Before you buy that “#1 Dad” mug, Vermont businesses may just have something for the father who has everything.
Two Vermont businesses prepared sweet treats and deals for Dad this Father’s Day. Vermont Cookie Love is offering a free cookie to Dad on Sunday, while Lake Champlain Chocolates has some limited edition items like decorated chocolate ties and Stout and Dark Chocolate bars.
For the businesses though, it’s the local ties that makes these treats so sweet.
Owner of Vermont Cookie Love Paul Seyler said that Father’s Day is a big part of their business.
“We are making up a bunch of gift boxes for dad. We’ve got about 12 boxes going out today. We did about 15 yesterday so it’s a big part of our business,” Seyler said.
“[It’s] great to honor your dad with some nice yummy chocolates with local ingredients,” Keely Deutsch, Manager of Champlain Chocolates Factory Store, said. “A lot of businesses in the state take a lot of pride in the products they create.”
Seyler shared a similar view. “We’re a small business of about maybe 6 people. Most of them live in the area. So we’re keeping the money local and getting to know the people we’re serving.”
Shopping small is important to both, however, Seyler and Deutsch said their treats taste pretty good too.