Sweets for the sweet

Feb 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you are looking for a sweet treat for your Valentine, look no further.

Credit Shirley Ann's Sweets

February just happens to be both National Chocolate Month and National Cherry Month … so a box of Chocolate Covered Cherries by Memphis-based Shirley Ann’s Sweets will be sure to make your Valentine swoon.

I sat down with Stephanie Taylor and Sherry Creasman to learn more about their one-of-a-kind confection.

“It’s really the fondant that makes them so unique. It’s a sugar dough fondant that we make and wrap around each cherry as opposed to other liquid fondants that most other companies use and once they are dipped in the chocolate then that’s when they really go to work and they start to liquefy as they sit. The appearance of the cherries is also beautiful because we keep the stems in tact.”

You can choose from milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate.  And each box is beautifully packaged  - making it perfect for gift giving.

Stephanie and Sherry also make delicious and adorably decorated cookies … but their chocolate covered cherries are a special treat like no other.

“We were looking for a unique homemade sweet treat that could be given during holidays but it could also be used as a treat throughout the year at events like weddings and showers as well.”

And why give this locally made treat to your sweetie this Valentine’s?

“It’s just not your ordinary box of chocolates. Valentine’s Day is all about love and there is so much love that goes into making each and every chocolate covered cherry.”

You can find a box today at both Social and Pickering Boxwood.

This is Jennifer Chandler with The Weekly Dish. Happy Valentine’s Day!

For more information about Shirley Ann’s Sweets, visit https://shirley-anns-sweets.myshopify.com/.