Address

750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

Phone Number

(802) 864-1807

Date Visited

03/25/2015

Website

Link to Website

Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory

Description

Lake Champlain Chocolates is located at 750 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont. The paved parking lot has four handicapped parking spaces close to the double door, main entrance. A wide ramp gets one up to the "tour" viewing area. Seating is available for viewing and listening to the tour. A floor-to-ceiling glass wall allows easy viewing of the production floor.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are available on the main level.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  4
    Location of handicapped spaces:  close to main entrance
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  none outside
    Paths and walkways:  concrete street
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  double doors
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  to viewing area
    Steps and staircases:  none
    Width of aisles:  adequate
    Places to sit:  chairs for viewing
    Location of restrooms:  on main level
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  Chocolates galore !
    Friendliness of staff:  Lovely, knowledgeable and helpful

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For many years we  had seen and tasted Lake Champlain Chocolates in Vermont. We did not know, however, that they have been made in Burlington for thirty years, and that one could view the factory.


Since we had time, and of course, interest, in seeing candy production, we found our way to 750 Pine Street. In what looks like an office building we found a store/factory, offering a “tour.”  I would call this more of an informational viewing. While seated on chairs on a platform overlooking a floor-to-ceiling glass-walled production area, a person explains the history and the process of their chocolate making. This talk is interspersed with short videos and delicious samplings of the varieties of chocolates they make.  The viewing area is easily accessible via a wide ramp.


After the viewing it was simply impossible to leave without a purchase in the store area.  Whether it is  “seconds,” or one of the other beautiful confections, all are equally delicious!


Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are available on the main level.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.lakechamplainchocolates.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

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Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center & Cafe

Magic Hat Brewery

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