This is an outcome that I've been aware of for the past couple of months and have spoken with Sarah about possible futures for Alma for some time. So this is a bittersweet outcome. I am very happy the Alma brand will continue, I am sad to see Sarah exiting the PDX chocolate scene as a maker (though maybe just temporarily?), and hope that Moonstruck does will by Alma going forward.
I started corresponding with Sarah in the mid-2000s and made a point visiting her every time my schedule took me to/through Portland. (I lived in Portland and worked in non-commercial FM radio from 1977-2000.)
Sarah entered the Next Generation Chocolatier competition (for which I was the head judge) back in 2008 where I fell in love with her signature caramel bar.