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was still missing a sense of purpose and meaning behind all the hard work. It all became clear when he went back to those afternoons spent baking in the kitchen with Honey. He remembered her infectious smile, and how that smile was not only passed on to him, but to her food. Chuck wanted to keep that tradition and

share it with the people around him. So he set off on a deliciously arduous journey to perfect his mother’s recipes. He started with the basic, all-American, deceptively simple-looking, chocolate chip cookie. “I knew that was going to be the cookie for me. I worked really hard to develop the right density and texture. I

had to make it special, and I had to make it look good too. If it isn’t pretty, then it’s just a regular cookie.� The basic chocolate chip cookie recipe is comprised of only a few ingredients, and while they are easy to bake, they are difficult to bake well. So getting the right mix of chewiness, flavor, and appearance required a lot of taste-testing—a task Chuck and his friends were more than happy to undertake, even if there were some unintended consequences. “When I was working on the recipes, I was about thirty pounds heavier than I am now. I would not only eat them while I was baking, but I would eat them after. I didn’t know you could just taste the cookies and not have to eat them all. I’ve learned that lesson the hard way.� After forty to fifty iterations of chocolate chip cookie recipes, Chuck finally landed on just the right mix—a dense, gooey, chewy disc of buttery bliss he calls The Chucklet & Honey. It’s the business’ namesake, signature cookie, and statement of purpose, all wrapped in one scrumptious package. Once Chuck had created a product he was happy with, he had to find a way to bring it to the public, and that meant finding a place big enough to accommodate large orders. “I’d just been diagnosed with MS, and I just told the investor the chocolate business wasn’t right. I had no idea what was next or where to go.� He found the perfect solution in a pair of lifelong friends—

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Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

Featuring Nashville's Justin Townes Earle, Karoake Cab, Kangaroo Press, Poetry Sucks, Odessa Rose, The Stone Fox, No. 308, Chucklet and Hone...

Native | February 2013 | Nashville, TN  

Featuring Nashville's Justin Townes Earle, Karoake Cab, Kangaroo Press, Poetry Sucks, Odessa Rose, The Stone Fox, No. 308, Chucklet and Hone...