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Moonstruck Dark Chocolate 
Posted: 27 October 2011    6.5 
Moonstruck Dark Chocolate There's not really much I can say about this bar. It's a standard dark containing the standard ingredients. There didn't appear to be anything premium or local about it.  This was just another in a long line of decently made dark chocolate bars in the 70% range. It's much like seeing a young and pretty blonde actress wannabe in Los Angeles. She's hot, you'd enjoy her if given the chance, but there's not anything tremendously unique about her to differentiate her from all the other young and pretty blond wannabe actresses you'd also want to enjoy.     
Avg price/gram: USD 0.05   Cocoa %: 68  Size: 85g   
       


Moonstruck.  When I hear that name, I don't think of a Portland, Oregon chocolate company, but the 1987 movie by that name starring Nicholas Cage and Cher. 

Moonstruck has been around since 1993.  Their main claim to fame is their chocolate cafes located only in Oregon.  Currently, there are four in Portland, one in Lake Oswego, and one in Beaverton. By this measure, Moonstruck sounds a lot like Theobromma or San Churro out of Australia, chocolate cafes that also retail chocolates under their own brand names.  With a key difference.  Theobromma and San Churro have their branded chocolates made by other companies.  Moonstruck looks like it takes the reins and manufactures their own bars.       

There's not really much I can say about this bar.  It's a standard dark American chocolate containing the standard ingredients.  There didn't appear to be anything premium or local about it.   Had there been, the label would've said as much, such as Oregon sugar or Oregon vanilla.  To be honest, there's nothing Oregon could produce in this bar that could be local.  Cacao, vanilla, and sugar ain't Oregonian industries.  This is just another in a long line of decently made dark chocolate bars in the 70% range that get lost in the crowds.  It's much like seeing a young and pretty blonde actress wannabe in Los Angeles.  She's hot, you'd enjoy her if given the chance, but there's not anything tremendously unique about her to differentiate her from all the other young and pretty blond wannabe actresses you'd also want to enjoy -- and would enjoy over the others if given the chance. 

This dark chocolate bar is probably the perfect "one for the road" after you've devoured some kind of chocolate dessert served up by one the Moonstruck cafes.  A chocolate fondue anyone? The cafes are the real attraction.   Doped up on sugar on the premises, snackaholics are probably an easy sell to purchase and then overdose on Moonstruck bars at home.   As Moonstruck says it, "To resist is futile. Craving is only natural."  

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