Budding chocolate industry may put Utah on culinary map

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  • silvercloud41NE Fremont, NE
    Nov. 29, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    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! :-)

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 8:44 a.m.

    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.

  • timpClimber Provo, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    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.

  • Little Andy Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 8:22 a.m.

    Wonder if there is any job openings for tasters..?? I consider myself a expert and will work for cheap..

  • CBPapa Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    @ Alpiner

    I'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.

  • Alpiner Alpine, UT
    Nov. 29, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    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.