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Old 02-08-2014, 04:26 PM   #11
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Neat ideas! A bag of mixed dried fruit isn't expensive, and might be fun to do, half-dipped in chocolate.

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Old 02-08-2014, 06:42 PM   #12
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Orange segments came to mind first.

To tell you the truth I can't think of any fruit that wouldn't go well with chocolate.

But I'm a chocoholic and you can discount my opinion because of that.

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Old 02-08-2014, 07:16 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by menumaker View Post
Can I suggest chocolate covered candied Ginger pieces and also nuts and raisins. If you can get marzipan ( or make your own almond paste that's good too.
Have you ever made your own almond paste? If you have, I would love instructions and tips.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:06 AM   #14
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Wow!!! Thank you all so much for the help! I am going to get some pears and bananas, my husband loves pears so he'll be happy too!
Thanks again!

To the person who asked what is available to me. I can get almost anything it's just the prices are nuts and or the fruit is bad. In the summer I can get strawberries for 2/$5 in the small clam shells, right now they're about $6 but no good. The pears are 2.99 a pound and horribly un-ripened but I get them and put them in a paper bag. Apples are 2.99 a pound, babas are the cheapest at $1.09 a pound so they work great too!
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:15 PM   #15
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I like chocolate covered apricots myself, especially the softer apricots. White chocolate works on apricots too. Apples might be good but I would be sure to cover all the unpeeled area of the apple, pineapple, completely covered bananas. Unless you work in a very small office, you probably should plan on a big pile of chocolate covered fruit.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #16
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Thank you all! My pears didn't ripen in time and strawberries went on sale for $3! So I went with a traditional chocolate covered strawberry and they were very well liked!

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