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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Chaos And The Chocolate Factory

Last month during the UEA school break I surprised the girls with a little family field trip.  After having lunch with Daddy at work we headed to the Utah Truffles factory.  Oh yes, we got a tour of the inner goodness of the local truffle paradise.  Go ahead and be jealous.  But don't feel too bad.  I'm pretty sure that was my Super Mom moment of the weekend and things went downhill after that.

But, seriously, look at how cute these girls are!
We had a great time on the tour, even if we did have to stop about 5 minutes into it for a potty break.  We got to see each step of their truffle making.  So amazing.  They had this huge, beautiful copper pot where they melt all the chocolate (sorry, didn't get a picture) before adding the coconut oil and flavoring for the middle of the truffle.  It was really interesting.  I'd take you on a virtual tour with pictures, but someone was a little too distracted by all the chocolate and forgot to take out the camera until the very end.  *ahem*

In their lobby they have a chocolate wall of chocolaty goodness where they show off all their yummy truffle flavors and other chocolate goodies like chocolate dipped pretzels, orange slices, cookies and cinnamon bears.
And of course, the golden boxes of truffles.  They would make the perfect hostess gift for the upcoming holiday season if you happen to actually get invited to Christmas parties that require hostess gifts.  Or the perfect gift for your super skinny friend.  Or your in-laws.  The possibilities are endless.  Plus you can stock up on them and hand them out when needed, if you're the organized prepared type.  You can pick them up in person or order them here.
The boxes of chocolates range from $9.50 for 12 to $32.00 for 48.  Plus!  You can buy their amazing chocolate for your own home-dipping needs if you enjoy making chocolates for the holidays.  It's only $5 per pound (sold in 10 pound blocks) and is way better than anything you would get at your average grocery store.  It's better than you'd get even at high end places, but a lot more affordable.  And did I mention yummy?!

So if you're looking for a fun, easy activity with your kids head on over to Utah Truffles for a tour.  And be sure to eat a truffle for me.   

**Although I was generously compensated with chocolate for this post, I honestly just wanted to take my kids out for a fun field trip and this did not disappoint.  The chocolate was a bonus and also did not disappoint. ;o)  **


Kristina P. said...

All I need to know is if they give out free truffles on the tour.

Jillybean said...

Where is this magical chocolate factory? I'm pretty sure we must take a trip there.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Utah Truffle Info:

Factory Address:

5060 West Amelia Earhart Drive

Suite B

SLC, UT 84116

Factory Hours:

Monday through Thursday

8:00AM to 6:00PM

Come in any time during our factory hours for a free tour.

Local 801-512-8183

Toll Free 866-986-2738

Barbaloot said...

I'm totally drooling. I love Utah Truffles. I don't buy them for presents, cuz I don't have enough self control to not rip into the box as soon as I've paid!

Emily said...

So much fun! Did you stuff some extra truffles in your pockets to share with me?

Steph said...

I want to tour the chocolate factory now. How FUN!

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