Moonstruck Chocolate Co. Commemorates 20th Anniversary

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Portland, Ore., company celebrates tradition of handcrafted artisan chocolates with Anniversary Collection

Moonstruck Chocolate Co.

“Moonstruck has evolved since its inception, as has our industry,” said Rose. “Customers are becoming more savvy and are increasingly interested in high-quality chocolates with unique characteristics and a compelling story.”

Moonstruck Chocolate Co. commemorates its platinum anniversary this year. Since 1993, the Portland, Ore.-based company has handcrafted artisan chocolates that not only delight the senses, but also nourish the imagination.

“It’s been a terrific 20 years for Moonstruck, and we’re thrilled about all of the exciting opportunities to come,” said Moonstruck CEO Dan Hossley. “Our master chocolatier Julian Rose, together with his team, has developed a number of new items in celebration of our anniversary. We’re excited to unveil them throughout the year.”

Key landmarks in the company’s history include being featured as the official chocolate of the 77th and 78th Annual Academy Awards® and having Rose named one of Dessert Professional’s top 10 chocolatiers for 2009.

“Moonstruck has evolved since its inception, as has our industry,” said Rose. “Customers are becoming more savvy and are increasingly interested in high-quality chocolates with unique characteristics and a compelling story.”

In celebration of its 20-year culinary heritage, Moonstruck Chocolate will issue a selection from its Anniversary Collection each month in 2013. The most delicious – and popular – truffles from the company’s history will be revisited.

The Anniversary Collection launched in January with exclusive flavors found only at the five Portland-area Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés. The current March offering, the Trailbutter Praline Truffle, features 'trail mix' praline of roasted almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds and sweet cranberries, all blended with Moonstruck’s dark chocolate ganache, covered with milk chocolate and topped with a whole roasted almond.

Moonstruck offers an array of chocolate collections:

Classic Collections
Moonstruck’s classic collections, available throughout the year, include handcrafted, hand-decorated truffles, chocolate bars and hot cocoa.

Seasonal Collections
Six times each year, Moonstruck releases a seasonal collection, commemorating Valentine’s Day; spring and Easter; Mother’s Day; Father’s Day; summer; fall and Halloween; and winter holidays.

Tumbled    
Moonstruck’s Tumbled line takes delicious treats, such as coffee beans, blueberries, caramelized hazelnuts and sea salt caramels, to the next level by adding layer upon layer of chocolate to each piece, rolling and tossing to perfection. Seasonal variations include Rainier cherries and strawberries.

Moonstruck Chocolate is available at select retail locations and fine grocers across the country, at five Portland-based Moonstruck Chocolate Café’s and online at http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com.

About Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Since 1993, Moonstruck Chocolate Co. has been handcrafting artisan chocolates that not only delight the senses, but also nourish the imagination. Moonstruck uses only the finest and freshest ingredients, including superior quality cocoa beans originating from some of the most exotic locations in the world. Moonstruck Chocolate’s master chocolatier, Julian Rose, was named one of Dessert Professional’s Top Ten Chocolatiers for 2009 and Moonstruck’s award-winning creations were featured as the official chocolate of the 77th and 78th Annual Academy Awards®. Moonstruck’s chocolate creations are handcrafted, hand-decorated and hand-packaged in Portland, Ore., and are available around the country at select retailers, online at http://www.moonstruckchocolate.com, and at the five Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés located in Portland.

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