Not Soup, Chocolate.

Not Soup, Chocolate.


We were at Marshall’s the other day shopping for Easter dresses for the girls.  My MIL was in town and wanted to buy them each a new dress.  Fine with me!  I love Marshall’s and can’t help but wander up and down all the aisles looking for great deals and fun stuff.

Every once in a while, I check out the pictures and signs.  Not that I need anything but I like to window shop.  I saw a sign that caught my attention and I couldn’t help but laugh.  Although I don’t remember the exact phrase, it basically said “My soul has had enough chicken soup… it wants chocolate now.”

Yup.  Whoever made that sign is on the right track.  Chocolate is good for the soul. At least my soul, it is.

With Mother’s Day creeping around the corner, I certainly hope you’re thinking about something to show the special mom in your life how appreciated she is. For the most part, I’m happy with simple things like when DH takes care of getting the kids ready for school, bath or bed – or even taking care of a load of laundry here or there.  (He does this anyhow but not all husbands do.) But as I explained when I posted about ProFlowers, despite my insistence on being frugal – receiving flowers does make me smile. That goes for chocolate and jewelry, too.

Heaven help me… I was approached by Shari’s Berries asking if I would be interested in reviewing something from their site for Mother’s Day.

Seriously?  Do you really have to ask?  Of course I would love to!  Pfft. Do I want to review chocolate? What a silly, silly question.

Unlike with the flowers, I actually wanted to pick something out.  My MIL was going to be in town to celebrate Easter about the time they would arrive so I wanted to pick something that she would enjoy.  She’s a chocolate purist.  No, not organic or PURE chocolate.  Purist as in “Don’t mess up the flavor of my chocolate by adding anything else to it.”  She’s one of the few people who actually goes to the ice cream parlor and orders nothing but a scoop of chocolate with nothing on top.  Not me. I order it with all the fixings!

Anyway… DH and I checked out the various items and decided on this Easter truffle package.  It had a good variety of chocolates that I hoped would satisfy all members of our family.

When the package arrived, I kind of expected to see something like the picture – a nice pyramid of truffles on a pretty plate.  When I opened the box, I discovered truffles in-cognito.  I could put this on the counter and the kids would think it had eggs in it.

It wasn’t as glamorous as I thought it would be but once I opened it up, the packaging didn’t make a difference.  The chocolates were rich and delicious.  I’ve said before that quality chocolates are easier to savor than checkout-aisle products.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t turn down those standard candy bars – actually, I’m happy with them – but I don’t sit down, nibble and enjoy them like a good truffle.

While I thought we would tear through these in no time, I’ve been surprised at how long they have lasted.  Maybe it’s because the Easter bunny left stuff that appeases the kids.  Maybe it’s because we’ve also been enjoying the chocolate-covered strawberries that I spoke about here. Maybe it’s because there were too many flavors and nobody wanted to chance getting the ones they didn’t like.  All I know is that I need to up my time at the gym because I’ve been savoring a few of these a day!

The package contained 12 different kinds.  It probably would have been better to have a few less of the unique flavors like orange and more of the silky (more pure-chocolate) flavors.

Now if this sampler looks good to you, there’s a similar one available in the Mother’s Day category (but less expensive).

If you decide to dive into the variety of chocolate Mother’s Day Gift Ideas (and other nice gifts ) for Mother’s Day, be sure to enter the code BERRYGOOD for a 15% discount!

Both the Shari’s Berries products that I have tried have been delicious, delivered quickly and packaged well.  If you’re interested in learning more about Shari’s Berries, find them on Facebook (where liking them gives you a 20% discount code) or Twitter!

Do I have you drooling over it?  Are you wishing YOU could have some delicious Shari’s Berries delivered to YOUR door?  Look no further… WAIT… let me rephrase… Keep on reading to see how you could win!

The Prize: One $50 Shari’s Berries Gift Code

Participants –

…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.

Sometime on May 10, 2011, a winner will be chosen at random from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.

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If you’re in the market for strawberries covered in chocolate for Mother’s Day or some other great gifts, visit Shari’s Berries or one of their other brands – ProFlowers, Red Envelope, Cherry Moon FarmsProPlants, Personal Creations or ProFlowers International.


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

106 comments on «Not Soup, Chocolate.»

  1. Homemom3 says:

    I subscribe via email.

    I'd give my mom the Potted Pink Rose with 6 Hand-Dipped strawberries. Mom had over 20 rose bushes in her front yard when I was growing up and I know she still loves them. Plus she always loved strawberries. 🙂

    I am a mom and would pick the same exact item I mentioned for mine, for myself.

  2. Kristie says:

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    The 12 Hand-Dipped Caramel Pretzel Rods look delicious!

    I subscribe via e-mail.

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  7. Stacy says:

    I'd get the cheesecake trio…& hope she shares with me!
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  11. Toystory says:

    Ok, well, I subscribe to RSS feed, and liked Shari's –and I am a mom…. so can I have Lindt's Chocolate Truffles…. or Flowers, I truly love BOTH!!
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  12. Ellen says:

    email and facebook follower.
    That tiramisu looks yummy to me.

  13. Cheryl F. says:

    Subscribed to SAHM Reviews in reader — I Like Shari's Berries on Facebook and would give Cheesecake Trio & Full Dozen Giant Dipped Fancy Berries 🙂

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  19. E says:

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    I would buy the Cheesecake Trio & Full Dozen Giant Dipped Fancy Berries!

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  24. GabbyLowe says:

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  26. sohamolina says:

    I am an email subscriber-
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    I'd get Full Half Dozen Hand Picked Swizzled Berries

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  29. Shawn says:

    I subscribe via email and like shari's berries on FB. I would love to give my mom the Full Dozen Giant Dipped Mother's Day Berries.


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  31. Cathy W says:

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    I'd get Cheesecake Trio & Full Half Dozen Swizzled Berries

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  36. fan on fb erica best and im follow on goggle reader
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  41. CherylS22 says:

    RSS feed subscriber (Google Reader)
    FB fan of Shari's Berries (Cheryl S)
    I would choose to send the Two Full Dozen Giant Dipped Swizzled Berries

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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