If the term “chocolate moonshine” whets your appetite for a sweet, boozy treat, sorry to say you’re out of luck: It’s just a fun name. Fudge is the focus at Chocolate Moonshine Co., which opened its fourth brick-and-mortar location, in Lawrenceville, earlier this month. (Fans of the summer festival Picklesburgh might remember its inventive pickle-and-fudge lollipops.)
The menu offers classic fudge flavors, like Belgian chocolate and French vanilla, alongside more adventurous takes like key lime and pecan turtle; fudge is sold by the pound.
If you’re not into the traditional block-form of fudge, you can check out the Moonshine Fudge Bars, which come in themed mix-and-match packages of 10. There’s a Cafe-Au-Lait collection with two bars each of the Latte Macchiato, Mocha Madness, Dark Espresso, Hazelnut and Amaretto. The “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” pack (once again, just wordplay) features Pink Champagne, Black Cherry Bourbon, Irish Cream, Piña Colada and Mojito flavors. Customized packs of four or 10 are also available online.
Stop by in the next few weeks, and you can indulge in the new gourmet “secret recipe” hot chocolate and the debut of the shop’s small-batch gelato. Or stop in any time to get acquainted with some free samples.
And the name, by the way, comes from an old story about neighbors mistaking a basement fudge-cooking operation for a secret moonshine distillery. The joke stuck and provided the outfit with its tagline: “illegally good.”