Plant trees by eating chocolate!

Last month, Lake Champlain Chocolates launched a new chocolate bar collection: Restorative Moments. The mantra, “Indulge. Restore. Repeat.” seeks to help you unwind with gourmet dark chocolate. 

“Today more than ever, we seek restorative moments of peace and serenity.” says Allyson Myers, LCC’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “With this new line of bars, not only will consumers be transported beyond the daily chaos for a brief, serene moment, with each bite they preserve and protect restorative spaces in nature.” 

Continuing a strong partnership with the Intervale Center, 10% of net profits from this collection will be donated to the Intervale Conservation Nursery. Proceeds will fund planting trees to restore the quality and integrity of our waterways. 

“This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the Intervale Center to get our conservation message out to a national audience,” says Mandy Fischer, Director of Development and Special Projects at the Intervale Center. “We are thrilled to work with LCC, who has long been a supporter and champion of our work, to highlight our shared commitment to a healthier planet. And when consumers buy these bars, we really will be able to plant more trees!”

Through the sales of these bars, LCC will support the propagation of 40,000 trees every year at the Intervale Center’s 8-acre nursery.  In the next 3-5 years, these trees will then be re-planted in their forever homes along rivers and streams across Vermont- the type of long-lasting impact that is important to LCC’s environmental commitment and values.

The collection’s six flavors, all made with 70% organic and fair-trade certified chocolate, include Extra Dark, Lightly Salted, Crunchy Quinoa, Raspberry Jam, Hazelnut Crunch, and Golden Spice (ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and cinnamon). Each one is wrapped in an eye-catching design that evokes the last slice of the summer sun setting behind the mountains as its colors reflect across the lake.  

“Not only do consumers help the planet by purchasing these bars, we anticipate this line to have broad appeal with 78% of fine chocolate consumers and 58% of general chocolate consumers preferring high cocoa content bars,” says Myers.

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