers chocolates and confections including handmade truffles, caramels, clusters, our famous Five... more » Owner description: The Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Cafe offers chocolates and confections including handmade truffles, caramels, clusters, our famous Five Star Bars, gift assortments and gourmet hot chocolate. The cafe serves lattes, ice creams, gourmet coffee and teas, hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream or marshmallows,and lots of factory seconds! The through-the-window factory tour takes place Monday-Friday on the house from 11am -2pm. Learn the history of Lake Champlain Chocolates, where chocolate comes from, how chocolate is made and enjoy lots of samples! « less
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Chesterland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Champlain Chocolates is a fun place to visit. Their “factory tour” is more of a “hands on” demonstration, but we actually learned something and they give out free samples. They run the presentations every hour from 10 to 2. You might want to arrive a little early as these apparently fill up, particularly in the summer. The tours are free.... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We spent a little time on our visit to Burlington here at the Lake Champlain Chocolates factory. We enjoyed the tour and loved the chocolate. Back at home here in Los Angeles I picked up one of their Creamy Coconut dark chocolate bars...it really was spectacular...kind of like that famous candy bar with the coconut filled dark chocolate, but on... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The factory tour is seated at the back of the store with a view of the factory floor. Factory is so small that a tour on the floor one would not be possible. They give you free chocolate though. Free. I thought the explanation was fascinating. Trying the chips is great as is finally getting a true explanation of the... More

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Isle La Motte, Vermont
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The tour is just a sit down tour with a guide who explains the slides of chocolate history. You do sit by windows that give you a view of the factory where a variety of chocolate making is in process. Interesting but not overwhelming. The chocolates in the store come in a huge assortment of varieties and are quite good... More

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A beautiful store with a huge variety of quality chocolates. Look for the "2nd's" at a great discount. Total deliciousness!

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east coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We weren't planning on coming here, but since it started raining, we decided might as well. The free tour was starting as we walked in, but they were kind enough to allow us to stand in the back and join. A short video and then the lady explained the cocoa to chocolate process, which was interesting. You can see through... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Don't miss the excellent "tour"- an educational explanation of the creation of chocolate and an observatory of the working factory. Of course you get to sample different chocolates and then you can purchase your favorites for home- yummy!

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This isn't much of a "tour" in the typical sense, but more of a narration about the different aspects of how chocolate is transformed from cocoa to the stuff we eat. It was very informative, I should say, with the guide handing out specimens of each stage of the chocolate-making process for you to see, touch, and smell. And you... More

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High Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

That's all I really need to say, isn't it? Get some chocolate!!!!!! Go during the winter time, the area this place is located is so amazing during the winter time.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went for the "tour" which was a short talk and a short movie, and we learned a bit about chocolate making. It was fun. But the store, with the discounted "factory seconds" was awesome. Who cares if the label isn't perfect? The chocolate sure tasted great! All you fellow chocoholics out there, this is the place for you!

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