The delectable bliss of our Shari's Berries™ Chocolate Covered Strawberries starts on select strawberry farms in California, Florida, Central Mexico and Baja. Here, the ideal growing climate assures us that the delicate strawberry plants with their beautiful white blossoms will thrive in full sunlight or dappled shade and yield a year 'round supply of fresh, plump, sweet, juicy fragrant fruit just right for transforming into our signature sensuous sensation.
Hand-picking assures that each berry is selected to meet our high standards for sweetness, size and color and that your Chocolate Covered Strawberries make any occasion perfectly memorable.
Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate every second.
The average American consumes more than 10 pounds of chocolate every year.
When fully ripe - large with a brilliant, rich, even red color and symmetrical shape, the TLC continues. Each berry chosen is individually hand-picked and packed in shipping boxes specially designed to keep each premium strawberry dry, fresh and in "just picked" condition as they travel from the fields to the Shari's Berries kitchens.
Just before they are hand-dipped in our gourmet chocolate, each refrigerated strawberry is gently washed and rinsed in cool water and dried.
Eating dark chocolate everyday reduces the risk of heart disease by one third. Cacao trees can live to be 200 years old.
The strawberry is taken by its leafy green calyx (or "head") and is hand-dipped, swirling it around in the thick, rich, velvety melted chocolate and is lavished one by one, with a silky, delectable coating of gourmet wonderfulness, right up to its bushy "crown."
The melting point of chocolate is just below the human body temperature at 93 degrees, which is why chocolate literally melts in your mouth.
With the strawberries beautifully dipped in gourmet chocolate, they await the creativity that may further enhance each luscious berry with decadent drizzles, colorful sprinkles, crunchy crushed nuts or shredded coconut. Yum! Once they "set," they're packed in an impressive presentation box and off they go to make some lucky someone's day an occasion to remember.
Chocolate was one of America's earliest exports. More than 50 percent of adults in the US prefer chocolate to any other flavor.
The excitement of receiving a Shari's Berries™ gift starts with the delivery of its elegant and impressive gift box and lasts all the way through that sweet moment when your tongue finds a rogue drop of chocolate on your lips after you thought it was all gone.
Whether you're looking for a way to make any day - from birthdays to Valentine's Day, Mother's Day to anniversaries - delectable, delicious, decadent and superbly memorable, shop our assortments of Hand-Dipped Gourmet Chocolate Covered Strawberries available exclusively from FTD. And best of all (or worst of all) they're so delightfully shareable.
The smell of chocolate alone stimulates theta brain waves, which in turn triggers relaxation. Chocolate was originally used 2,500 years ago in Central America. You have to eat more than a dozen chocolate bars to get the same amount of caffeine from a cup of coffee.
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