Moonstruck Chocolate has accomplished much in the 20 years since it took root in Portland, Oregon. The initial idea was to craft exceptional chocolates that presented a full sensory experience to the customer, i.e. gourmet chocolates that not only tasted incredible, but tempted with appealing hand decorated designs.
But, the Portland chocolatier is so much more. Moonstruck is known for its proprietary chocolate recipes with a local focus, bringing food flavors from the Pacific Northwest to discerning palates – local berries, peppermint, hazelnuts, craft coffee and spirits. Over the years, Master Chef Julian Rose, one of Dessert Professional’s Top Ten Chocolatiers of 2009, has assembled an impressive collection of melt-in-your-mouth, signature truffles.
Moonstruck has diversified a bit since it’s beginnings. Today, you can sip a mug of Moonstruck Chocolate hot cocoa or an espresso drink handmade for you while you peer through vast food cases of confectionary eye candy, any one of which you might enjoy during your own quiet truffle moment with your drink at one of their five Chocolate Cafes in Portland and Beaverton.
You’d no doubt find some of Moonstruck’s new styles in those cases. Namely, truffles from its specialty Oregon Distiller’s Collection which features spirits from five of Oregon’s finest craft distillers. And, a Holiday Cocktails Collectionwith liqueur-infused ganache centers reminiscent of holiday cocktails, like the divine Hot Toddy, Mulled Wine and Hot Buttered Rum drinks of old.
Moonstruck has added to its holiday collections this year two styles of super-sized chocolate bark – Oregon Peppermint White Chocolate bark and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond bark – as well as the classic Mr. and Mrs. Claus truffles, Peppermint Patty Snowflake, Holiday Gifts Collection truffles all hand-dressed in bows, and others.
‘Tis the season to give and to indulge, and Moonstruck Chocolate has done its very best to captivate you with every delicacy possible. Visit www.madeinoregon.com or any of our nine retail stores where you’ll find many of the goodies the kitchens at Moonstruck Chocolate has labored to bring you.