VPR Cafe: The Sweet Spot Of The Champlain Islands

Mar 13, 2019

Everything about this VPR Cafe episode is pretty sweet. We'll hear about two medical writers who shifted career paths to become candy makers, the confections they create in South Hero, and the love story that made it all possible. 

This week, Seven Days food writer, Melissa Pasanen, brings us the delightful story of Michael McCarver-Reyes and Albert Reyes-McCarver (Pasanen explains why their last names are mirrored). The couple co-owns The Champlain Islands Candy Lab. After operating their own medical-writing company and working for WebMD, the pair moved from New York City to Vermont for something completely different... candy-making!

Get more details on their backstory and ignite your sweet tooth by listening to this episode, and by checking out Pasanen's Seven Days story, "Candy Lab Crafts Chocolates And Community."