Did you know many food brands you love and trust are made right here the the state of Utah? Check out this list of Utah food companies we love. Most of these products can be found at your local Harmon's, Associated Food Stores and Smith's. Visit the companies home page for specific store locators.
Cache Valley Cheese – Originating in Utah, Cache Valley® has been making quality cheeses and butter since 1937. It has a long-standing tradition and commitment to the community in which is serves. One such initiative is the Cache Valley Cares® program, which helps raise funds for the Utah Food Bank, as well as build awareness of the growing hunger issue in the state.
Beehive Cheese – These two brother in-laws traded in a life in the corporate world of software development to follow their dreams. Beehive Cheese is proud to be among a handful of artisan cheese makers in Utah. With cheese like Apple Walnut, Barely Buzzed and Big John's Cajun you can't go wrong!
FatBoy Ice Cream – Yep, this Utah company started in 1925 in Richmond Utah. In it's humble beginnings Fat Boy's were sold at the local 4th of July event. Now their yummy goodness is sold all across the nation. Did you know, Fat Boys also has a fundraiser program? Your group can pre-sale Ice Cream, collect the money, and deliver the ice cream on a pre-determined. Hum.. anyone else have a sudden craving?
Creamies – In the late 1950’s founder Richard Merrill was asked by a Cache Valley, Utah grade school principal to make a nutritional frozen treat with milk instead of sugar water. Richard wanted a treat that would be healthy for the students and would be enjoyed by the whole family. What he developed was a delicious reduced fat ice cream bar made with real fruit. That Original Creamie is still made today in Cache, Valley today. And, the company has also expanded to offer a Yogurt Creamie product too.
Lehi Roller Mills – Their yummy batter mixes are family favorite and who of us doesn't recognize those special bags at Christmas? (also locally made) But, did you know, one of the Mills first partnerships was KFC's Pete Harman, who incidentally was brother to Jake Harmon (founder of Harmon's Grocery). That same flour is still used in about 300 KFC's today. Check out my tour of Lehi Roller Mills and it's history here and find out why the original Harmo(a)n brothers might have spelled their names differently.
Morrison – Originating over 120 years ago, Thomas Morrison sold his Scottish meat pies from a cart filled with hot coals on Main Street in Downtown Salt Lake City. Morrison is now proud of a modern plant facility in West Jordan, Utah. Secret tip – if you live close enough stop in and pick them up directly from the plant the added freshness is worth the trip.
Miller's Honey – Utah family business started by Nephi Miller in Providence, Utah in 1894. They pack their honey using minimal heat and simply strain the honey in it's raw, natural form and then put it into bears and bottles. Nothing tastes better on a fresh hot scone than their creamy honey. While this is a bit off subject, did you know, Utah is also known for our scones?
Cornaby's – Cornaby's started out as a 20 acre, family-operated raspberry farm and has blossomed in to a specialty food processor with dozens of spreadable fruits, syrups and sauces, that include their famous 5 Star spreadable fruit, Raspberry Syrup and Raspberry Blossom Honey.
Pepperlane – Established in the Mountains of Wanship Utah, Pepperlane products were introduced as a “condiment with a kick”. With over 15 flavors, these delicious Jalapeno Preservatives taste fabulous with crackers over a block of cream cheese or as a seasoning with meats.
Taffy Town – It wouldn't be Utah without the mention of Salt Water Taffy. Formerly known as Glade Candy Co., Taffy Town has been producing their candy for 100 years. Founded by James Vernon Glade in 1916, the company is now owned and operated his great-grandchildren.
Stephen's Hot Cocoa – It wouldn't be Christmas without them. Headquarted in Farmington, Utah, Stephen's Gourmet markets their delicious hot beverage powders in a variety of flavors, including mint, French vanilla, raspberry, dark chocolate, hazelnut, Irish cream, Pumpkin Spice and hot wassail and cider.
Winder Dairy – Winder Farms has been delivering fresh dairy products to the doorsteps of tens of thousands of Utah homes since 1880. I remember as a child the milk man coming to my Grandmothers house. Now you can purchase their yummy milk right in the grocery store. And, I have to add, you can't beat their fat free milk. It's so fresh that it tastes better than other brands 2%.
Apple Beer – In the early 1960, this family owned business starting making Apple Beer in Utah. This historical beverage made of a unique blend of Sicilian Apples and spices dates back to the 1800's. Apple Beer now comes in several varsities including Apple Beer 5, a 5 calorie alternative.
Unita Brewing – Uinta Brewing started its vision of brewing world class, full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in 1993. Named after an east-west mountain range located in northeastern Utah. Their Utah landscape inspired beer names include Cuthroat Pale Ale (state fish), King's Peak Porter (mountain peak), Golden Spike Hefeweizen (transcontinental railroad).
So, there you have it. Next time you're walking the grocery isles check and see if you have some local love in your cart. What's your favorite Utah made food company?