Author Archives: CCBerries

The designer and creator of custom chocolate covered strawberries.

White vs Vanilla

It’s not like they didn’t know any better. On June 26th a number of people sued Hershey’s Company over deceptive labeling of calling something “White” when similar products were labeled “Milk Chocolate” & “Dark Chocolate”. You can read the details here: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/hersheys-co-sued-misleading-white-reeses First some basic facts:The FDA writes the rules for what can be called […]

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Shortcuts to Ruin

You want fresh authentic chocolate covered strawberries.Then why would you expect that when you are shopping by price? Here is an example of what that causes:Company “A” buys company “B”, it cost them a lot of money that they want back, so sales have to increase. To increase sales they have to lower the price […]

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Why you want Chocolate Strawberries Delivered Overnight

We often talk about using overnight service to protect the strawberries in transit. It is not just that they are fresher that way.

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Keeping berries freshest overnight

Yes, chocolate covered strawberries can be stored in a refrigerator for a day: For the best results you must start with fresh chocolate covered strawberries, the berries from other companies that have spent multiple days in transit are not fresh. Method one: If space is not a problem, you can put the gift boxes in […]

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 3, Hershey should have known better

Of all the companies out there you would think that a US based chocolate company would know what has to be in a product in order for it to be called “White Chocolate”, don’t bet on it, sometimes they get sloppy.

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How I did it: 3D Stuffed Chocolate Christmas Tree

Since my off work acquaintances get all the test product I make up (there is a limit to how much I can eat) sometimes I want to make up something totally different, this past Christmas was one of those occasions. These acquaintances are used to some really different things, stuffed berries, chocolate covered gummy worms, […]

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 2

In the last post we wrote about how “White Chocolate” is something real, and mis-use of the term is not something to mess with.   If you have not read the previous post you can do so here http://blog.ccberries.com/2014/11/08/the-white-chocolate-con-part-1/ Basically I found that a worldwide fast food restaurant was incorrectly using the regulated term “white chocolate”,

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 1

What if we told you a major restaurant chain was falsely advertising that a product contained White Chocolate when in fact the ingredients list shows it’s not White Chocolate?

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Counterfeit Valentine’s

Valentine’s is about three weeks out and we’ve already started seeing counterfeit products for Valentine’s. We’ll detail some of what we’ve seen as well as some of the longtime scams in the industry.

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Help my berries are sweating..

Uh.. no…  they are not, chocolate does not sweat.. it can not sweat.. What you are really seeing is….

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