Lake Champlain Chocolates
Every charming New England town has the old-school candy shop with the big window display where you can see the confections being made by hand. But at Lake Champlain Chocolates, located in Burlington, Vermont, you can go inside the factory that churns out 3,500 pounds of candy every day. And yes, there are samples galore. As a bonus, you can buy “factory seconds,” or chocolates that don’t quite pass muster, for a reduced price at the factory. If you’re still craving that quintessential candy store and hot chocolate experience, head to the downtown store at Church Street Marketplace (about a mile and a half away). For more information, click on their website.