Well, I suppose it’s not really Charlie’s Chocolate Factory but it seems right to call it that. On the first day of our Harry and David tour, we got a behind the scenes look at their chocolate factory. And, who else should be in charge of the “Chocolate Factory” but someone whose name is Charlie, of course! Can you stand it? Roald Dahl would be so proud.
First we saw how the world famous Moose Munch was made. Moose Munch is popcorn covered in caramel, almonds, cashews, and chocolate. Charlie showed us how the Moose Munch was made in giant popcorn poppers.
After being popped, the popcorn and caramel get mixed together.
The popcorn is coated and dried separately so it doesn’t all clump together.
At the end, the chocolate covered corn and nuts are added.
All of the Moose Munch is packaged by hand. I’m sure this is not the most cost effective method but Harry and David really goes the extra step in adding the human touch to their products.
Of course, when I got home and the Harry and David gift baskets arrived, my attempts at hiding these goodies from my family failed. None of us had ever had Moose Munch before and we loved it. I recall someone saying “It’s a beautiful love story in my mouth!” but I was so busy indulging in Moose Munch, I lost track of who was talking!
As my kids were parting for school the next day, they reminded me to please keep away from their Moose Munch. Huh? Their Moose Munch?
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