Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bars and Squares use high quality, all natural ingredients, and are always made in small batches.
And although they do make dairy-filled chocolates, the selection of Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bars and Squares is quite expansive. Their range includes organic options, varying cacao contents, cacao sourced from different regions, and some very enticing flavors.
Tasting Notes for Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate
Some of the Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bars and Squares that we originally trialed have since moved out of the rotation. However, I can tell you that the 80% Dark Chocolate I trialed from them was heavenly. I typically prefer 60 to 70% dark chocolate, but this had a smooth, deep, rich consistency, and just the right amount of sweetness. Some intense dark chocolates are too chalky and bitter for my tastes, but these were seriously soothing.
My friend Hannah of Bittersweet had an equally blissful experience when she trialed some of the Select Origin Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Squares:
These all natural Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Squares look like bona fide jewels compared to chocolate I’m accustomed to. And there was no turning back. Every glossy square was composed of the smoothest, most velvety substance I’ve ever experienced putting in my mouth.
The 54% was deliciously sweet and simple. It reminded me of some of my best experiences in childhood with chocolate chips and bars. The creamy texture had me hooked, although the overall flavor was nothing I found particularly spectacular.
Moving up to the 60% cocoa from Grenada, I found that this percentage had only a mild increase in flavor intensity, making for a slightly less sweet but still very mellow and pleasant flavor.
The aroma, the feel, the smell, everything told me that the 70% would be a pleasurable experience. Instantly I discovered it had a markedly unique tone, coming off as being deeper, richer, and somehow infinitely smoother. The simple sweetness present in the earlier squares had dissipated, now replaced by a more mature and sophisticated bite. If I could only have one type of chocolate for the rest of my life, it would be this kind. Without question.
Finally, the 75% cacao from Tanzania didn’t strike me quite so much as the previous. Still fantastic and intense. All the sweetness had been replaced by pure chocolate essence. At times the faint bitterness would remind me of a nice, strong cup of black coffee, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This one was very strong, but I found it to be a luxurious extravagance quite befitting of an after dinner nibble.
More Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate to Trial
Some of the other current Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bar flavors include Organic Spicy Aztec, Organic Cherries, Peppermint Crunch, 82% Madagascar Wild Pepper, Sea Salt & Almonds, Hazelnut Praline, and several pure darks with varying percentages of cacao. You can purchase many of these selections on Amazon.
And in addition to these year-round chocolate bars, they have you covered with seasonal Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate varieties. Can you say “solid dark chocolate Easter bunnies“? This may be the one time that it’s perfectly vegan to eat rabbit!
The Facts on Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate
Certifications: Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bars are Certified Kosher and some varieties are Certified Organic or Fair Trade.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Lake Champlain Vegan Chocolate Bars are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian. Some varieties are nut-free, peanut-free, and soy-free. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Lake Champlain website at lakechamplainchocolates.com.