Hey, what’s up everybody, it’s Stacey
Storino from Joe’s Dairy Bar and Grill and in this video, I’m going to show you what
our multiple award-winning ice cream stand goes through to create our hot-selling Valentine’s
Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries. PLUS learn about the 8 great tips and tricks
WE use and maybe they’ll help YOU if you want to make these from home yourself! So make sure you hit that Like button if you’re
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are part of the 10 piece product line of cakes, pies and other goodies which make up our Cupid
Collection that’s made us a local legend at Joe’s Dairy Bar and Grill. And do you know why we can make our Valentine’s
Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries so magical that people place exclusive special orders
for them and other pieces in the Cupid Collection, even when we’re otherwise closed to the
public until March 1st each year? We’ve been featured in places like the Wall
Street Journal and ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News and more. Bottom line? We know what we’re doing! Now you can learn too! Nothing says Valentine’s Day more than chocolate
covered strawberries, am I right? When we sell our Valentine’s Day Chocolate
Covered Strawberries they’re typically sold in lots of 12, 18 or 24. Making them involves a great deal of effort
and care! Here are a few tips that help us to create
the most sweet and sumptuous bites possible. Tip 1: Be sure, up front, that you’ve got
plenty of space in your fridge for the cookie sheet…or sheets…that you’ve got queued
up, lined with either waxed or parchment paper. Tip 2: Be fussy when you pick the strawberries
to dip; not just any will do. They can’t be too ripe because then they’ll
get mushy. They can’t be too nearly ripe because then
they’ll stand up fine but taste gross. Tip 3: Do NOT chill the berries in advance. Use room temperature ones instead. Tip 4: After you wash the strawberries, make
sure they’re super dry. Otherwise the chocolate will not go on and
stay on smooth. Tip 5: Melted chocolate with butter added
to it makes for a better, smoother texture to coat those ruby red gems. Try 2 teaspoons of butter to every 8 ounces
of chocolate for the best mixture of materials. Tip 6: Use a double-boiler. If you don’t have one, put water in a small
saucepan and put a glass bowl over it. Keep the water at a low simmer, NOT a boil. That’s too much. Tip 7: Once the berry is dipped into the chocolate-butter
mix, as far as you can, then shake off the excess and take care to cover any missed spots. Then tip the berry upside down as you put
it on the paper so that it stays well covered. Tip 8: Chilling and hardening should take
only 15 to 30 minutes or so, but don’t keep the strawberries in there for too long or
the chocolate will get chalky and weird. We put our berries in a tight container to
keep the air out and the cool in. It’s then stored in a cool dry place that
is NOT a refrigerator. Is this a lot of work? Yes. Is this worthwhile work? Yes! Here’s why: We love doing work like this for our beloved
JDB Family. We love saving you time, providing you with
over the top food…and desserts and cakes…for over the top memories with the ones you love. Not just during the holidays, like Valentine’s
Day…but all year long! If you’re hard at work, when you come home,
you don’t have to work hard. You just have to contact us so that we can
make some Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries just for you and your loved ones. Now you know the steps we here at Joe’s
Dairy Bar and Grill have to take when creating our Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Strawberries
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