Lake Champlain Chocolates Assorted Chocolate Valentine Heart Box - 3 oz.
Lake Champlain Chocolates Assorted Chocolate Valentine Heart Box contains six pieces of unbelieveably wonderful chocolate. Lake Champlain's Heart Box is small enough for one, but big enough to effectively say "I love you." Give them what they really want this Valentine's Day. This sampler that includes Milk Caramel Heart, Hazelnut Praline, Raspberry Cream, Peanut Butter Sensation, Cherry Sensation, and Evergreen Mint.
Health Benefits of the World’s Most Coveted Indulgence
- High in Antioxidants: Chocolate has the same disease-fighting chemicals as red wines and fruits and vegetables, according to The University of California at San Diego. These chemicals, called antioxidants, combat cell damage that cause cancer and heart disease. The incorporation of dark chocolate and cocoa powder in the diet is one means of effectively increasing antioxidant intake.
- Boosts Immune System: Japanese researchers found that chocolate boosts the immune system to combat cell-damaging
- Lower Cholesterol: The principal fatty acid in chocolates, called stearic acid, lowers cholesterol levels according to the University of Texas Medical Center.
- Live Longer! A study of 7,841 Harvard males found that chocolate and candy eaters live almost a year longer than those who abstain.
- No Headaches: Studies at the University of Pennsylvania tested 63 women who had chronic headaches and found
chocolate was not a significant cause of migraines. Hormones appeared to play a more significant role.
- Go Dark: The form of chocolate with the most health benefits has up to 60% cocoa solids, the main component in chocolate.
- No Acne: Chocolate neither causes nor aggravates acne. The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Dietetic Association found that consumption of chocolate had no effect on the incidence of acne. Professional dermatologists do not find any correlations between acne and chocolate.
- Better Than Joe? 3 ounces of dark chocolate contains 60 milligrams of caffeine, about the same as a small cup (8 oz.) of coffee.
Chocolate has always been special.
To the ancient Mayans it was the nectar of the gods. Europeans revered it as a symbol of wealth and power. African cultures believed it an aphrodisiac. One of the world's greatest expressions of taste and rapture, chocolate is enjoyed by millions, yet few have successfully combined the oldest traditions of confection-making with the purest natural ingredients.
At Lake Champlain Chocolates, their goal is to create something extraordinary. Vermont ingredients, such as maple syrup, honey, cream and butter, have always played a role in these chocolates, as they combine the best traditions of chocolate making with new flavors and techniques. Crafted in small batches, the ingredients in Lake Champlain chocolates have always been fresh and natural and the results will astound you. Perhaps that’s why The New York Times reveres it as “some of the best chocolate in the country.”
- Lake Champlain Chocolate contains no additives or shelf extenders. As chocolate has over 500 flavor components, anything extra is bound to compromise the flavor.
- All Lake Champlain products are certified Star-D Kosher by the National Council of Young Israel in affiliation with Star-K Kosher Certification, with the exception of their maple candy. Lake Champlain hot chocolate and unsweetened cocoa are certified by the Orthodox Union.
Lake Champlain Chocolates started on a dare.
In 1983, Jim Lampman, owner of Burlington, Vermont's acclaimed Ice House Restaurant on the Lake Champlain waterfront, was buying expensive boxes of chocolates as gifts for his staff. One day, his pastry chef, a man of high epicurean standards, took Jim aside after receiving one too many boxes. "These chocolates are terrible," he confessed. "All right then, you do better!" Jim challenged him.
Shortly thereafter, Jim was presented with hand rolled, distinctively flavored truffles - the finest chocolates Jim had ever tasted. Jim began serving them Sundays to select restaurant patrons. The response was so favorable, Jim founded Lake Champlain Chocolates to keep up with the demand.
Although intended only for wholesale, and located in a tiny alley, the business was constantly interrupted by retail customers who somehow found out which door to knock on to get the locally famous truffles. Jim eventually sold the restaurant to devote himself full time to his new business.
Starting with truffles, he soon concocted Chocolates of Vermont. The product line has since grown to include hot chocolate, Five Star bars, caramels, organic chocolates, novelties and much more.
All Lake Champlain Chocolates are made in Burlington, Vermont — a truly special place. It is inspiring to be on the scenic shores of Lake Champlain, in this beautiful state where people love the outdoors and appreciate fine, fresh foods. The pleasure and creativity they find in living here comes to you in the chocolates they hand craft every day.
Our mission is to make chocolate lovers everywhere as fanatical about Lake Champlain Chocolates as we are.