Made in America: Utah Truffle & Taffy Town

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – If shoppers spend just $64 more on gifts Made in America, we could create 200,000 new American jobs. ABC4 is joining ABC News to spread the message and introduce you to proud American businesses, right here in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend 465 billion this year on the holiday, that’s about $700 per shopper. If shoppers spend just $64 more on gifts Made in America, we could create 200,000 new American jobs. ABC4 is joining ABC News to spread the message and introduce you to proud American businesses, right here in Utah.

Utah Truffles has been in production since the 90s. It started as a neighborhood tradition and has exploded into a nationwide name.

Shad Slaughter, Utah Truffles CEO, said, “We sell our truffles all over the country, through the internet, book shelves, grocery all over the country.”

Slaughter estimates about they send out about 30,000 truffles a day.

From truffles, to taffy.

Utah’s Taffy Town has been making their sweet stuff since 1916. They send out about 20,000 pounds of salt water taffy, with 60 pieces a pound that is a lot of taffy in just one day.

Taffy Town is proud to be American Made, while most of their industry isn’t.

Jason Glade, a 4th generation member of Taffy Town’s management, told ABC4, “We see more and more candy companies coming in from China and South America with cheaper materials and labor.”

Taffy Town and Utah Truffle are keeping their work local. They use American product and keep jobs right here in Utah.

They say, you can help by keeping your shopping local.

Slaughter said, “By spending money on American Made companies you keep money within the system and you are supporting your local neighbors and keeping local people employed.”

This month ABC4 News will introduce you to many of Utah’s own companies keeping jobs and money in America.



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