Aug 16, 2015

Meeteetse Chocolatier featured in New York Times

A New York Times columnist recently described chocolatier Tim Kellogg as "the love child of Buffalo Bill and Willy Wonka."

The Meeteetse man wasn't thrilled with the description.

"He winced, explaining that while he knows he's a novelty, he hates being reduced to one," writer Frank Bruni recounted in a weekend column for the Times titled, "The Frontier Chocolatier."

Wyomingites know and love the Meeteetse Chocolatier. The business started in 2004 when Kellogg sold chocolate during the Cody Stampede as a way to raise money for a new bronc saddle.

Over the past decade, Kellogg worked with both cattle and chocolate. Earlier this year, he decided to focus solely on chocolate.

The New York Times writer praised Kellogg's chocolates.

"Everything I tasted — and I'm too ashamed to admit how much I tasted — was pure heaven, if heaven permits elastic waistbands," Bruni wrote, ultimately concluding that, "There's genius in them there hills."

For a town of roughly 330 people, Meeteetse is apparently quite the draw for New York journalists. This is the second time one of its residents has been featured in an article this week: The New Yorker published an article about bullfighter Dusty Tuckness on Monday.


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