1) Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates, Five Locations
Marie Cavanaugh was originally from South Dakota. Luckily for Utah, she moved here in 1972 and opened a chocolate shop. The company has five locations: Bountiful, Layton, Orem, North Ogden, North Salt Lake, West Valley City.
2) C Kay Cummings, Salt Lake City
The Cummings family has been creating handmade chocolates for over 80 years. The store, located at 2057 E. 3300 S. in Salt Lake City, is right next door to the candy kitchen, where all the magic happens. Many Utahns have the tradition of giving Cumming’s thin chocolate mint sandwiches as Christmas gifts every year.
3) Cummings Studio Chocolates, Salt Lake City
Cumming Studio Chocolates has a similar name, and it’s owned by the brother of C Kay Cummings, but they’re two different companies. Both brothers learned the art of chocolate-making from their father; both shops have different creations. Check out Cummings Studio Chocolates at 679 E. 900 S.
4) The Chocolate Bear, Garden City
Chocolate Bear carries homemade chocolates and fudge. 216 S. Bear Lake Blvd.
5) Rebecca’s Chocolates, Sandy
Hand-dipped chocolates. Located at 8396 S. 700 E.
6) Bluebird Candy Co., Logan
Bluebird Candy Company opened in 1914 and has been hand-dipping chocolates ever since. 75 W. Center Street.
7) Hatch Family Chocolates, Salt Lake City
The Hatch Family opened their store in 2003, but chocolate-making was passed down through four generations, starting with Grandma Hatch, who began dipping chocolate in 1917. 376 8th Avenue.
8) Springdale Candy, Springdale
Just outside the entrance of Zion National Park, at 855 Zion Park Blvd.
9) Kara Chocolates, Orem
Kara Chocolates opened in 1989. The shop is famous for its mint truffles. 418 S. 1325 W.
10) Fernwood Candy, Two Locations
Two locations open year-round in West Valley City and Holladay. Seasonal locations in South Salt Lake and Murray. You’ll find Fernwood Candy distributed all over the state at retailers.
11) Alvey’s Chocolates, Logan
Founded in 1980 by Shari and Cless Alvey. Alvey’s Chocolates are created at their workshop in Richmond, and sold at their shop in Cache Valley Mall in Logan.
12) Maxfield Candy Company, Salt Lake City
Maxfield’s has been making chocolates since 1947. 1050 S. 200 W.
13) Idle Isle, Brigham City
This reader-recommended candy shop has been crafting hand-dipped chocolates and other confections since 1921. 41 S. Main Street.
14) Chocolate Cottage, Sandy
Another reader recommendation! Fresh chocolates every day -- they'll ship their delicious toffee right to your door! 720 E. 10600 S.
I rely heavily on Google, Facebook, Yelp! and Trip Advisor to locate small businesses. Those in small towns can be especially difficult to locate. If I’ve missed a shop that specializes in chocolates in your town, let me know in the comments and I’ll see if I can find enough information to add it!