The brochures bill this place as "three comforts of Vermont": Cheese, Chocolate, and Teddy Bears. In addition to those three specialty stores, there are also other stores in the complex including the Rockin’ Horse T-shirts, the Ziemke Glass Blowing Studio, and the Vermont Clay Studio.
We started at the Vermont Teddy Bear store. I did not know that there would be such a large selection of teddy bears to look at. Not only were there all sizes and colors of teddy bears, the extensive wardrobe selection was mind boggling! There was also a special section where you stuff, sew, and dress your own teddy bear. At the end, you get to name the bear and will receive a birth certificate! Real neat!
The next stop was the Cabot Annex Store where I spent some time sampling the various flavors of cheese, jam, and crackers. All were delicious. Besides buying a few of the favorites, we also bought a few bottles of wine from their extensive collection.
Our final stop was Lake Champlain Chocolates. My wife is a true chocoholic so we were there for a while! I am still amazed at how many varieties of chocolate were displayed in the store. I do not remember any free samples to try, but we did have a coupon for a few free truffles. My wife bought quite a few gift boxes of chocolates for her co-workers. Of course, I do not think all of the chocolates made it to work!