Welcome to Friday’s Featured Artisan! Each week, we focus on one of the many talented individuals and companies whose perfect products are proudly featured in GiftTree gifts. It may be a master chocolatier, a gourmet cheesemonger or a talented artist – GiftTree is here to connect their meaningful stories to the discovery of your next great gifting moment.
If you’re either A) a Pacific Northwesterner, or B) a chocolate fanatic, you’re probably already aware of this Friday’s Featured Artisan – Oregon’s own Moonstruck Chocolate Co.
Established in Portland, Oregon in 1993, the founders of Moonstruck Chocolate Co. set out on a mission to handcraft superior chocolates that are not only made from the finest ingredients in the world, but also look sensational and have remarkable textures as well, creating a chocolate experience for all the senses. Specializing in truffles, tablets, bars and drinking chocolate in seemingly infinite flavor combinations, Moonstruck pairs their decadent chocolate with fresh flavors found in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, hand-decorating each piece with the utmost attention to detail.
Regarded as one of the most skilled chocolatiers in North America, Moonstruck’s Master Chocolatier Julian Rose is a classically trained pastry chef and confectioner who has made a name for himself as an authority on chocolate. He first began mastering his trade in his parent’s well-regarded pastry shop in Montreal called Patisserie Rose, and went on to train in the culinary arts in France. Julian then went to work for the world-famous European chocolate company Callebaut, serving as Director of Callebaut’s Chocolate Academy in Canada, where he taught and demonstrated the mastery of fine chocolate to the best pastry chefs and confectioners throughout the Western Hemisphere. At Moonstruck, Chef Rose serves as the Director of Research and Development as well as Master Chocolatier, where he is constantly refining and expanding upon Moonstruck’s delectable line of irresistible chocolate.
GiftTree is positively delighted to offer Moonstruck Chocolate’s Haunted House Truffle Collection in our Halloween line this year – a handcrafted, hand-decorated ten piece collection of creamy chocolate Halloween truffles that come in spookily-adorable flavors and designs, arriving in a fun haunted house motif box. This scary-delicious collection features Moonstruck’s Monster Mash truffles including the Creme Brulee Werewolf, Peanut Butter Ghost, Blood Orange Devil and Popping Praline Mummy truffles combined with our Toffee Frankenstein, Milk Chocolate Spider, Extra-Bittersweet Web truffle, Extra-Bittersweet Black Cat, Milk Chocolate Pumpkin and Extra Bittersweet Pumpkin truffles. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Halloween candy!
We have a feeling these won’t last long, so snap one up while you can! Happy Halloween from GiftTree!