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Moonstruck’s Christmas Collections: Delicious Fun

Moonstruck Holiday CollectionThe creative geniuses at Moonstruck Chocolate are at it again and just in time for the holidays. Moonstruck, Portland, Oregon’s largest artisan chocolatier, is known for their fun, imaginative chocolates, especially truffles, made into “theme” shapes. For Christmas, their holiday collection includes a wide range of beautifully-wrapped candies and chocolates shaped into trees, gifts, snowmen, Santas and more.

Our editors at realfoodtraveler.com sampled two of Moonstruck’s festive offerings, their 4 pc. Holiday Collection and their 4 pc Mr. & Mrs. Claus Collection.

Holiday Collection– This fun 4 pc. Box makes the perfect stocking stuffer. It includes a square milk chocolate truffle decorated to look like a Gift Box. It features a soft milk chocolate center that’s not overly sweet and dipped in milk chocolate with a decorative dark chocolate “bow.”

Santa Collection

Mr. & Mrs. Claus feature hand decorated faces.

There’s also a white chocolate Gingerbread Snowman Truffle with milk chocolate ganache flavored with gingerbread spices. While the gingerbread flavors were a bit strong for me, other editors loved the spiciness. The white chocolate coating is hand decorated with button eyes, nose, and a snowman’s scarf.

The Extra Bittersweet Christmas Tree Truffle was hands-down our favorite of this Holiday Collection. The hand decorated Christmas tree truffle comes with dark chocolate coating and an uber rich, dark chocolate ganache. The chunky sugar decorations offer a nice crunch.

The Candy Cane Truffle is another enrobed in white chocolate. The chocolate ganache inside features an intense candy cane flavor. Folks who love candy canes will like this one.

Mr. & Mrs. Clause Collection– This fun Santa-inspired 4 pc. set features a crunchy milk chocolate toffee and classic milk chocolate ganache in fun, white chocolate Mr. or Mrs. Santa faces complete with beard and heart-shaped mouth. This super-creamy truffle collection is too cute!

Moonstruck Chocolates are available at Moonstruck stores and cafes and online. www.moonstruckchocolate.com

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at realfoodtraveler.com.