Try a sage-flavored truffle in Meeteetse, Wyo., or dark chocolate made from Venezuelan Chuao cacao beans in Orem, Utah.
Truffle Time in Wyoming
When Tim Kellogg, proprietor of Meeteetse Chocolatier, imagined a flavor for a new confection, he thought of the fragrant sagebrush growing all over Wyoming. He then turned to culinary sage, using the mild leaves to flavor Callebaut chocolate for his sage truffles—$1.75 each in Meeteetse, Wyo., at 1943 State Street. (307) 868-2567, meeteetsechocolatier.com .
Dark Chocolate Dreams in Utah
Chocolatiers say the Venezuelan Chuao cacao bean makes the world’s tastiest dark chocolate, with its hints of blueberries, almonds, and molasses. Savor it and other single-origin bars (two ounces, $10) at Amano Artisan Chocolate’s factory store in Orem, Utah. (801) 655-1996, amanochocolate.com .
Photography by J.C. Wagner
This article was first published in January 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.