One of Salt Lake’s best secrets is a chocolate factory in the heart of the city that turns our award-winning chocolates every day. And as we get closer to the holidays, V Chocolates could help solve your gift giving challenges.
Ron Best is the chocolatier at V Chocolates and shares what they do best.
Ron Best has been making fine chocolates for 25 years, and friends say he has chocolate running through his veins. In late 2004, Ron teamed with some friends and formed V Chocolates, to specialize in fine toffees, caramels and truffles. Focusing on the finest and freshest ingredients, cooked in small batches and hand decorated and packed, Ron and his V Chocolates’ partners added very high-end elegant packaging and found a winning combination.
One of the opportunities that became very important to V Chocolates during their early growth was becoming kosher certified. “We were often asked about kosher and knew that part of our success included obtaining the benefits of that certification,” said Ron. After some market research, V Chocolates determined to go with the Orthodox Union and worked through the process. “We anticipate many benefits in the market place as well as in our own factory from adopting the kosher standards. It is a good step for us to take at this time, and we expect ongoing growth and increased business because of it.” Now, V Chocolates is one of the OU’s certified chocolate companies.
The future indeed looks sweet with V Chocolates’ four varieties of buttery, rich toffee, including its signature almond, as well as cashew, macadamia, and pecan. The company’s caramels are uniquely soft and smooth, and come half-dipped in milk or dark Belgian chocolate, with cashew, macadamia, pecan, and almond varieties. They are beautifully decorated and hand packed. Another customer favorite is V’s caramel pretzels. This delightful piece is a thin square of caramel with pretzels inside. It is a wonderful combination of mouth-watering caramel and a touch of kosher salt on a pretzel. Yummy!
Another exciting new area for the company is chocolate-covered strawberries. V Chocolates offers elegant gift boxes with amazingly presented Belgian chocolate-covered strawberries in a variety of packages. These delicious treats are made fresh the day ordered and sent overnight to the lucky recipient.
With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, hand-making and packing, and the highest quality packaging, V Chocolates is well positioned to continue to grow and to be successful. Kosher certification from the OU is an important piece of that positioning.
Ron Best and Brent Goodrich (President of V Chocolates), along with the rest of their team, always point out the company’s slogan, which is LOVE * LIFE. Says Best: “We feel very fortunate and blessed to be able to work at something that is so sweet! We love life, and love to make these delightful chocolate products for people to enjoy everywhere! ”
For more information, you can find V Chocolates online and at a couple locations:
· Our Factory Store on 850 South Main in Salt Lake
· Our kiosk in the Fashion Place Mall next to H&M
· Our seasonal store on 444 South 7th East next to Modern Display