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Moonstruck makes about 40 kinds of
truffles, that tend to be
large (sometimes offering two bites) and
are always beautifully
decorated. Moonstruck uses couvertures
with a high cocoa content,
which gives the truffles an intense cocoa
fillings are good, though not always as
smooth as we'd like them to
be. Examples of truffles are the Mayan,
filled with a
cinnamon-flavoured praline, or the Pure
gold, filled with a
honey-Drambuie liquor thick ganache. The
Ocumarian (a dark chocolate hot pepper
flavoured ganache in a dark couverture) is
very good. Many of the other
fillings are based on toffee
or caramel. Moonstruck chocolates can be
found in one of the other
Moonstruck Chocolate Cafes (including
Chicago and Portland), and in
various retailers across the United States.
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From: Mad Janet
I never heard of Moonstruck Chocolate before the other day when I was watching my local Seattle news and saw that they were sueing a small town coffeeshop called Moonray Espresso claiming Trademark Infringement.
Not only is that not true, they were pleased to be in an article in 2001 in INC. where the article tagline is: "Not only is imitation the sincerest form of flattery, but it may also be the easiest way to make a buck. "
The founders of Moonstruck flat out copied the model of Starbucks (Moon-Struck....Star-Buck.) "Bill and Deb Simmons couldn't help noticing the success of Starbucks. Perhaps it was worth copying. "The more we poked at the Starbucks model, the better it looked," says Bill, who wondered what other commodity could command a cult following."
They also "claim" that the origin of the name is "somewhat hazy" but oh no, OF COURSE we didnt' copy it from the MOVIE! Something about some romantic walk is the "rumor." BULL.
Back in 2001, the article says that wanted to do what Starbuck's had done but with chocolate instead. NOW, when they're sueing Moonray Espresso, they say "That Moonray sells coffee, as Moonstruck's own shops do, adds to the confusion, the Portland company claims."
I hate corporate bullies and especially ones that flat out COPIED to start their own business and now are trying to quash a small espresso shop who is NOT trying to copy them!
I'd never heard of Moonstruck Chocolates before but now, just the name will forever leave a bitter taste in my mouth!
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