Georgea Kovanis, On Style 7:20 p.m. EST January 4, 2016
(Photo: Michelle and Chris Gerard)
More buzz about the Detroit food scene!
Forbes magazine has named Bon Bon Bon chocolatier and founder Alexandra Clark as one of its 30 Under 30 leaders in food and drink
Clark, who is 27, lives in Hamtramck and grew up in Plymouth, opened Bon Bon Bon in 2014. In addition to a small manufacturing site/store combo in Hamtramck, there’s also a Bon Bon Bon store in downtown Detroit, conveniently located next door to the Detroit Free Press.
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Bon flavors are astoundingly creative and include: Boston Cooler (Vernor’s candied ginger cream in milk chocolate), margarita (blue agave caramel, glacée lime, salt) and paczki (fried dough ganache, Polish confiture, paczki sliver, donut sugar).
Clark knew she was being considered for the list, but didn’t find out she’d actually been named one of the magazine’s 30 Under 30 until today. She was cleaning out her sock drawer when a Bon Bon Bon employee texted to congratulate her.
Clark said being named to the list “legitimizes us in a sense, which I think is a challenge for us in a lot of ways. … We’re from the Midwest, which doesn’t get recognized as much in terms of the food scene. … It means access to opportunities.”
I’m on top of the world.”
For more info about Bon Bon Bon, including where to buy: bonbonbon.com.
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Detroit Free Press, January 4, 2016