With Valentines Day right around the corner, the scramble has begun to find the perfect compliment to your gift. Roses are always a good choice, but food is even better! You can't go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries! But you can go wrong by making a purchase with the wrong company! So where is the best place to get your chocolate covered strawberries both locally and online?

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    Edible Arrangements

    Edible Arrangements offers a wide variety of fruit baskets, fruit boutiques and of course, chocolate covered strawberries! With great offers, like 20% off chocolate covered strawberry arrangements, you can't go wrong! And on top of that, with Edible Arrangements, you get the best of both worlds! With ordering and delivery available via the Edible Arrangements website, or even on a local basis, with a store right here in Amarillo!  It's located by the mall at 121 Westgate Pkwy #60.  Feel free to give them a call and get yours now at(806) 322-2266.

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    Shari's Berries

    We've all heard the radio commercial for Shari's Berries. Big, beautiful, luscious  strawberries that are mouth watering and when I say big, I mean it!  These strawberries are absolutely huge!  They are hand-picked so your getting top quality when you order from Shari's Berries website!  With a great selection of chocolate covered strawberries at a great price, this comes in as a great option!  With orders of 6 berries starting at $19.99!  You could also shake things up a bit and try going with their cake pops or cookies, both are winners!

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    Chocolate Covered Company

    If you want an intimate experience on Valentine's Day, check out the Chocolate Covered Company. From dipped fruits, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more, to cakes and cookies, to pretzels and popcorn, they definitely have one of the biggest chocolate covered varieties to choose from. Plus they're doing an awesome special, FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING! That's a huge headache saver there! Great arrangements available for $34.99! Check out the Chocolate Covered Company's website to find out more.

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    Belmar Bakery & Cafe

    Another great place to get your chocolate covered strawberries locally is Belmar Bakery & Cafe at 3325 Bell St. (in the shopping center at 34th & Bell, the same one with Steinmart in it).  I've personally bought chocolate covered strawberries from them for Valentine's Day and let me tell you from personal experience this is a great place to buy them!  Gigantic, juicy strawberries dipped in rich chocolate.  Dang my mouth is having an orgasm!  Check out the chocolate covered strawberry boxed bouquet, normally only $29.99!  It's a great way to shop local and make your special someone super happy this V-Day.


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    Make Your Own Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    I don't know what it is about it, but when you actually take the time to make chocolate covered strawberries instead of buying them, the gift is so much more meaningful.  It just says "I'm willing to put in the extra effort and time into our relationship."  Definitely consider this as your best option!  And big ups to the Food Network for supplying a great recipe for the dish!  I gave this a try last year and they came out simply perfect!  Here's the recipe (courtesy of the Food Network):


    • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
    • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
    • 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well


    Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

    Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

    Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

    It is super easy and really not that hard to pull off!  And it's spelled out so well, it's really hard to mess it up!  Give this one a try and the heart and thought put into it will make it that much more special when you give it this Valentine's Day.