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Lake Champlain Chocolates to debut new Almond Five Star Bar at Sweets and Snacks Expo

By Anthony Myers

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LCC's Almond Five Star Bar
LCC's Almond Five Star Bar

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Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is adding to its best-selling Five Star Bar line with an almond variation, which it will debut at this year’s Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago.

The New England chocolatier based out of Burlington VT, says ‘this new bar is the ultimate treat for almond lovers with smooth almond butter surrounding roasted almonds and crispy quinoa, all wrapped in dark chocolate’. 

According to Innova Market Insights, almonds and almond butter are key trends in the chocolate industry right now, providing products with interesting textures, premium positioning, higher protein, and indulgent flavor profiles while using less sugar.

While indulgence is still a huge driver for chocolate purchasers, consumers are looking for better-for-you options​,” says Allyson Myers, director of sales and marketing for LCC. “Using plant-based inclusions like almonds and quinoa appeals to consumers’ desire for indulgence paired with healthier ingredients.

"With a total of 16 almonds (7 grams of protein) packed into this chunky bar, it delivers on flavor, protein, a salty-sweet crunch, and rich texture to satiate the most discerning sweet tooth​.” 

Handcrafted in small batches from Fair Trade Certified ingredients at LCC’s Vermont factory, the Almond Five Star Bar rounds out the line that now includes seven flavors: Almond, Caramel, Hazelnut, Peanut, Granola, Fruit & Nut, and Chocolate Caramel. 

We continue to see the conscious consumerism trend grow as individuals seek to express their values through their purchasing decisions​,” says Myers.  “Choosing Fair Trade Certified products resonates with these consumers and we’re proud to offer this certification for one of our best-selling lines​.”

See LCC’s full line at the Sweets and Snacks Expo, Booth#1799, Chicago, Illinois, May 21-23.   

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