"I was like you, sifting though reviews, wondering if these "gourmet" chocolate dipped strawberries are worth what they're priced, and i am here to say; not really.
I recently purchased the Full Dozen Gourmet Dipped Fancy Strawberries for my mother for Valentine's Day. Knowing she is a very picky individual, and the reviews of this product were hit or miss, i had them sent to me first so i could inspect them before gifting. I was glad i did.
First off, the shipping packaging was great, but the same cannot be said of the actual strawberry box. Two of the corners of the box were moisture damaged with tears and stains, in turn making the strawberries inside look "sweaty". Not so appealing to those with an eye for presentation.
The strawberries themselves were completely covered in chocolate and toppings with no visible stem, making them look like little chocolate pellets upon first glance. After one bite into the chocolate encased strawberry, the shell completely fell away from the strawberry making an instant mess if you're not holding a napkin under it while eating. This happened with 9 out of 12 strawberries. All of them had liquid trapped inside the space between the inside of the shell and strawberry, making the fruit inside a tad mushy, as if they were frozen before coated.
In the end, with the amount charged for 12 strawberries PLUS shipping is not worth it. You pay only for convenience if you don't have time, or are too lazy to personally purchase something for your loved one. I ended up purchasing the same number of chocolate strawberries from my local Patisserie; which were cheaper and prettier. Great concept, but poor execution."
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