Chocolate covered strawberries are always a treat whether we make them ourselves or indulge in gourmet pre-dipped ones and the ones we received from Shari’s Berries are absolutely delicious.
“The combination between the chocolate and the strawberries is sort of like, heavenly,” said Little Miss Techie dreamily when I asked her to describe the berries.
We ordered the two full dozen gourmet dipped and swizzled strawberries. Each of the large, fresh gorgeous berries was dipped in either milk, dark, or white chocolate and featured contrasting stripes for the swizzle. The chocolate on the strawberries was just the right thickness. Easy to bite into yet not an overwhelming amount that would take away from the flavor of the perfectly ripe strawberry.
I always examine strawberry stems for freshness whether shopping at my local farmer’s market or at the store. I was impressed with how bright green and alive the leaves of the chocolate covered strawberries were.
The presentation of the strawberries is stunning. Unboxing them certainly builds anticipation before getting to the sweet treats presented in a Shari’s Berries box with a white bow.
The packaging protects the strawberries during overnight delivery. Dipped berries arrive cradled in slanted compartments on doily-like papers that not only ensure that they don’t stick but also to absorb any extra moisture. The lid of the box is lined with foam for extra cushion while the entire shipping box is lined with foam for insulation. Cardboard inserts secure the berry box from rattling around inside the larger box while an ice pack ensures that everything stays cold during delivery.
Shari’s Berries offers many kinds of sweet treats on their site in addition to dipped strawberries. Valentine’s Day gift bestsellers include Valentine’s chocolates, handmade Valentine’s Love Bug Cake Pops, truffles, Valentine’s Day mini cookie assortments, fruit baskets, and combinations featuring flowers and sweet treats such as the one dozen red roses with 12 gourmet dipped strawberries that are delivered over the course of two days.
I have to admit to being a little wary of ordering dipped strawberries from Shari’s Berries due to a negative experience with ones from another company that arrived as a Mother’s Day gift. I don’t know if it was the quality of the berries, lack of ice, or the warm weather. I feared being disappointed again but Shari’s Berries has restored my faith in delivered chocolate covered strawberries which are not only a pleasure to receive, but would make a great gift at any time of the year!
Inside my box was a discount code for Shari’s Berries! Use either of these special URLs (or call 877-318-2195) to get a discount on your Shari’s Berries order before June 30, 2014:
- Get $10 off an order of $29 by visiting www.berries.com/strawberry10
- Get 20% off an order of $29 by visiting www.berries.com/strawberry20
I received chocolate covered strawberries from Shari’s Berries for review purposes. All opinions are mine and those of my dipped strawberry aficionados. Images courtesy of Shari’s Berries.