Factory Tours at Lake Champlain Chocolates
Ages: 0 and up
Features: Restrooms, Snack Stand
The Factory Store & Café at 750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont is open from 9AM - 6PM, Monday - Saturday and from 12PM - 5PM on Sunday.
You can also visit the Church Street Marketplace location and see them making hand-whipped Copper Kettle Fudge on Saturdays.
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.” Almost 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. 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 three company-owned stores in Vermont.
Reviewed on 08/21/2013
this is not really a tour but more of an informative demo. we enjoyed it because they gave us free chocolate. I actually got a stomach ache from all the samples
Reviewed on 08/19/2011
It was great to sample the chocolate, but otherwise, this was not a great "tour" for kids. I put tour in quotes because it was not really a tour at all, but more of a lecture where they point out the machines used in the different parts of chocolate making. They tried to make it more interactive by having some hands on parts of the "tour," but little kids lost interest quickly. It was definitely informative, but I wouldn't recommend this...more