According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by “money avalanche” and “dangerously high exposure to nudity.” Get one foot in the tastiest grave with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a 12-piece gourmet chocolate-covered fruit platter at Fruits & Chocolate in Alameda (a $30 value).
Fruits & Chocolate's seasonal and organic fruits jump into a jacuzzi of warm chocolate before spreading out across an elegant platter to cool down into delectable desserts. Quartets of ruby-red strawberries, creamy banana bites, and crisp apple wedges join together in a gourmet dozen, drawing in taste buds with light-hearted fruit flavors before ensnaring them in a seductive net of chocolate. Patrons can choose up to two candy or nut toppings to adorn each chocolate-covered fruit, from crunchy graham-cracker-pie crust to velvety ribbons of caramel. A snowy dusting of coconut flakes signals winter’s onset, and treats speckled with holiday sprinkles convince even the scroogiest of sweet teeth to embrace the joy of the season. Fruits & Chocolate’s artisanal confectioners, who have planted their fruits in more than 3,000 pounds of chocolate, continue to draw on only raw, healthy ingredients harvested from nature’s finest trees and cotton-candy shrubs.
Fruits & Chocolate
Fruits & Chocolate dips Mother Nature’s sweets—such as fresh and organic strawberries, bananas, apples, and pears—in tastefully arranged layers of gourmet chocolate and nuts. Other bite-size confections include dried mango slices, pineapple rings, pretzel sticks, and gummy bears, which can be drizzled with white chocolate and milk chocolate. Sweet teeth can order snacks in one-dozen or half-dozen packs that will be packaged inside signature lime-green boxes tied with purple ribbon to protect sweets from jealous produce they may encounter on the way home.
2228 S Shore Ctr.