My first review might as well be on one of the first food pins I ever pinned. I started Pinning last year during my husband's cancer treatments. There were many, many, many LONG days at the hospital and Pinterest was one of the ways I passed the time. I enjoy chocolate covered strawberries so when I saw this pin I said, "Hey, a new take - I need to give that a try".
This pin comes from pincookie.com and this is the description that went along with it:
"Inside out Chocolate filled strawberries! never thought to set them up in an egg carton while the chocolate dries! And another plus is you don't have to worry about the chocolate cracking off the outside when you bit into it!"
I started with strawberries, an egg carton, and my favorite chocolate chips (Kroger). The only "fancy" tool I had was the strawberry de-topper, or whatever it's called. A note on the egg carton - I washed mine, I have heard that raw eggs aren't what we should worry about as far as e-coli, it's what's on the actual egg shell. Who knows if that's true, but I didn't want to take the chance of any transfer onto the strawberries. I also cut the top/lid off of the carton.
I then thoroughly washed my strawberries and weeded out any not worthy of the task - there was only one.
I used my "fancy" tool to take off the stems and core them. I didn't cut the tops of the strawberries right off like the original pin showed, maybe they would have looked prettier.
I melted my chocolate chips in the microwave. I know they have special chocolate for these types of things, but I used what I had on hand, and I always have chocolate chips.
Then I filled up the strawberries using just a spoon - again nothing fancy.
Here is what they looked like once I got them all filled. Not as pretty as the pin, I know.
I let them sit in the fridge for 2 hours before I checked on them, they were definitely set at that point.
I wanted to dissect one, just because. I don't know what I thought I would see other than a solid chunk of chocolate, which there was.
Biting into one wasn't as great as biting into a regular chocolate covered strawberry. The solid chunk of chocolate was a bit hard to get through, but again, maybe if I used a chocolate made for this type of dessert it would have had a different result.
Overall, of course it was good - how could it not be? But I don't think I would do it again. I would rather just dip my strawberries in chocolate and call it a day. But if you are looking for something a little different or want to try a different take on the chocolate covered strawberry, go ahead and give it a go, it's easy enough and you can't go wrong with either chocolate or strawberries.
Have a Pintastic Day!