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Stuck on Moonstruck Chocolate

By From page B5 | July 16, 2014

Picture 069Chocolate.

Who doesn’t love the stuff in all its many incarnations from everyday chocolate bars to fancy bonbons that melt in the mouth.

Enter a company called Moonstruck Chocolate Company that takes chocolates to a whole new level of decadence.

Located in Portland, Ore., the boutique firm offers original artisan chocolates that appeal to the taste buds as well as the eye as their form takes on an elegant and often whimsical look.

Fortunate to have the chance to sample some of their goodies for this article, staff at the Mountain Democrat gave a thumbs up to the company’s dark chocolate bar, sea salt almond bar, Mayan milk chocolate bar and two different kinds of crispy orange brulée bar. The latter included bits of orange infused creme brulée with a crunchy rice flourish.

The bars came with an additional touch of class as they were embossed with the company’s logo. But who really had time to notice the design when the aroma from the chocolate beckoned?

The company is not limited to chocolate bars, however, but sells beautifully handcrafted truffles as well. The truffles come with or without alcohol with some having a touch of pepper vodka, rum and cola, pear or apple brandy or gin. Other truffles are of the non-alcoholic variety such as those made of chocolate and peanut butter ganache which are covered in brightly colored chocolate and shaped to look like clown fish.

There are also caramels of every variety, many with a sprinkling of sea salt to offset the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate, while others are flavored with espresso. In fact, the company has something for all those who love chocolate and want to indulge their passion.

Those wanting to choose from everything the artisans at Moonstruck produce can buy online at moonstruckchocolate.com/. Bars of Moonstruck chocolate are also available locally at Raley’s Supermarket.

Believe me, your mouth will thank you.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or [email protected] Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

Dawn Hodson

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