New England luxury chocolate maker Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is celebrating its 35th anniversary and its continuing support for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival by producing a sixth limited-edition BDJF chocolate bar: Bar35.
Filled with smooth, honey-infused caramel, roasted peanut butter and crunchy, salted pretzels covered in milk chocolate, LCC says it’s a grown-up spin on a familiar combination designed to conjure up childhood memories.
To raise awareness and support the festival, which runs until June 10, $2.00 from each bar sold goes to help fund the BDJF’s Artist-in-Residence program. Every year a celebrated jazz musician is invited to spend time in the community, participate in music education and engage with festivalgoers, local groups and social service agencies.
Lake Champlain Chocolates has been sponsor of the BDJF, which is also celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, for 20 years.
“Our team looks forward to this project every year,” says spokesperson Meghan Fitzpatrick. “And with Bar35’s broad appeal flavor, we hope to completely sell out by the end of the festival. Keep an eye out for the groovy Bar35 design by local firm Place Creative at LCC’s three company stores and at the Flynn Theater and Flynn Space for the duration of the festival.”
Lake Champlain Chocolates is a family-owned company located in Burlington, Vermont, and a pioneer in the American chocolate movement. Founder Jim Lampman declared he would create upscale American chocolates that would “rival the Belgians.”