Wyoming Cowboy Turned Chocolatier Might Be The Next Willy Wonka
Valentine’s Day Weekend is a busy time of the year for any bakery, candy shop and chocolatiers, but especially for this Wyoming cowboy. Tim Kellogg, owner of Meeteetse Chocolatier has a big weekend ahead. His chocolates are so good that he added a second shop in Jackson “Jackson Hole,” Wyoming near his original one in Meeteetse. He also said that a fight almost broke out once in one of his stores when customers started arguing over who would get the last sourdough pretzel rod dipped in caramel and Belgian milk chocolate.
Kellogg started making chocolate twelve years ago to pay for the rodeo, one of the few sports you have to pay in order to play. Originally against the idea from his mother, Kellogg softened and baked using his grandmother’s recipes and teaching himself new tricks. His chocolate sold out at every rodeo and became a full-time profession.
As a chocolate-maker, Kellogg appreciates Valentine’s Day. “It’s fun on the 13th and 14th when you have someone running in, in a pure panic like, ‘I have to have these chocolates,'" he told ABC News. "There have been times where people are like 'If I
don’t go home with eight of your peanut butter truffles, I will not be allowed in the door.'”
But, as Kellogg best puts it, “You cannot rush chocolate. You just can’t. And chocolate will work with you when it’s ready to work with you.”
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