What You'll Get
When a longing lovebird summons Cupid, there is an 8% chance that the cherub’s arrow strike will cause permanent kidney damage. Help pad Cupid’s success rate with today's risk-free Groupon: for $10, you get either one pound of freshly dipped chocolate-covered strawberries or one deluxe box of chocolates at Maron Chocolates, a $25 value. Like the ephemeral mayfly, dipped strawberries are highly perishable and have an 8- to 10-hour lifespan. Accordingly, you must call ahead with a desired pick-up time for berry orders. Advanced ordering for the deluxe box is not required.
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a borderline-nutritious way to satiate a sweet tooth, particularly the lower-left incisor. You'll get a heaping pound with your Groupon, about the same weight as a loaf of bread or two loaves of toast. Fresh, supple strawberries are enrobed in a rich, high-quality chocolate, and a handy serving stem makes for easy, mess-free gripping. The short shelf-life of these delicate treats creates a perfectly plausible excuse for eating the entire box without taking a breath or blinking.
The deluxe box comes beautifully gift wrapped and filled with 32 nuggets of confectionary magic. Upon opening this sweet trove for the first time, your sweetie will find an assortment of caramels, crèmes, nougats, marshmallows, mints, jellies, and truffles. Each decadent package contains enough variety for its inheritor to discover a new favorite with each curious thumb-squish and nibble.
10Best lists Maron Chocolates as one of the best places in Philly to have dessert. One Judy's Book reviewer gives the confiserie four stars, Yelpers give it 4.5, and Kudzu users rate it a perfect five:
- A Philadelphia legend since the 1850s, Maron Chocolates has always been revered for its sinfully good chocolates and candies. Indeed, for generations folks have nurtured addictions to Maron's truffles, peppermint patties, pecan clusters and dipped pretzels. – 10Best
- This shop has the best truffles, chocolate pretzels and chocolate covered fruits and nuts ever. – sheila m., Judy's Book
- Try the chocolate-covered strawberries when they are available. The best place to buy Valentine's Day gifties, more romantic than Godiva, no wonder Cupid was a chubby cherub - he ate these treats! – ButchDotCom, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 3, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Must call to order strawberries. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.