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September CoTM: Fat Jack O'Lantern (the story of an entrepreneurs two best friends)

  I have a soft spot in my heart for this cookie this month guys and I want to tell you why.   This month's cookie is the Fat Jack O'Lantern.  It's a pumpkin beer chocolate chip cookie.  Since we launched, we have had a pumpkin beer chocolate chip cookie in some shape or form.  If you follow us, you know we always have a Sam Adams cookie of the menu.  This cookie is delicious, first and foremost.  On top of that I think it really highlights some amazing things that two organizations that support Top Shelf Cookies do really well. The pumpkin in this cookie is 100% Massachusetts grown surplus pumpkin.  This pumpkin was slated to go into a...

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4 years ago...I quit

Oh Facebook, you and your Facebook memories reminding me of things.... Yesterday, May 1st was the four year anniversary of me leaving my cubical for the last time.   At one point, I loved that job.  That's the funny thing.  I really did.  It was a small start up company.  Our CFO was a great guy, he was always giving me new jobs and responsibilities.  I worked a lot of hours, but it was OK.  I loved the people and the culture.  It began to change over time and eventually the start up that I had put a lot of myself into was acquired.  The changes came fast and furious and somewhere along the line, I started to actually loathe...

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#LoveBoston

  It's no secret that I love Boston everyday, but there's something about Boston in April.  It feels like that's when the new year begins.  The snow is melting (despite the fact that it's literally snowing sideways on April 1st) and Fenway Park opens and then we get the very best day in Boston: Patriot's Day. I grew up in New Hampshire.  When I was very little, my parents took me down a family gathering in Quincy.  I remember from the back seat seeing the Boston skyline and falling immediately into head over heels love.  Nothing where I lived looked like that.  I became obsessed.  My mom would take me down for trips the museums and the aquarium and I...

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All you need is love.....and a few cookies

Is it it just me or did January go by SUPER fast?  Maybe it's because the Pats are making their return the the SUPER BOWL in search of Tom Brady's favorite ring: The Next One. We keep a fairly low profile till Springtime, however - just like that groundhog, we're gonna pop up on Saturday February 4th at Dorchester Brewing Company  We'll have some snacks, some stacks and special for your big game needs: party trays of cookies!  Don't worry, we're bringing plenty of The Next One along with some other Top Shelf favorites! After that, Valentines Day will be fast approaching.  We love the idea of gifting cookies over chocolates. You know what Forrest Gump's mom says "You never know...

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Hello 2017!

  Checking in with you all after our busiest holiday season ever, so busy it knocked me down for a couple weeks!  From the very bottom of my heart, thank you all for your amazing support. Launching a business and turning your passion into a job is a very personal decision and when you take the time to write me a note, tweet me or tell me in person how much you enjoy our cookies - please know I take that to heart and it motivates me to keep going.   2016 was our second full year of business and it brought us much success.  We were thrilled do have two pop ups at Boston Public Market that were a lot of...

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