Deck the Halls With Balls of Chocolate

Which ornaments are edible? Can you tell?

Look closely. Go on.

See those red ornaments above? Yes, they are chocolate. And yes, they are entirely edible, except for the red ribbons they hang from.

These Chocolate Holiday Ornaments are by Portland, Ore.-based Moonstruck Chocolatier. They are hand-painted with naturally colored cocoa butter. And yes, you can actually hang them on your Christmas tree.

I’ll use my patented scale of 1 to 10 lip-smackers, with 1 being the “Bleh, save your money” far end of the spectrum; 5 being the “I’m not sure I’d buy it, but if it was just there, I might nibble some” middle-of-the-road response; and 10 being the “My gawd, I could die now and never be happier, because this is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth” supreme ranking.

Moonstruck’s Chocolate Holiday Ornaments: Swirls of lipstick red to deep Bordeaux decorate these sweet ornaments. And I mean, sweet. The shell is made of white chocolate that’s sugary, with a hint of vanilla. Rattling around inside the ornaments are tiny chocolate discs of single origin dark chocolate (70 percent cocoa). Full disclosure: I admit I’m more a fan of dark chocolate than white chocolate. Four ornaments come packaged in a box for $16. Rating for looks: 9. Rating for taste: 7 lip-smackers.

More chocolate inside.

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  • I don’t like white chocolate either. Do they have a dark chocolate shell?

  • It could be disastrous if my dog got a hold of these ornaments but I would probably eat them before they became decoration.

  • If those aren’t the cutest little Christmas hostess gifts…ever…



  • Nate, I think the shell of the ornament only comes in white chocolate. Sorry!

  • What a cool idea. Too bad the shell only comes in white: I really only like dark chocolate 😉

  • They look pretty. Where did you get them? Online or at the stores? I think they used to have a store in the Marina that’s now closed but I think there’s a store in Walnut Creek, huh? I’m too lazy to put up a tree this year. So no chocolate ornaments for me. 🙁

  • Sorry, Single Guy Chef, but the only Moonstruck Cafes now are in Oregon.

  • AMAZING! These would never make it as far as the tree in my house.

  • Hi Carolyn!

    What a beautiful-delicious ornaments! A great idea to give for holidays…I prefer it in also dark chocolate but I guess it doesn’t matter because the chocolate balls will be vanished before to be installed on the tree 🙂

    Gera .:. sweetsfoods

  • Isn’t it amazing what they can do with food? Those “ornaments” are gorgeous. In fact, I’d rather use those on my tree than the typical shiny balls with no pattern. They’re too pretty to eat anyway =)

  • I too would prefer the balls be made from dark chocolate. I guess I’ll have to keep myself satisfied with the dark choc Santa I just bought from Teuscher. I went to the Moonstruck website and it looks like they have lots of whimsical items like truffle trees, penguins and polar bears. Have you had any of their other items?

  • I recently tried Moonstruck’s holiday Frosted Jelly Truffles. They’re quite nice, too, though I like to eat the sugared jelly square separately from the chocolate truffle. Maybe it’s because I’m a chocoholic, and I like to save the chocolate part for last. 😉

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