Former Vail policeman starts brownie company
Ryan Summerlin August 28, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION — Greg Morrison, formerly the police chief in Vail, Silverthorne and Grand Junction, has opened Totally High Country Brownies, Inc. based in Grand Junction. Morrison retired last year after 37 years in Colorado law enforcement.
Totally High Country Brownies, Inc. offers four flavors of brownies: Mary Jane Plain, Cheeba Creme Brulee, Acapulco Gold Almond and Alice B. Toklas Toffee. The brownies are sold in boxes containing one each of the four flavors. The brownies are sold in decorative collector boxes which feature the company’s three peak logo, the company’s story and the company’s website and motto, “Baked in Colorado.”
“Totally High County Brownies are a major score as gifts for family, friends, clients and co-workers, whether they are in-state or out of state” Morrison said. “Our brownies can be legally transported across state lines, carried through airport security checkpoints or shipped in the U.S. Mail.” The reason: the brownies are a cannabis-free spoof of Colorado’s retail marijuana industry. Totally High Country Brownies contain no marijuana, cannabis or tetrahydocannabinol (THC).
A Creative High
After retiring from law enforcement, Morrison initially worked as business development manager for a Dallas-based electronic manufacturing firm which required him to travel extensively across the country. Everywhere he traveled, he was asked if he brought any of those “Colorado brownies.” As a result, Totally High Country Brownies was created.
When he’s not baking brownies, Morrison is crisscrossing the state in his 1985 VW camper van, “Bud,” recruiting gift shops to carry his brownies. Totally High Country Brownies are available online at both www.BakedinCO.com and www.totallyhigh countrybrownies.com. Morrison is documenting his Colorado travels on his website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.