Julian Rose – Hot Chocolate

Whenever I want to send or bring a piece of Portland to friends and family elsewhere in the US, the first thing in the package is some Moonstruck Chocolate. It’s delicious, beautifully packaged, and it always gives me the satisfaction of being able to say to whomever will open the beautiful blue-and-gold box, “That chocolate is the stuff they give out at the Oscars.” While I’ve never been to the Academy Awards, it sweetens the deal for me in supporting Portland’s star status in the culinary world by sending that recognition to my loved ones elsewhere. Furthermore, chocolate, like music, evokes deep psychological truths from our pasts.

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