Shari Fitzpatrick is passionate about strawberries. She's been dipping them in chocolate for more than 20 years, though her affinity for the fruit dates even further back to the strawberry patch in her childhood backyard. Since then, Shari has written the book on the hand-dipped treats—she published Berried In Chocolate in 2010—and has produced countless treats through her shop, Berried in Chocolate.
Shoppers can choose from an array of luscious strawberries that bear coatings of drizzled dark-, milk-, and white-chocolate. The shop's offerings also include caramel apple wedges and dipped chocolate chip cookies.
KCRA interviewed Shari Fitzpatrick in February 2010. Sacramento magazine recognized the Berry Factory in its feature 2010 Best of Sacramento. Three Insider Pagers give the Berry Factory a four-star average, and three Judy's Book reviewers give it a perfect five stars.
Every day since “Daddy Dave” Leatherby Sr. and his wife, Sally, opened the first Leatherby’s Family Creamery 30 years ago, the shop has been churning out fresh ice cream layered in sweet sauces straight from the candy kettle. Milk, cream, and sugar form the base of Leatherby’s more than 45 flavors, which range from staples such as chocolate and strawberry to more exotic varieties including mocha almond fudge and spumoni. Inspired by family recipes that date back a half-century, these frosty treats come in cones, shakes, malts, and sodas, as well as in heaping sundaes and banana splits, the largest of which tips the scales at 54 ounces. Leatherby’s menu has expanded over time, and includes savory options such as sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads.