by Molly Walsh
Lake Champlain Chocolates — Vermont has four seasons: summer, almost-winter, full-on winter and please-God-make-winter-end. Hot beverages such as cocoa are thus vital to survival. Lake Champlain Chocolates serves the best cup in Burlington — so good you’ll want to drink it all summer, too. Steamed to perfection, it’s just sweet enough, with a rich chocolate flavor and the creamy goodness of milk. Real milk! This should be obvious in a dairy state, but cocoa lovers are often forced to drink the watery, powdered-milk dredge that comes out of push-button cocoa machines at ski areas and gas stations. Lake Champlain Chocolates serves the authentic article, topped with homemade marshmallows or real whipped cream — no spray cans!
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