For Father’s Day
in 2016, my family gave me a twelve-piece Oregon Craft Brewers Truffle Collection
from Portland’s Moonstruck Chocolate Company.
If you have been following this Web site for any length of time, you will already know that I’m quite fond of beer.
I also really like chocolate, even though I don’t mention it very often. So combining beer and chocolate had the potential to be truly scrumptious. A match made in heaven?
Over the following week I tried one of each flavor. I’m sad to report that I did not like any of them. I think that beer tastes way
better when not mixed with chocolate. And that chocolate tastes way
better when not mixed with beer. Combining these two wonderful tastes did not result in anything wonderful. To the contrary, I had to force myself to finish the four truffles I tried.
After that unappetizing and disappointing trial run, I gave the remaining eight truffles to my daughter, who took them to share with her colleagues at the birthing center where she was an intern. The midwives loved them!
When walking along Portland’s NW 23rd Avenue in late 2015,
I stopped at one of the Moonstruck stores. I took a photo of the exterior,
and made a sequence of photos of the display case
inside the shop.