It is amazing how one little mention in a popular magazine can give such great exposure to a small business. Such is the case at the Chubby Chipmunk chocolate shop in Deadwood. The author of the article said the truffles were so "obscenely good -- and so rich it makes my face ache." According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the owner of the store was skeptical at first:
Tautkus said she nearly didn't trust the writer when he first stopped in, as it seemed pretty incredible that someone from Rachael Ray's crew would take an interest in her shop.
But she's sure glad he did. As Gianopoulos wrapped up his story by describing his enjoyment of another box of truffles he took with him when he left Chubby Chipmunk. It sounds like Tautkus has made a new friend.
Tautkus has already had a call from Atlanta from a woman who wanted chocolate for her wedding. That sort of national attention seems more likely now that Food Network and Rachael Ray fans know more about the quality of her operation.
Makes you want to go eat a truffle, doesn't it?