s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Champaign: Moonstruck

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Champaign: Moonstruck

Moonstruck (a “Chocolate Café”) is a small business on Wright Street in Champaign. (This means that it is barely in Champaign, as Wright Street is the border between Champaign and Urbana.) It is on my way to the bookstore, the library, my job, the LIS building and pretty much anywhere else I walk on a regular basis. (Except for church, I suppose.)

I have decided that I will treat myself to a Moonstruck truffle (or other concoction) every Friday afternoon. I have yet to remember this on any Friday afternoon, because I am always hot and tired and anxious to get home, so I usually end up strolling back to the café on Saturday afternoon.

I have also decided that I will try everything in the café at least once, so long as it is not Forbidden. The Definitely Forbidden list of ingredients includes: Irish cream, champagne, latté, brandy, cappuccino, espresso, cognac and coffee. The Possibly Forbidden list (in other words, the “I’m not quite sure what it is” list) includes: amaretto, chambord, Tuaca liqueur, Cointreau liqueur and Framboise liqueur. (“Liqueur” does not necessarily imply “liquor.”)

So, if you’ll excuse me, I have a chocolate-with-chili-pepper bar to attend to.


At September 12, 2005 10:39 PM, Blogger la bamba said...

Chambord is forbidden...I knew those nights of pre-baptismal inebriation would come in handy.

At September 13, 2005 8:33 AM, Blogger Katya said...

You're awesome. :)

At September 13, 2005 3:39 PM, Blogger Toasteroven said...

Amaretto is, too. My alcohol knowledge is still quite limited, but certainly has increased quite a bit from working at a restaurant with a fully loaded bar.

At September 16, 2005 4:52 PM, Blogger la bamba said...

Not to be outdone (errr...):

Cointreau is definetly alcoholic (I believe brandy is the culprit).

Tuaca and cider: many a tailgate's featured treat. It has alcohol, too.

Framboise liqueur: This one is tricky. Framboise means 'raspberry' (I knew the Spanish word for it, I'm not a francophone), as you know. Framboise Liqueur might be raspberry schnapps which, although not extremely intoxicating alone, definitely contain alcohol.

So, there you have it: la bamba's handy guide to keeping the Word of Wisdom in one respect. If you had a ton of WoW-friendly sweets, then it'd be indulgence inconsistent with aforementioned D&C passage. Then I'd have to throw a Book of Mormon at you and yell "Sinner!".


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