Video Interview with owner of Appalachia Cookie Company
Appalachia Cookie Company owner, David Holloman, sits down with The Mountain View to discuss cookies, entrepreneurship and community. Watch the video here.
It all began in 2012, while living in a small college apartment above a bar in the beautiful mountains of Boone, NC. As a student at Appalachian State University the company’s founder, David Holloman, saw a need for an alternative to the traditional late night pizza and sandwiches. While he knew he wasn’t the first to offer late night dessert delivery, and he certainly wasn’t the first to person to bake a cookie, it was his goal to make the absolute best cookies people had ever eaten. With that goal in mind he bought a mixer and began making a batch of what would come to be… some of the worst cookies anyone had ever tasted. That’s right, Appalachia Cookie Company made a lot of really bad cookies before we started making the incredible treats we have today. After a year of late nights, early mornings, burnt cookies, oven fires, final exams, capstones and lots of trial and error, the cookies were ready.
Appalachia Cookie Company makes cookies the way your grandma’s grandma made them: from scratch, with real ingredients. Our products range from the traditional (Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, etc…) to the unique (Blueberry White Chocolate Oatmeal, Apple Pie) with a few off the wall flavors like our Bacon & Bourbon cookie with dark chocolate and maple syrup. Our flavors aren’t the only unique aspect about our niche bakery. We also deliver fresh, made to order cookies and ice cold milk until 1am, locally. The only thing we care about as much as the quality of our Appalachia Cookie Company cookies are the communities that we are fortunate enough to call home. 30-Thirty Project is our labor of love, a subscription based shipping package that allows us to donate 30lbs of food per month per subscription to families in need of food assistance here in Appalachia.