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Chocolate Moonshine Co. brings (non-alcoholic) fudge treats to Lawrenceville 

The name comes from an old story about neighbors mistaking a basement fudge-cooking operation with a secret moonshine distillery.

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Location Details Chocolate Moonshine Co.
3703 Butler St.
Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh, PA
412-600-7860
Ice Cream and Dessert

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.)

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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. 

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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.”


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