E17 | Creating a World of Chocolate and Wonder | Mary 'Chip' Tautkus

In this episode I talk to Mary 'Chip' Tautkus.  Chip is the founder and head chocolatier of Chubby Chipmunk in Deadwood, SD.  She is know for her award winning truffles. In this episode we talk about a wide range of topics including creativity, chocolate making, treating your customer with love, the responsibility of business in community, and the origins of Chubby Chipmunk.  Chip's journey will inspire you to pursue your passions.

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About Mary 'Chip' Tautkus


It all started with dreams of chocolate, as Chip scampered about her mom’s kitchen as a little girl. Even at this early age, she was already busy concocting mouth-watering treats and desserts—as long as they included chocolate.

Since then, time has only improved her delicacies. Her sunny kitchen, located in historic Deadwood, South Dakota, is alive with treats you will forever dream about. Only now, truffles have become the main event—and rightfully so! Each is an original creation, and each promises to make you swoon and sway with delight.

My goal is to provide the most decadent truffles you will ever experience. I love creating them and watching the joy in young and old alike as they bite into one. When someone closes their eyes, swoons, sighs, and sways, I know that they are in chocolate heaven... that’s what I strive for. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. My truffles are truly like no others! 

The secret? She makes all her truffles, toffee, and caramel with “Butter and Love,” the ingredients of chocolates that are truly to “Sigh For.”

So when Deadwood is in your travel plans, make sure to stop by the Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolate Shop. This magical little confectionary promises to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth – grown-ups and little kids alike.

And if you aren’t visiting South Dakota in the near future, be sure to check out our online store. It’s the next best thing! Chubby Chipmunk is proud to provide decadent truffles to customers all over the country, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to indulge in her wonderful creations!

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