Cookietown was the result of a dream that founder, Alan
C. Woods, had some 10 years ago.
Mr. Woods was a production manufacturer for a gourmet
gift company for 18 years. Cookies
were one of the main components of those gifts at that
time. Christmas season was one of the
company’s busiest times. Starting
right after Thanksgiving weekend they would work every
day 12 to 14 hours a day until Christmas Eve.
As cookies were being produced, they would
literally be stacked to the ceiling of a three story
building. With some 20 pieces of
equipment and 75 people on his shift alone, Mr. Woods
had his hands full. After what seemed
to be one of the longest nights of his career, Mr. Woods
went home and collapsed on the couch not even making it
to bed. This is how Mr. Woods entered
into what is now known as Cookietown.
Walking down what he thought was a dirt road only to
find out later that the road was made of chocolate and
everything in Cookietown was eatable.
Well, as he continued to walk, he felt someone or
something was watching him. He kept
walking and when he looked back, there they stood a
group of big round heads that looked like people far
off. As they got closer, he could
tell something was different. Their
approach became faster and faster.
Well, Mr. Woods wasn’t taking a chance to find out what
they wanted and began to run. The
faster he ran the closer it seemed the cookie people
got. Just before they caught him, he
woke up. Needless to say, the cookie
people didn’t catch him, however, they did capture his
mind from that night forth and so Cookietown was born.