Bon Bon Bon from chef Alexandra Clark makes handcrafted chocolate goodness that prides itself on quality and creative flavors. Believing that good people deserve good chocolate, they source their chocolate from Ecuador and Colombia, then pair it with local, fresh and unusual flavors.
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Each one of the Bons is handcrafted by a small, dedicated staff in Michigan. From crafting the chocolate shells to hand making the fillings to sprinkling the Bons with magic, the process of making Bons is one of enthusiastic commitment and time. They don’t have any machines filling Bons or mixing up all the yummy fillings that land inside the chocolate shells. Some say it’s a lost art, but they’re “old school” in their approach.
Some best-selling Bon Bon Bon flavors include:
• High Tea – Earl grey tea, Devonshire cream, dark chocolate ganache, hemp seed gianduja, smoked sugar, cornflower petals, dark chocolate shell
• Better Butter Crunch – Detroitʼs favorite potato chips, milk chocolate, sea salt, gold splatter, milk chocolate shell
• Sticky Bon – Cinnamon donut ganache, whiskey caramel, toasted pecans, mascarpone drizzle, pearl sugar, milk chocolate shell
• Coffee and Donuts – Donut ganache, coffee ganache, donut slice, sprinkles, dark chocolate shell
• Strawberry & Balsamic – Strawberry confiture, balsamic reduction, olive oil ganache, tempered dark chocolate drizzle, dark chocolate shell
Once the Bons are made, the crew hand packages every single Bon so they can make their way to you. The outside packaging of your Bon indicates when they were packaged and who packaged them based on the initials on the box. This is a timely process and a labor of love, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Sincerely good chocolate has good ingredients, good relationships with farmers and vendors, good jobs in a good working environment, a company with good intentions, good customer service, and good packaging. Since the beginning, Bon Bon Bon has stayed true to their values: generosity, transparency, and generating a community of positivity, in creating a safe working environment.
They don’t bother with satin, bows or preservatives. What you see is what you get (and taste). They test boundaries, celebrate differences, create dreams and jobs.
About the founder:
With $32,000 from a taxi accident that she was in (leaving a chocolate show) Alexandra Clark opened up her experiment of a chocolate shop in the back room of a diner in Detroit. The team has received acclaim from Bon Appetit, Food & Wine Magazine and Tasting Table, Martha Stewart (American Made Honoree, Brand), Crainʼs (“20 in their 20s”) and Forbes Magazine who named her “The Best Pastry Chef Under 30” on their list of “30 under 30.”
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