Benefitting the Artist-in-Residence Program
Burlington, VT – Throw back to 1983, Jim Lampman had just sold the Ice House Restaurant to focus on a new chocolate business. Fast forward to 2018 and Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is thrilled to be celebrating its 35th anniversary with the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF), also 35 years old.
“We’ve always been a strong supporter of the Flynn and the creative arts,” says Eric Lampman, second generation owner and current President. “It’s gratifying to have such long and strong relationships with organizations like the BDJF. The festival brings so much energy and enthusiasm to our downtown and we are proud to be a part of it.”
To further celebrate LCC’s support of the festival, they are thrilled to introduce the 6th limited-edition BDJF chocolate bar: Bar35. LCC mixed it up this year by creating a bar using their best-selling Five Star Bar format. Filled with smooth, honey-infused caramel, roasted peanut butter, and crunchy, salted pretzels covered in milk chocolate. It’s a grown-up spin on a familiar combination that will conjure up childhood memories.
“Our team looks forward to this project every year,” says Meghan Fitzpatrick, Marketing and PR Specialist. “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.”
To raise awareness and support the festival, $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. By reaching out to people of all ages through the Burlington area, the Artist-in-Residence expands jazz audiences, provides enriching experiences and helps make the festival an engaging and inspiring 10-day event—one that Lake Champlain Chocolates has been proud to sponsor for nearly 20 years.
Priced at $5.00, the limited-edition bar will be available for purchase from now until June 10, or while supplies last. It can be found at Lake Champlain Chocolates’ retail locations on Church Street, Pine Street and in Waterbury Center, and online at www.lakechamplainchocolates.com. Bar35 will also be available at Flynn Center.