Moonstruck Chocolate Café Review {with a delicious giveaway!}

by Mama Chocolate on February 14, 2012

You may have heard of, (and enjoyed the delights of!) the Moonstruck Chocolate Co., but if you live in the Portland, Oregon area, you need to know about their Moonstruck Chocolate Café locations!

I was given the opportunity to come and experience their Northwest Portland location, (open until 10pm!) with my mom and husband. We were taking her out to dinner for her birthday and a stop at the Moonstruck  Chocolate Café the perfect finale to our evening.

When we arrived, we were royally treated to a  lovely fondue platter…

And this was not just any ol’ fondue platter. Tasty biscotti, delicious shortbread cookies, pretzels, dried fruits and gourmet marshmallows, hand-piped by the Moonstruck Chocolate’s very own master chocolatier, Julian Rose.

But of course, the star of the show was the chocolate…ohh, the chocolate. Sweet bliss.

Moonstruck Chocolate’s specialty is their single origin bar. Most chocolates are made with cacao beans from several different regions, but the single origin bars are just that…made from cacao beans from only one region, giving them each a unique and one-of-a-kind flavor.

Our server explained to me the intricacies of the flavors of each bar, and recommended the Fortunato No. 4 for our fondue, for its smoother dark characteristics.

The poor misguided unfortunate sections of our population who don’t care for dark chocolate often complain of its bitterness. The Fortunato No. 4 chocolate has an amazingly smooth characteristic not usually found in such dark chocolate.

What’s more, until recently, the cacao bean that it is made from was thought extinct. Rediscovered in northern Peru, the trees thrive at the highest altitude of any known cacao variety, resulting in a delicate and rare flavor.

Their selection of truffles is simply glorious.

Along with the beautiful and the delicate, they didn’t leave out the adorable. Katie was fascinated by the sweet little kitten, puppy and mouse creations. Nana secretly bought a special little mouse for Katie before we left.

In the car during our long trip home, she surprised Katie with the delightful little box that Moonstruck carefully packaged for us. My little girl is just as much a chocolate lover as her mama already, but she loved it so much, that she just looked lovingly at the little guy forever before she finally consumed him.

I  love Moonstruck Chocolate’s upscale style of wrapping their chocolate gifts. I wanted to grab up one of each of the Valentine’s boxes to take home and frame.

Find the location nearest you and take your darlin’ out for a sweet date at the Moonstruck Chocolate Café!

Enjoy the amazing fondue, delectable drinking chocolate, or treat yourself to a few of the beautiful truffle creations.

Take home some tumbled chocolate and a few chocolate bars to enjoy later, (also available online!)

One lucky Mama Chocolate reader is going to win a selection of Moonstruck Chocolate’s top favorites, Dark Chocolate Tumbled Ice Wine Raisins, Milk Chocolate Tumbled Sea Salt Caramels and the Fortunato No. 4 Dark Chocolate Tumbled Cacao Beans.”

(giveaway will be shipped to the winner and is open to all US residents, 18yrs old and up)

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{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

Christina Domingue February 15, 2012 at 2:11 am

i am going to eat them if i win. its my treat. my birthday is the 18th so my present to me.


Ami Agner February 15, 2012 at 2:15 am

I could not get my cursor to land in the box for my twitter name after I began to follow Moonstruck so here it is @ami_agner, thank you


Ami Agner February 15, 2012 at 2:18 am

I will share them with my grandson. Thanks for the opportunity!


Brenda February 15, 2012 at 2:39 am

mmm dark chocolate is the only chocolate to eat!! The varieties we have been able to enjoy here in Europe has been wonderful! Belgian, Dutch, Swiss … mmm I love chocolate!

Do I have to share though?? ;)


Kay M. February 15, 2012 at 4:36 am

Oh, just Heaven! I am so jealous! I wish I lived closer so I could visit. Maybe it’s good that I don’t because I might not ever leave!


missknits February 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

what a delicious giveaway! i would def be eating these, and sharing with my aunt i’m sure! :)


Jenefer Lynn February 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

I love Moonstruck chocolates! I am blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest and near their cafes. It’s an hour drive to get to one, but it is so worth it!!!


Sarah Z. February 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

My son and I would definitely eat all of these yummy goodies!


Amanda February 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe should be on bucket lists across the world. I took my 3-y-o daughter there to pick up a V-day treat for my husband. She said: “Let’s come back here for dinner sometime!” That we should!! Four courses of chocolate, please, and a Mint Tingle Milkshake!


Leni February 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

I’d eat most of the chocolate and share a little with family :)


Lindsay February 15, 2012 at 10:58 am

I will share these yummies with my bf :D


Rachel Cotterill February 15, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’ m not in the US, so I can’t enter the giveaway, but I did visit one of these when I came to Portland. Gorgeous.
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jodi lasher February 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I will definetly be eating them and if my kids are nice to me maybe i will share with them lol


Mary Michaud February 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

me and my hubby (and munchkin is sure to beg for a bite!)


Mechele Johnson February 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I would hide these and only share with my hubby!


Trista Anderson February 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I would enjoy the chocolate with my family
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Crunchy Beach Mama February 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Me and I probably won’t share!
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Jodi Monroy February 15, 2012 at 4:24 pm

ME! Most definitely me!


Wendi Niccole February 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I might share them with the family!


catherine c February 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

i will be..well maybe i’ll share them with my boyfriend :)

thanks for a great giveaway!!!


Cálaeb Temple February 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm

i will be sharing with my family.


Chelsea Wong February 15, 2012 at 7:37 pm

That would be me! I will do mt best to share with my husband :-)


Danielle P February 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I’d share these with my family :P


Michele Behlen February 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

I’ll share them with my family.


Lauren Garrett February 16, 2012 at 3:37 am

I would be eating these!


Nina February 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

This would definitely be for my family. Look delicious!


kindra baron February 16, 2012 at 8:22 am

I will definitely be eating them! But I have a feeling my kids will expect me to share :)



jules mcnubbin February 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

i’m keeping the milk chocolate caramels for me! the rest will go to @pintworks


ThePixieSprinkles February 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Everyone in my house knows I am the chocolate Queen! lol I might share a small nibble with my husband and daughter…maybe! lol

Thanks! =)


Melissa February 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Why me of course! ;)


Sarah Hull February 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm

My hubby and I will be sharing them! Mmm….
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Tracy Robertson February 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I will be eating them myself! I really, really appreciate fine chocolates. The man of the house can barely tell the difference between good chocolate and a cheap candy bar, so I won’t waste it on him, LOL!


Mama Chocolate February 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Ha ha! It’s the same here. I can give hubby a Hershey milk chocolate bar and he’s just as happy. ;-)


Cori February 17, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I will be sharing these with my family.


katklaw777 February 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

ME, ME, ME!!!


Amanda Alvarado February 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I will be eating these! I might share with my dd if I can’t get them hidden before she sees them! LOL ;-)


Stephanie Klemm February 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

They would be all mine…I’m not sharing! :)


Nicole Sender February 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

My grandsons will be enjoying the goodies!


sindy murray February 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm

If I win I’ll share it wit my husband and kids.


Lauren February 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I would share with my family.


Dani Jones February 22, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I will be eating them, and maybe I will share them with my husband and 3 kids.


kelly February 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

sent you the recipe for Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco


Hannah Avery February 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

Me, my husband, and my son will probably eat them!


Elena February 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I would be mostly for me and a little bit for my husband.


meredith February 26, 2012 at 7:13 am

i would share these with my husband if i win


Karina Lee February 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

i will definitely be eating them


Sherry S. February 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I will be eating these. I might share with my sisters.


Amy M February 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Me and my husband! :)


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