Two Salt Lake Chocolatiers Have Common History
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Two different branches of the Cummings family
now own two different 'Cummings' Chocolate shops after a feud in the
1960s split the family. The shops are the heritage of V. Clyde
Cummings, who took a cooking class to be in the same room with a girl
he liked. The experience led Cummings to make chocolates for friends,
and then to start his how business, Cummings Studio Chocolates, in
1924. But when he died in 1959, a feud between his sons, Paul
Cummings and C. Kay Cummings led C. Kay to start his own business, C.
Kay Cummings Candies. However, Cummings Studio Chocolates, now run by
Paul's widow, Marion Cummings, has developed a national reputation
and was proclaimed best in the United States by a group of gourmets
in the 1980s.
Bittersweet History, Successful family chocolate shops have traveled rocky road
Salt Lake Tribune 13Feb02 US UT SLC B4
By Vince Horiuchi: Salt Lake Tribune