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Thread: Extra Special Chocolate for ME ME ME!!

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    I'm not a chocolate 'lover'. I like chocolate when it's with something else ... peanut M&M's over regular for example. Sometimes I run into something really extraordinary.

    Many years ago my old boss used to bring in a treat on Mothers Day. He went to a handmade candy store (Dan's Candies in downtown Joliet IL ~plug~) and brought us the most awesome and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Dan hand picked the biggest, reddest, sweetest - most perfect strawberries then covered them in his own homemade chocolate. When I ate these, I made noises. I called it an "oralgasm". Yeah - they were THAT good.

    Today I took a lunch to my husband (least I could do - he's working 7 days a week). On the way there I noticed a new shop had opened up near him - "The Nut House" in Wilmington IL. I stopped in thinking I'd get some nuts. As soon as I walked in, despite the fact that they were clear across the room, I spotted two enormous chocolate covered strawberries and I could see they were beet red. there were only two.

    They are BOTH MINE. Sorry hubby ... when they make more I'll let you try.

    Feast your eyes on these.
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    We(women in general) are so use to giving the best of everything to those we love, sometimes it makes it extra special to get first dibs on something...enjoy!!!Naomi

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    wow!! lucky you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Quilter
    We(women in general) are so use to giving the best of everything to those we love, sometimes it makes it extra special to get first dibs on something...enjoy!!!Naomi
    Well .... I did mow the lawn for him :)

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    Oh..they look soooooo goood. Locky you. I also don't blame you for not sharing. Also won't tell your DH..LOL...Susan

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    wow, yummy and they are huge

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    I love picking strawberries in the spring and dipping in chocolate is my favorite way of eating them. Enjoy!

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    I don't see how you restrained yourself long enough to photograph them. lol

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    I make these fairly regular! I love white chocolate dipped ones too. There is a whole foods store close by that sells delicious strawberries year round, I never resist buying a carton. The covered strawberries last a few days in the fridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyL
    I don't see how you restrained yourself long enough to photograph them. lol
    Ditto! Lucky girl!

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    I make them too....don't last long around here, that's for sure.

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    Love em!!! My sister did these for the top of her son's groom's cake at his wedding 20 years ago. Something else that is scrumptious is dried apricots dipped in almond bark (white chocolate). I did that and gave several tins as Christmas presents to neighbors and friends a few years ago.

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    What DH doesn't know, won't hurt him :D Literally, especially if he tried to take one :D:D:D

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    After all, you had to test them to make sure that they were good enough for your hubby. Can't feed your man inferior fruit! LOL

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    One of my favorite ways to eat large strawberries is to dip into sour cream and then brown sugar. Addictive.

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    If you don't want hubby to know, for a nominal fee or a specified number of fat quarters I think I can remain silent....LOL Those looked delicious!

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    My mouth is drooling. I love chocolate covered strawberries. I need to go to the store, I'm going to look for strawberries and cover them with chocolate tonight. Yummy!

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    PURE HEAVEN!

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    Sue, would you mind telling me why there is a quarter in your picture? Thanks

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    you should have shared one with your hubby. who knows what would have happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    you should have shared one with your hubby. who knows what would have happened?
    What! In the middle of the day....LOL

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    Oh just looking at the pic reminded me of the last time i was in NY, my nephew made some and just like you....oralasgm! Oh his were heavenly! They were so good that i couldn't stop eating them and everyone noticed it so they said "here Aunt Lynn,,,,take the rest!" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I make these fairly regular! I love white chocolate dipped ones too. There is a whole foods store close by that sells delicious strawberries year round, I never resist buying a carton. The covered strawberries last a few days in the fridge.
    I don't think they would in my fridge!!! :oops:

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