Utah’s beloved small-batch chocolate maker, Ritual Chocolate, has much to celebrate this winter season, including a 10th anniversary and the opening of a brand-new factory and café just outside of Midway. “We needed to find a larger building to keep growing the business and creating new products,” explains Ritual’s co-owner Robbie Stout. “It is a bigger and brighter space that gives us room to grow. It’s our forever home.”
The new 12,000-square-foot location in Charleston is thoughtfully designed to create a high-quality food and drink experience. In addition to ample space for producing their ethically traded, small-batch chocolate, the new Ritual hub (open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm, at 2175 W 3000 S) includes a dedicated tasting and test kitchen with plenty of room for classes and future events.
Chocolate lovers will be at ease in the clean, modern interior, punctuated with shades of white and green. Adding to the site’s appeal as a destination, Ritual shares the building with local favorites Pink Elephant Coffee and June Pies, and the café’s menu features even more local purveyors, such as Butter and Barley, Rose Hill Dairy, Hawk and Sparrow Bread, Tina’s Bakery, Taproot Soda, and Hollow Tree Honey.
Stout and fellow co-owner Anna Davies agree that the space has the vibe of a San Francisco café, but “once you walk outside, you realize you are in a field in the middle of nowhere,” laughs Stout. And you’ll still be full of chocolate.