Lake Champlain Chocolates debuts new chocolate bar inspired by Vermont author

2022-05-14 07:55:08 By : Ms. Sally Yang

Lake Champlain Chocolates is releasing a new creation based on the latest work from a Vermont best selling author

Lake Champlain Chocolates is releasing a new creation based on the latest work from a Vermont best selling author

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Lake Champlain Chocolates is releasing a new creation based on the latest work from a Vermont best selling author

Lake Champlain Chocolates is set to release its newest creation based on the latest work from Vermont's best-selling author Chris Bohjalian.

The new sweet treat comes as the author's 23rd book "The Lioness" is set to hit store shelves later this month.

Chocolatiers were hard at work crafting the handmade bar ahead of its launch later this month with special guest and now honorary chocolatier Chris Bohjalian.

Innovation and Product Development Manager Kate Brown says the new chocolate bar is a perfect parallel to the story Bohjalian creates.

"It's a really fun piece to play with too, really big pieces of candy with high inclusion rates so you really get a lot of different flavors and textures in the bar and that's only something we can do when we make them by hand in small batches," Brown said.

Chris Bohjalian was at the Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory Monday, filling molds and packaging the limited edition chocolate bars.

"One that things that Kate and the geniuses how done is they've created a chocolate bar that parallels the book imagine east African sourced chocolate beautiful delicious berbere spices and then coconut drizzled on top, you'll devour this bar it's just fantastic," said Bohjalian.

Only 1,000 hand-crafted chocolate bars will be available for $10 in stores.

Two dollars from each sale will be donated to Fair Trade USA supporting women in agriculture across Africa.

Director of Marketing Allyson Myers says Lake Champlain Chocolates is thrilled to be supporting female farmers.

"What I also really connected with in the book was kind of all the themes around women's empowerment so that's where the idea of proceeds and charity of this bar came from," Myers said.

If you're interested in picking up a copy of the book and the companion Lioness Chocolate bar both will be available in stores on May 10.

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