I opted to make a Valentine treat this year rather than buy one. It seems that chocolate covered strawberries have become almost as popular as roses for Valentine's Day. This popularity has caused a rise in price as well. While at the grocery store earlier this week, I was looking at the strawberries on sale for $2/pound. I asked W if he would like some for Valentines. He then mentioned that a co-worker ordered some chocolate covered strawberries locally as a gift for his wife. The cost was $6 per strawberry!
I am sure the seller chose large and perfect strawberries and offered a lovely presentation. I am certain it would not have been impressive enough for me to pay that amount though. The ones I have here cost me $1.50 to make. That is the cost of the strawberries and the chocolate. I only used half of the pound of strawberries I purchased and just a bit of chocolate that I already had on hand.
I am quite happy with my Valentine's Day on a budget!