Chocolate is the most popular gift on Valentine’s Day!
For Lake Champlain Chocolates, it’s the busiest day of the year!
More than a million chocolate hearts are made right here in Vermont, 65,000 bows are hand-tied and 30,000 heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold and thousands of strawberries are hand dipped in chocolate.
Lake Champlain Chocolates says 59% of women prefer to receive chocolate, over flowers on Valentine's Day! No surprise, 83% of men.
"Our retail staff is wonderful at helping customers choose things from our case where you can really select that special box for your valentine or we have these beautiful heart boxes that are wrapped and ready to go as well, with an assortment of our most popular chocolates," Meghan Fitzpatrick said.
Lake Champlain Chocolates is also holding some classes. You can dip your own strawberries, make chocolate bars, or learn how to cook with aphrodisiacs.
Those all take place at the South End Kitchen on Pine Street!