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Lake Champlain Chocolates

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Address: 750 Pine Street, Burlington, VT
Phone Number: 800-465-5909
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Description: The Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Cafe offers chocolates and...
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!
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Best Chocolate Ever

Visited the factory on Pine Street in Burlington and finally got around to taking the tour. The "tour" which is actually just looking into the factory with a guide explaining what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
jbird1957
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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If no tour is available then don't bother going. You can buy the chocolate at any of the retail shops. There is much better chocolate out there.

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LakeChamplain83, Public Relations Manager at Lake Champlain Chocolates, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to our Factory store. We're sorry you missed the tour; however, there is quite of bit of chocolate sold at our Factory store that you cannot buy anywhere else. We have LOTS of factory seconds and many hand made confections in our bulk case that are only sold at this store due to their short shelf life... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited the factory on Pine Street in Burlington and finally got around to taking the tour. The "tour" which is actually just looking into the factory with a guide explaining what is going on. You also get to watch a short video regarding the beginning process of chocolate, and seeing an actual cocoa pod. I highly recommend getting hot chocolate... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Awesome Chocolaterie. It is a local Vermont Choco Shop that has grown into a sophisticated boutique. They make killer chocolates, sublime caramel and candy apples and really great quality sweet treats. The salted caramel chocolate will literally blow your hair back! The place is pricey so if you are like us on a tihgt budget and you are hauling your... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you're in Burlington, VT, and you're a chocolate lover, then you need to stop here. There is a free tour, with free samples, what more could you want? I actually did learn something about where chocolate comes from, and how it's made (previously I would just scarf it down in mindless bliss). One thing I was a little disappointed... More 

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LakeChamplain83, Public Relations Manager at Lake Champlain Chocolates, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting us and your wonderful review. I thought you might be interested to know that Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker is a line of bean to bar chocolate bars within Lake Champlain Chocolates. We source cocoa beans from Guatemala and Madagascar and process the beans into chocolate bars in a facility right next door to... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Free Samples, Free Tour, Chocolate is a little Pricey BUT very good! We did it all. It was very good!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

There isn't really a tour, per se. There is a raised seating area with a big window overlooking the production area where an employee will show you a video and pass around visual aids as well as one of each of the flavors of chocolate nibs - dark, milk, and white. There are also a couple of samples of finished... More 

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped by before our boat ride on the Spirit of Ethan Allen 3. It is not to far away from the harbor. You can watch them make chocolate through the glass on the hour. It is free to watch them. They usually have some small samples out for you to taste and hopefully convince you to buy. The chocolate... More 

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Oakland, Tennessee
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was my second visit to this delightful place. So many different choices to try. The fudge is the best in the world, the truffles are heavenly, the sea salt caramels are SINFUL. I would rate the quality a 20 PLUS PLUS. The service was not overly ambitious, but not as friendly as the other places I visited while in... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I bought my sweetie a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day. The box they came in was absolutely beautiful and she loved it. It was expensive but well worth it.

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Tampa, FL
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Looking for nice gifts for our family we decided to stop in and we're glad we did...they give out samples! Bought a couple of nice valentine gifts.

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