Is Some of the Best Artisan Chocolate Found In Utah?

Utah’s connection to chocolate is quite solid. From chocolate appreciation societies to artisan chocolate producers, the Beehive State can be said to have tasty ties to this confection.

“For the most part in Utah, people get into chocolate production after being connoisseurs and having a deep knowledge and respect for the craft,” said Matt Caputo, CEO of Caputo’s, a gourmet grocery business that carries Utah-made chocolate.

Caputo can be credited with helping to develop more of a community taste for artisan-produced chocolate in Utah. Having started to stock these types of chocolates in 2005, within his Salt Lake City location, he originally found that bars weren’t exactly flying off the shelves.


Chocolate Makers using HCP Heirloom Cacao are featured in the article: Amano Artisan Chocolate, Solstice Chocolate, and Millcreek Cacao Roasters. See all those chocolate makers using HCP Heirloom cacao on this page.