September 16, 2021

Alpine Chocolat Haus' Awesome in a Bag

Tastemaker
By Ross Boissoneau | July 24, 2021

If you ask someone — or at least the right person — at Alpine Chocolat Haus in Boyne City what the best treat in the store is, you might be surprised with the answer. It’s not one of the truffles. Not the dizzying variety of coated apples. Not even the chocolate-covered Nutter Butter (sigh).

Nope, it’s the aptly named Awesome in a Bag. Which started its life not as chocolate or candy, but as — wait for it — popcorn.

We hear what you’re saying. Why would someone go to a chocolate store for popcorn? Same reason you’d go there for Chocolat Haus’ infamous salty-sweet best-we’ve-ever-had potato chips: Because once a fresh, crunchy favorite snack is coated with chocolatmiester Bruce Brown’s real-ingredient recipe for handcrafted chocolate, they’re even more irresistible. And it’s not just chocolate (or as the Haus prefers, chocolat). Nope, this is Bruce’s Caramel Corn, only new and decidedly improved by many, many more layers of decadence. The description — “Dark and White Chocolat and Peanut Butter Drizzled Caramel Corn” — doesn’t do it justice. This stuff is sweet, crunchy, and utterly irresistible. And awesome.

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