lake champlain chocolates and grace potter and the nocturnals announce next venture

April 1, 2011

Lake Champlain Chocolates along with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals announced the next step in their successful collaboration today with a line of five new chocolate bars each crafted to match traits and characteristics of the individual band members. Following in the footsteps of the recent success of the “Grace Under Fire” bar, the band and the Burlington, Vermont based Chocolatier today introduced the new line of treats that will go by the family name of “Rock Out with Your Noc Out”.

Each of the five bars has been individually named and flavored to match the distinct personality and look of the individual band members. Lake Champlain Chocolates expects to introduce one new bar per month over the spring and summer. In today’s announcement GPN bass player Catherine Popper was on hand to pass out samples of the first release – the “Get Pucked” Chocolate Bar.

“Get Pucked” is a tangy organic Lemon/Ginger bar crafted with lemon essence, crystallized ginger and 68% dark chocolate. Ms. Popper noted that the bar would be “Perfect with a cold Cheer Wine” and promised to throw samples of the new concoction directly at the heads of anyone attending the bands summertime tour.

Next in line for release is the “Cado Crunch”, which bears the nickname of GPN drummer Matt Burr. “Cado Crunch” is an intriguing blend of California Avacados swirled with hand-selected Indonesian puffed-rice wrapped in a layer of 72% dark chocolate.

As the summer rolls on expect the “Tournet Tornado”, “Yahoo Yurco” and an unnamed new bar bearing Grace’s name that she tells us will be “wrapped in shiny, sparkly foil on the outside but with a throwback Vermont maple/chocolate flavor on the inside”. Grace reports that the maple flavor comes from syrup harvested by Grace herself from trees that she planted as a baby on the “Potterville” compound.

Longtime chocolate lovers we contacted tell us that while they fully expect to love the chocolate/maple inside they wish the new bar would abandon the foil wrapping since it’s ultimately a distraction to the flavorful insides. Grace, however, tells us “Ever since I was four years old I’ve wanted to wrap shiny foil around a chocolate bar bearing my name. With the first ‘Grace Under Fire’ bar I wanted the chocolate world to respect the flavor inside and not be distracted by the packaging. Now that the bar has become such a huge success I’m ready to break out my inner foil wrapping desires”.

Sources at Lake Champlain Chocolate indicated to us that they were developing a program to allow purchasers to simply buy the outer foil wrapping if they so desire saving the limited run of maple chocolate for true foodie connoisseurs.

More on this story when we get our first samples.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 snowbird April 1, 2011 at 4:57 am

A Chocolate lovers Noc N Roll dream! I just adore the fun these guys have with everything they do. Who’s ready to Get Pucked?

2 Julia April 1, 2011 at 5:33 am

Get pucked?! Love the name, and the Cheerwine shoutout!

3 HeathO96001 April 1, 2011 at 6:39 am

Awesome news! The new chocolate bars sound great! :)

4 toofarnorth April 1, 2011 at 6:40 am


5 Wally C April 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

Hey KC……they should have a “pre-sale” of a sampler pak for all the Nocoholics/Posse peeps………can you pass that thought along??

6 eric April 1, 2011 at 7:25 am

chocolate bar olympics! Team Catherine.

7 Saygracenow April 1, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’m ready to get pucked and await the “Benny Bar.”

8 Fool April 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

Happy AFD

9 owllover April 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

Cado Crunch sounds heavenly!

10 BIGJim223 April 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

April Fools!!!???

11 kired April 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

How will we get the special ingredients in the “Benny Bar” past the feds?

12 k. cortez April 1, 2011 at 10:49 am

How will we get the special ingredients in the “Benny Bar” past the feds?

Made in Vermont, consumed in Vermont

13 Matte April 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

I hope this is not a prank.. haha.. but if it is… good one! If it isn’t.. good one!!

14 kired April 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

@KC I can see the label now. “Benny Bar – A gateway snack.”

15 Angelemerald April 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Don’t tell me this is a joke cause I want some of that chocolate. They all sound incredible. And that Benny Bar sounds just about perfect for me. Can I bring it to Brooklyn?

16 Karen April 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm

as clever as ever, and I believed it at 7:30 am

17 k. cortez April 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

What’s not to believe? Story validated by Lake Champlain Chocolates . . .

18 eric April 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

trust me if these pranksters were going april fools on us they would be going a lot bigger than a chocolate bar named the tornet tornado.

the chocolate is on like donkey kong. april fools…the night is still quite young. unlikely any of the nox are even awake yet.

19 eric April 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

and so if a noc fest is indeed announced, lets hope it’s not announced today

20 Karen April 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Ha! I didn’t say I stopped believing, and I didn’t say who was clever as ever.

21 Karen April 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

my conscience is bothering. kc is he who is clever than ever. and I still think it’s a joke.

22 eric April 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

well if it is a joke they have certainly got me fooled. seems like a marvelous marketing idea…i mean, where do u go after Grace Under Fire?

and if they do indeed have me fooled, im glad it’s about a chocolate bar and not some ghost gig in the middle of manhattan

23 M. Hopkins April 1, 2011 at 3:45 pm

K. Cortez….killing must be your business as well…..cause you are killing me!

24 Bostonone April 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Me thinks The Potterville Posse needs a signature flavor..any ideas?

25 troy April 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I HAVE to get to Vermont! YOU People are just crazy enough to try and secede from the Union!

26 toofarnorth April 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Troy .. I’ve already told my family I’m moving to VT if they do ;)

27 Karen April 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I <3 my part of NY, but feel connected to VT in spite of not even giving it a second thought before coming to this blog.

Gotta leave my computer now. Thanks, kc, for today's fun. And I for one won't care if I'm wrong. If I'm wrong, there will be chocolate.

28 gordie j April 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm


29 eric April 4, 2011 at 1:01 pm

ive been noc’d! nice work on the april fools joke by all parties. quite the team effort. no worries though, if anyone is up for playing games its me. just u wait Potter…when u least expect it. it’s on like donkey kong!

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