I love making chocolate covered strawberries. My family loves them, and it’s what my friends always request I bring to a dinner party, because they’re always a hit. I’ve tried many different chocolate toppings for my strawberries, but nothing’s ever even come close to the taste and quality of Hershey’s Shell Topping. No matter what I used, the strawberries turned out gooey and sticky. I like for my chocolate covered strawberries to make an eye appealing and dramatic look, but I just couldn’t achieve this look with other products. I even experimented with fine chocolate and chocolate chips, but I was never really wowed.
One day when I was looking for ice cream topping, I came across Hershey’s Shell Topping. I hesitant at first because I thought how could this product that was so reasonably priced at only about $2.50 compare to the taste of more expensive gourmet products that I’ve used in the past for my strawberries. The bottle has a picture of the product topping ice cream, but I thought if it could be used on ice cream, it might be good for strawberries.
When I got home I was looking forward to trying it. I love other Hershey’s products, so I was hopeful about this one. After washing a container of strawberries and putting them on a plate, I followed the directions of turning the bottle upside down and shaking it for 30 seconds. I squeezed a generous amount of Hershey’s Shell Topping onto each strawberry taking great care to uniformly cover each one with just the right amount. I then popped the dish into the freezer for a few minutes. After removing them from the freezer, I was amazed at how they looked. Each strawberry had a beautiful hard glossy shell on them. They looked like they came from a gourmet store. But the real proof would be in how they tasted. After taking a sample bite, I was hooked. The topping had just enough snap and bite too it, without being crumbly. The characteristic sweet rich taste of Hershey’s chocolate, combined with the fresh strawberries was almost too much for me to take! My other barometer would be how my family liked them. Now they love my chocolate covered strawberries, but they sometimes think they’re a little messy and gooey. After they tasted the delectable treats, they were delighted. Their sparkling review made me proud. My daughter said they were the best she ever had. My husband thought I had used an expensive high end gourmet chocolate on them. They were both surprised and pleased that the topping came from our old friend, Hershey.
The next test would be seeing how my friends reacted to the new topping. After bringing a platter full of the Hershey’s Shell topping covered strawberries to my neighbor’s birthday party, I waited for their reviews. The strawberries were gone in minutes and were met by rave reviews. They loved them.
I highly recommend Hershey’s Shell Topping for anyone who wants to easily and deliciously make chocolate covered strawberries and use a fun, great tasting topping for ice cream. This product also does not require refrigeration.