Friday, December 21, 2012

Shari's Berries Review

So I know this is a little outside of my typical "realm" of review products but when I was offered the chance to review a brand from the Red Envelope Brands (ProFlowers, Shari's Berries, Red Envelope, and Personal , I just had to take a gamble and find out which one I would get to check out! I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to review Shari's Berries for the holidays!

I was given this link: Shari's Berries product page and noticed it had suggestions for Valentine's Day. I've always been a big fan of chocolate dipped strawberries and have yet to be successful when making them myself. The chocolate never stays smooth enough for long and I always ended up making a mess with very little to show for it. I have been known to purchase and receive other fruit bouquets but they were always so expensive and I never was able to finish them myself before my "less favorite" fruits were eaten. Anyway, back to the review. So, I was given a gift card and given freedom to purchase anything from the site. Given that we were going to visit family for the holidays, I selected the Cheesecake Trio & Full Dozen Gourmet Dipped Fancy Strawberries. I thought this would be a great addition to the weekends festivities.

It came in an insulated box and had this cute warning label:

The strawberries looked phenomenal! It was all I had to not "sample" one of each kind and try to save some for others. They looked different from the pictures only in that there was MORE chocolate and toppings than shown on the description. None of the green parts of the strawberries were left on, so there is no "handle" per-Se but in my opinion that's just more goodness to enjoy! It don't tend to make them a little messier to eat, but I don't know many people that don't enjoy licking their fingers after enjoying a couple of these little gems. :) The strawberries were so red and delicious and and the cheesecake was a nice compliment being so rich.

The cheesecakes were also a little different than I expected. There were no dimensions on the description so it was just my interpretation of what "mini cheesecakes" meant. I was pleasantly surprised with the size. More than just a bite, but small enough that you don't feel too guilty for eating a whole one yourself. Not that I know anyone who's done that or anything...

The people at Shari's Berries are also so thoughtful to include nutrition facts for all of the items. I chose to pay attention to the fact that there is a significant amount of Vitamin C in strawberries and that the serving size for the cheesecake trio is 3/4 of a cheesecake! :) So once again, not super guilt-inducing for eating a whole cake!

Now that I've gotten you hungry and ready to order your own, here's how. First be sure to check out to look for any coupon codes. I was able to find one for 20% off my order! There was also a promotion to have my shipping reimbursed too, but to be honest, I haven't attempted that yet. Once the order was placed, I was really happy with the e-mail follow-up. I was told when the item was picked up for shipping and when it was delivered. That's a great feature for when you having an item delivered  and want to make sure it stays in a cold place. You can let the recipient know the item's been delivered so they could move it to the fridge as soon as possible.

Overall, I was happy with my first Shari's Berries experience and can say with certainty I will be ordering from them again.

**Disclaimer: I was provided a gift card to purchase items for review. This is my personal opinion and it may differ from yours**

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