I clearly remember my first chocolate-covered strawberry experience.

My mom and I were at the mall (Greengate Mall to be exact, for you Pittsburghers), and just about to go up the escalator to the next floor. I imagine that it was in Hornes (remember Hornes turned Lazarus turned Macy’s?) and they still had candy counters inside the department stores. There was no one at the counter, but there was a dish of chocolate on the counter. My mom got so excited and grabbed one for each of us, and I couldn’t understand why. I even declined it.

She looked at me like I had 6 heads and told me it would probably be the best thing I had ever tasted.

It was not a fresh dipped strawberry either. It was one of those fully-covered chocolate ones that was dripping with sugary syrup.

 

It really was one of the best things I had ever tasted. I can still remember eating it with the syrup dripping down my chin as I was riding up the escalator.

I’ve been hooked ever since.

It’s not a cheap addiction either, especially when you prefer Godiva.

 

Years later, I tore a page out of Better Homes and Gardens (yes, Tony Soprano-style) while in the doctor’s office. It had an array of dipped strawberries, but no chocolate ones.

Another addiction was born.

Is there a better way to eat your fruit? I truly believe in making food as fun and enjoyable as possible.

 

Marshmallow cream and peanut butter.

 

Honey and freshly cracked black pepper.

 

Marshmallow cream and crushed cookies.

 

Honey and orange peel.

 

Peanut butter and crushed cookies.

 

Yogurt and blueberry granola.

 

Cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut.

 

Make snack time fun!

 

And since these are strawberries, they are healthy.

So eat up.

 

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75 Responses to “Not Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.”

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    Helen — May 27, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

    These are so different and creative. The crushed cookies and cream one looks lush! I love the way you take these strawberries to the next level!

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    amanda — May 27, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    My best ever chocolate strawberries was from Lammes Candies in Austin, TX. http://www.lammes.com Btw, my husband wants to shout go Steelers!! LoL Also your strawberries look delicious!!

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    Caitlin — May 27, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Pepper?? On a strawberry??? Are you on crack??

    Correction: is Eddie drugging you at night?!

    I don’t get this combination.

    Which means I will probably love it.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — May 27, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    I love the black pepper one … strawberry peppercorn is one of the best desserts I have ever had. It is served on top of vanilla ice cream.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — May 27, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    Marshmallow cream and peanut butter.
    food porn!

    you can come live with me in SD anytime :) we can train together and go out on the prowl together LOL Men and children will be left at home! haha!

    no worries re emails, you have time in the morning and that’s when i slammed and vice versa :)
    xo

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    Melissa @ For the Love of Health — May 27, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    genius! looks amazing!

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    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh — May 27, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    Wow… as if I didn’t love you enough already, you go and pull out THIS!

    Marry me.

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    polwig — May 27, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    I can totally understand your addiction it is like a salad bar of strawberry dipp toppings… instead of an ice cream party you can hold a fruit dipping party.. how times have changed from the 70s fondues

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    Miz — May 28, 2010 @ 2:58 am

    oooooooooooooooooooooh
    Im in for these this weekend.

    I have a huge container of dipping strawberries (is that what they are called? with the longstemthings? :)) in the fridge and a party to go to on monday!
    the child will love helping.

    Carla

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    Erica — May 28, 2010 @ 4:15 am

    Those dipped strawberries look awesome! Love your creativity!

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    Joan — May 28, 2010 @ 5:08 am

    Great ideas!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Steve — May 28, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    I can totally understand your addiction it is like a salad bar of strawberry dipp toppings… instead of an ice cream party you can hold a fruit dipping party.. how times have changed from the 70s fondues

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — May 28, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    Amazing! I have never seen so many different strawberry toppings (or dippings?) before. They look incredible.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — May 29, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Wow…that is brilliant! How fun for a party!

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    megan — May 30, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    I love coming here! You really do have the best stuff. You inspire me, tease me, and aah me. Keep it up and I’ll keep Stumbling! ;)

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    I love chocolate dipped strawberries. Those are some great ideas.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — May 30, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    I love this assortment of dipped strawberries. Honey with the orange & cream cheese coconut sound amazing…..as do all of them. Have a great memorial day weekend :)xo

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 1, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    Just purchased a quart of the sweetest strawberries. They’re waiting in the fridge for some special recipe. I think quite a few of them will wind up dipped in cream cheese and toasted coconut. Very creative ideas! Thanks!

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    Sophie @ yumventures — June 1, 2010 @ 5:09 pm

    LOVE THIS!! I love chocolate covered strawberries, but honey and pepper? So gourmet and elegant!

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    Kath — July 3, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Beautiful, creative strawberries!

    @Wei-Wei, how about strawberries dipped in maple syrup and then a bit of crumbled bacon? ;)

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    Solomon Lindau — April 15, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    hello!,I like your writing so much! proportion we keep up a correspondence extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert on this space to resolve my problem. May be that is you! Taking a look forward to see you.

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    Madison — October 1, 2012 @ 4:05 am

    My favorite type of Dipped strawberries HAS to be Sour cream and Brown sugar Strawberries . The texture is downright sinful, and the taste is esquisite! :) Just dip in both and enjoy!

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