Chocolate’s big day is just around the corner – more than 58 million pounds of it will be sold for Valentine’s Day (amounting to an estimated $345 million). For those sticking to one of the most popular holiday gifts, yet seeking more than the average box of chocolate, Moonstruck Chocolates has a decadent variety that’s anything but ordinary. The handcrafted artisan chocolatiers out of Portland, Oregon make collections inspired by exotic ingredients, local craft brewers, spirits distillers, and even 5-star gourmet kitchens. These sweets are not only delicious, but also expertly designed and beautifully packaged. A few highlights include:
- Spice Things Up! – Moonstruck Chocolates will make Valentine’s Day even sweeter with their signature 2016 Valentine’s Day offerings, ranging from adorable pink-winged “love bugs” to indulgent sea salt caramels, and even hot lips truffles- a seductive pairing of dark chocolate with ginger, honey, and French Espelette chili pepper
- Beer Meets Chocolate- Moonstruck Chocolates has created a collection of beer infused, inspired, and (beer-bottle) shaped truffles in four craft brew styles. The Craft Brewers Collection includes: Deschutes Brewery® Black Butte Porter Truffles, Full Sail Brewing Co.® IPA Truffles, Rogue Ales® Hazelnut Brown Nectar Truffles, and Widmer Brothers Brewing® Hefeweizen Truffles. These non-alcoholic truffles authentically evoke the rich, hoppy flavor that are the perfect gift for any occasion
- Savory Adventures- For adventurous palettes and epicurean chocoholics, Moonstruck’s Savory Truffle Collection pairs the flavors of ingredients such as Tomato, Porcini, Bacon, and Basil with the finest quality chocolate. Inspired by the fresh ingredients of the Pacific Northwest, Master Chocolatier Julian Rose created this unique collection as a taste adventure to surprise and delight
Give the Sweetest Gift this Valentine’s Day with Moonstruck Chocolate
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. is making Valentine’s Day sweeter with their 2016 holiday collection. The Portland, Ore.,-based gourmet chocolate company’s elegant, handcrafted truffles are the perfect gift. From truffles shaped like chocolate-dipped strawberries, hot lips, and love bugs, to vanilla sea salt caramels, Moonstruck Chocolate will make hearts flutter this Valentine’s Day.
“The Valentine’s Day Collections are the perfect way to express a love that is too intense for words,” says Julian Rose, Master Chocolatier at Moonstruck. “Our decadent, fanciful chocolates are handcrafted to symbolize the spirit of the occasion. The assortment in this collection has a delightful twist for you and your loved ones.”
Hot Lips Truffles
Hot Lips Truffles will add some spice to this romantic holiday. Within these luscious lips is an exotic ganache infused with ginger, honey, and French Espelette chili pepper for a sweet finish with a little kick. Hand-piped into a dark chocolate shell, each piece is hand-painted a bright, sparkly red. The four-piece collection retails for a suggested price of $10.
Love Bug Truffles
The lovable truffle bugs are returning this Valentine’s Day to make hearts melt. The Raspberry Love Bug Truffle blends dark chocolate ganache with natural raspberry, while the Strawberry Love Bug Truffle delivers sweet strawberry flavor in dark chocolate ganache. Each is hand-dipped and hand-decorated for a one-of-a-kind treat every time. The four-piece collection includes two of each truffle and retails for a suggested price of $15.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Truffle
This ‘berry’ delicious truffle is hand-decorated, filled with dark chocolate strawberry ganache, covered in tinted ivory chocolate and half-dipped in dark chocolate. The suggested retail price per truffle is $2.50.
These ivory, milk and dark chocolate truffles boast the passionate flavors of love this holiday. The hand- decorated Crème Brûlée Sweetheart Truffle hides an interior of milk chocolate ganache blended with heavy cream and caramelized sugar, while the Pink Champagne Sweetheart Truffle features ivory chocolate ganache flavored with a champagne reduction and a candied raspberry center. A Hazelnut Praline Sweetheart Truffle blends milk and dark chocolate ganache with hazelnut praline and crispy caramelized rice puffs. The five-piece collection includes one Pink Champagne, one Hazelnut Praline, and three Crème Brûlée Truffles and retails for a suggested price of $10.
Vanilla Sea Salt Caramels
Vanilla Sea Salt Caramels are Moonstruck’s signature caramel, which is slow-cooked in open copper kettles with honey and Madagascar vanilla, resulting in a tender, chewy confection. For Valentine’s Day, the five-piece collection includes dark and milk chocolate-enrobed caramels hand-sprinkled with imported Maldon sea salt. The suggested retail price is $10.
Moonstruck Chocolate’s Valentine’s Day 2016 collections are available online atwww.MoonstruckChocolate.com, at select national retailers, in four Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés in Oregon, and at the St. Johns store in North Portland. For more information, call 800.557.6666.
About Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Moonstruck Chocolate Co. creates its signature artisan chocolate confections from its main location at the foot of the historic St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Ore. Sourcing superior quality cocoa and incorporating the finest and freshest ingredients from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, Moonstruck creates confections that delight the senses and nourish the imagination. Each piece is crafted, decorated and packaged by hand, providing a unique chocolate experience every time. Moonstruck Chocolate is available nationwide at select retailers, online at www.MoonstruckChocolate.com, and at four Moonstruck Chocolate Cafés in Oregon.