Solstice Chocolate is an American chocolate maker settled amongst the scenic vistas of Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah had recently been dubbed the craft-chocolate-capital of the States, and rightly so with its boom in makers and retailers of small batch craft chocolate. It was in 2013 that husband and wife, Scott Query and DeAnn Wallin, founded Solstice Chocolate. The craft chocolate movement in the U.S has taken on a life of its own, which is why Solstice finds so much pleasure and entertainment in being part of the craft chocolate revolution.
Starting as a hobbyist before running Solstice as a business, DeAnn had always been fascinated by chocolate. Chocolate seemingly made its way into DeAnn’s family activities, from as a child making chocolates with her grandmother, to as a mother making chocolates with her daughters.
Rarely do craft chocolate makers venture into sourcing West African cocoa beans. But, with the right sustainable sourcing of quality-farmed cacao, Ghanian cacao needn’t be associated with only ‘industrial’ chocolate. Solstice have crafted this Ghanian small-batch milk chocolate to be rich and beautifully clean tasting.
On taste, this dark milk chocolate is a plethora of coconut, cinnamon, crackers and Malted milk biscuits. It forever remains an utter delight every time we taste this chocolate.