Isn't it only natural to want your home state to be known for excellence...
where ever your from? I agree, from Nebraska, that Utah is a great place (to be
from) and would make an excellent "chocolate capital" that one day might
rival the Swiss! Well, I can wish! :-)
I have lived in 4,567 states and I can't figure out why people who move to
Utah always have to criticize it when they get here.
I've lived in 9 states and 7 countries and every spot had its own tune to
toot. For example TN was all about being the home to the greatest
Country-Western stars and SD pushed it cave and gold mining past. Belgium
wanted to be known for its cheeses and vinegar cabbage dishes. Every shop
keeper I met promised that their cheese wast the best. In Spain it was the
local olives. Striving to be the best and being known for it motivates the
search for quality and I'm happy to enjoy the results.
Wonder if there is any job openings for tasters..?? I consider myself a expert
and will work for cheap..
@ AlpinerI'm not from Utah either and I can see your point, but
'angst' seems a bit strong. I'd call it more of a desire to share
cool stuff the state has to offer with others. Be it skiing, red rock
landscapes, an emerging technology industry....or chocolate.There's surely some of the 'little brother syndrome' in this
state, but that's okay. It's alright to ask to be noticed, especially
when you have one of the stronger economies in the nation. Let's show
people what we've got here and attract additional business.
I'm not from Utah. I find it interesting and somewhat amusing that Utahns
are so anxious to be recognized and accepted by the world outside of Utah.
I've lived in 7 other states and never seen a similar angst.