Wow, the chocolate dipped strawberries are a guilt free chocolate indulgence in itself. Why guilt free? For starters you have a fruit tucked right underneath that cocoa goodness. That should unleash the guilt in the first place. Furthermore, chocolate dipped strawberries in Sydney now include dark chocolate, as well as the original milk chocolate varieties. What about almonds, coconut and pistachio? Agreed, these nutty combinations can also be found on some chocolate dipped strawberries in Sydney at fairly good prices too.
On that note, where is the cheapest? Great question. On this, yours truly has found a supermarket in Paddington, IGA on Oxford Street that sells some tasty chocolate dipped strawberries for $2 each, and its self serve too. They taste slightly chilled, and sometimes they come in a cupcake holder with self serve tissues. There is only one kind, yet $2 for one is really good value, considering others at healthy takeaway shops can cost anywhere from $4 each, and upwards slightly. Even better, come to this Paddington supermarket after 5pm on a Saturday, and each chocolate dipped strawberry is reduced to $1, yet they still taste the way they should taste. If you want to be more economical, and you won't (ideally) eat them all at once, then buy half a dozen pre-wrapped for only $5. Mathematically, each chocolate dipped strawberry will only cost you 85 cents each in that case.
Otherwise, for something a little more indulgent, then the different varieties of chocolate dipped strawberries at David Jones Foodhall on Market Street in the city is a good choice. Each chocolate dipped strawberry here is $3 a pop, or two for $5 sometimes, in the latter case $2.50 each. Sometimes you can buy half a dozen for $14. However, look out for a sign at the beautifully presented display that says half a dozen are $9.90. Mathematically again, you're looking at $1.65 per chocolate dipped strawberry in that case. On Valentine's Day, look out for the pink chocolate dipped strawberries.
Look out for the pink ones on Valentine's Day here
Have you come across any other places that sell cheap, quality chocolate dipped strawberries within the price range of $1-3 or less? Would love to hear about it. Please share your local knowledge so the entire Sydney community on WeekendNotes can benefit.