In 1993, a simple but remarkable concept took root in Portland, Oregon — to hand-craft truly superior chocolates, chocolates that looked exceptional and tasted exquisite. It would be a chocolate indulgence for all the senses.
From that initial idea grew Moonstruck Chocolate Company. To this day, we still hand-craft each piece, using only the finest ingredients. We pair our own decadent chocolate with fresh flavors found in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and hand-decorate each piece with intricate care.
The result is a chocolate experience without compare, and we invite you to share that experience yourself. It is our sincere hope that you enjoy savoring each Moonstruck Chocolate delicacy as much as we enjoyed creating it.
1909 – when it all started
In 1909, at the corner of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, young Albert would stand over a small copper kettle filled with the best ingredients attainable. Cooking his new confections over an open flame, Albert knew that every recipe had to be absolutely perfect or he would have to try again. He understood, as a newcomer to this country, he would have to create a product that was so high in quality, that its success would be guaranteed.
Bruno was born in 1891 in Footfurt, Germany. Footfurt is a small village nestled in the Bavarian hills. Its inhabitants are famous for their good nature and love of good food.
Bruno was the fifth son of the town baker, Wilhelm. Wilhelm made delicious breads, cakes, and cookies. The good people of Footfurt claimed that their good nature came from the wonderful smells coming from Wilhelm’s bakery that woke them every morning.
Bruno’s four older brothers worked hard for their father Wilhelm. The older brothers followed every order given to them by Wilhelm to the letter. Thus, the family recipes passed down from generation to generation never changed.
Bruno was different than his brothers. First, Bruno loved to experiment with new ideas and new recipes. He would add extra yeast to try to make his breads lighter. When he gave the bread to his brothers to taste, they would say, “Nicht gut – that does not taste right.” He would add extra sugar to make his cakes sweeter. Again, his brothers would say, “Nicht gut.”
Most of all, Bruno loved nuts. He would add nuts to everything he made. Instead of bread, he baked almond bread. Instead of chocolate cake, he made chocolate pecan cake. If the recipe called for nuts, he would add more nuts. His apple strudel was so filled with nuts that the townsfolk called it walnut strudel. Still, his brothers said, “Nicht gut.” Bruno was sad, yet determined.
During the Annual Oktoberfest, Bruno smelled something wonderful. Following the delicious aroma, Bruno discovered a man making fresh roasted, cinnamon glazed almonds. After tasting a single nut, Bruno knew his destiny.
Bruno began work on perfecting a recipe for cinnamon glazed nuts. His nuts were so delicious, that people in the village wanted them year round, from special events to snacking. Bruno opened his nut roasting factory right next door to his father’s bakery. Soon, the people in Footfurt could be heard explaining that their good nature came from the delicious aromas produced by that nutty Bavarian, Bruno.
The Nutty Bavarian still uses the same recipe developed by Bruno in Bavaria. We hope that it gives you the same pleasure enjoyed by the citizens of Footfurt for over a hundred years.
About Dippin' Dots
The Dippin’ Dots story began more than a quarter of a century ago and continues to embody fun and excitement for fans across the globe.
In 1988, microbiologist Curt Jones used his knowledge of cryogenic technology to invent Dippin’ Dots – an unconventional ice cream treat that’s remarkably fresh and flavorful, introducing the world to beaded ice cream.
Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream proved to be irresistibly fun to eat. In the late 80’s and early 90’s the Dippin’ Dots dealer network began and various theme and amusement parks discovered their customers’ love for the exciting new ice cream. In 1995 Dippin’ Dots were first introduced to an international market, making their debut in Japan. In 2000, the company’s dealer network evolved into what is now an award-winning franchise system with locations coast-to-coast. Today Dippin’ Dots can be found in more than 100 shopping centers and retail locations and in more than a thousand theme parks, stadiums, arenas, movie theaters and other entertainment venues across the country.
In 2012, Dippin’ Dots was purchased by Fischer Enterprises, a family owned company that has brought renewed strength and vitality to the Dippin’ Dots business. Under the direction of president Scott Fischer, availability of Dippin’ Dots products has increased through a variety of outlets including expanded e-commerce home delivery, thousands of new locations in the drug and convenience store channel, hundreds of additional fair, festival and event locations and a new co-branded mall model with its sister popcorn franchise, Doc Popcorn.
As the company grows, so does the fan base of millions that have fallen in love with the fun and fascinating Dippin’ Dots brand. Fans of all ages are compelled to share their Dippin’ Dots experience, from their first bite to the delight in finding the next, giving Dippin’ Dots an ever expanding social and digital presence.
After nearly 30 years of business, new generations of Dippin’ Dots fans emerge –influenced by their young adult parents who grew up eating Dippin’ Dots. Now catering to a generation who does not know a world without Dippin’ Dots, the company maintains its vision – Create fun, make memories.
Dippin' Dots are made at the company's Administrative, Sales, Franchising, and production headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky.
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