Lake Champlain Chocolates Showcases Newest Confections at NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show

Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) will be exhibiting at the 2011 NASFT Summer Fancy Food Show in the Vermont Specialty Food Association Pavilion at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 10 to 12. The chocolatier, known for its gourmet, all-natural confections, will be showcasing a variety of products perfect for the upcoming fall and winter holidays.

Add fire to the holidays
Appearing for the first time at a Fancy Food Show is Grace Under Fire, one of LCC's newest chocolate bars. Made in collaboration with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a nationally recognized rock band from Vermont, the bar is a spicy blend of 54% dark chocolate, roasted pistachios and red pepper flakes with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The bar is now available for wholesale orders through the catalog, or online through LCC's website and at the company's three Vermont retail locations. It has a suggested retail price of $5.99.

Stand out this year with chocolate gifting
Ideal for thanking valued clients, customers and employees or to have on hand as hostess gifts for holiday parties, LCC's new Holiday Collection offers consumers a sophisticated yet lighthearted seasonal package design. The wintery hues of blues, silvers and greens stand apart from the season's traditional green, red and gold chocolate boxes. The design is available in a 30-piece Chocolate Assortment, 5-piece Holiday Truffles, 11-piece Spruce Tree Truffles, Tower of Treasures and 2-piece Holiday Truffle Favor box.

Warm up with hot chocolate
What better way to warm up during the winter months than with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? Hot chocolate is one of LCC's top selling product categories for both wholesale and consumer business, and after studying current flavor trends in the specialty food market and perennial customer favorites, LCC recently expanded the line with the flavors Mountain Mint and Chai & Mighty.

Mountain Mint Hot Chocolate: Sure to become a holiday classic, LCC's Mountain Mint Hot Chocolate combines all-natural peppermint with traditional hot chocolate for a gourmet treat. The new blend achieves a perfect balance of cool mint and rich chocolate for a refreshingly chocolaty experience! SRP $9.99

Chai & Mighty Hot Chocolate: Playing off the ancient beverage that has been savored for centuries, LCC replaced tea with premium cocoa and blended it with traditional Chai spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon and ginger. The combination creates a sweet and spicy taste sensation that is rich, full-bodied and deeply satisfying. SRP $9.99

LCC also offers its three most popular hot chocolate flavors (Traditional, Organic and Aztec) in bulk for use in caf├ęs and foodservice, opening up a new market for the chocolate company.

To view these products, visit LCC at the Fancy Food Show at Booth 3132 or contact Sales@LakeChamplainChocolates.com to learn more about the company's full line of holiday gifts and items, including Thanksgiving place settings and gifts for Hanukah, Christmas and party hosts. All LCC products are all-natural, preservative free and kosher-certified.