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Valentine’s Day brings chocolate-dipped treats to Bay Ridge

February 14, 2014 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Love is a many-splendored thing. Especially when it involves chocolate – and strawberries.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a gift of the succulent heart-shaped berries (nice work, Mother Nature) coated in the best treat in the universe.

At Charles Arnone’s Bay Ridge shop Choc Oh Lot Plus, the strawberry-dipping is done on the Big Day itself, so the finished product will be super fresh. Cupid wouldn’t want it any other way.

“It’s a 35-year tradition,” said Arnone, whose Fifth Avenue shop has been in business since 1979.

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Charles Arnone, posing seen here with his mom Sandra, got 15 cases of berries for Cupid’s favorite day.
He got to his store at 6 a.m. Friday to do his dipping in the kitchen in the back of the shop.

Back in the kitchen, the berries are cooling before the box lids come down.

Heart-shaped berries in a heart-shaped box for $21.99.
“We go by the pound – but give a little bit extra,” Sandra said.

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