Meet the Chicagoland family making Colts Chocolates a household name

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Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Next time you wander through the specialty food aisle in Whole Foods, you may want to look for the Colts name for a product with local ties. And no, it has nothing to do with the Indianapolis football team. This Colts has everything to do with chocolate and the myriad ways one can enrobe chocolate around things such as almonds, salted caramel, peanut butter and graham crackers. This is, after all, Colts Chocolate Co., handcrafted in Tennessee, owned by former Chicagoland area family members Dirk Peterson, Michael Doherty and Chris Smith, and Ashley Quinn (a friend of Peterson’s and S…

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