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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Editor's Choice: Choclatique

I’m old enough to have seen the first walk on the moon live and space exploration has always been fascinating to me. So when my Fancy Food colleague Stephanie announced we had received a box of Moon Rocks, it got my attention. These Moon Rocks, it turns out, are chocolates from Choclatique (, introduced to honor the 40th anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. The first thing you notice about them is how cool they look. They have this great bright, metallic-looking color and multi-faceted design. The company says the collection of dark, milk, and white chocolates are made to represent samples of rocks brought back from the various trips to the moon. Moon Rocks also have fun names like Apollo Almond, Cosmic Carmel Crunch, and Stellar Strawberry Shortcake. I tried one called Galatic Grape that combined dark chocolate with great grape taste. Our other “expert tasters” were similarly delighted with their choices.

I could see the 15-piece Moon Rocks Collection as a good gift for someone turning 40 this year or other 40th year celebrations. It could also be a fun gift for any space fan, including Trekkies , and as a Father’s Day gift. Or, of course, an out-of-the-ordinary, delicious treat for any chocolate lover.