Holiday pop-up with fudge & truffles at Macy's Dallas Galleria sure is sweet
It's fudge for the holidays with a fudge-themed pop-up now holding court at Galleria Dallas. Called Chocolate Moonshine, it's a Pittsburgh company known for its incredible fudge, and it's at Macy’s, where it will be selling fudge and truffles throughout the holiday season.
Chocolate Moonshine was founded as a passion project in 1989 by Christopher Warman, Sr. who began selling it at a local candy store on the campus of Pittsburgh University. The fudge has been said to be "so good, it should be illegal."
They use Belgian chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, and cane sugar, but in smaller doses than usual so it's not quite as sweet. They make the fudge in small batches, in copper kettles cooked over an open flame, which is said to produce their trademark silky-smooth texture.
Their other big thing is truffle bars, little batons with striking colored glossy shells, similar to what Dallas chocolatier Kate Weiser does, painted with French cocoa butter.
Chocolate Moonshine has six year-round locations, including one in Allen at 941 Garden Park Dr., which opened in 2022, plus a handful of seasonal pop-ups at Macy's like this one at the Galleria, not unlike the holiday pop-up shops that See's Candies used to do.
The fudge is available in up to 33 varieties including:
- Dark espresso
- Peppermint crunch
- Bourbon sea salt caramel
- Black cherry bourbon
- Butter pecan
- Chocolate peanut butter
- Winter red velvet
- Rocky road
- Spiked eggnog
Plus chocolate bark, pecan turtles, and fudge samplers.
Some of their items are infused with alcohol, but the alcohol is sufficiently cooked out that it remains kid-friendly.
They'll have the same confections offered at most Chocolate Moonshine locations (including the one in Allen): fudge, truffle bars, chocolate caramel turtles, and chocolate-enrobed fruits and nuts.
The shop is on the second floor, by the mall entrance, and will be open until January 6, 2024.