Creating Dilettante Chocolate Covered Cherries is a craft we have mastered at Dilettante. Dilettante's Chocolatier family brought this candy making method to the Pacific Northwest many years ago introducing the dragee method of confections to the west coast. Whole dried cherries are liberally covered in two types of rich gourmet milk chocolate. At Dilettante, we use premium Northwest dried cherries and coat the fruit twice using milk chocolate containing 38.47% cacao and white chocolate.
Using the dragee (pronounced draw-jay) method of candy coating, dragee pans are special revolving kettles used to coat the premium cherries in Dilettante's gourmet chocolate blends. Revolving pans coat the chocolate cherry confections perfectly and evenly resulting in a luxurious confectionary treat. The candies are finished in a cherry red coating making these chocolate cherry candies both a feast for your eyes and your taste buds.
Buy these cherry chocolate treats in our attractive 8 oz gift boxes - perfect for teacher appreciation gifts, gift baskets, housewarming presents or birthday gifts. Don't forget to stash a box away for yourself! Any time you need an extraordinary break from the ordinary snack - try chocolate covered cherries from Dilettante.
Dragees are chocolate covered candy made in special revolving kettles. The term dragee is French in origins and describes the method in which we coat our dried fruits, nuts, and espresso beans. Dilettante chocolate covered dragee candies use fruits and nuts. Chocolate covered fruits and nuts are chocolate covered candy free from compound coating and only use the highest quality chocolate. These dragees are the chocolate connoisseur's ultimate snack.
Here at Dilettante, third-generation Master Chocolatier Dana Taylor Davenport uses master formulas that are selected from the notebooks of Dana's grandfather, Earl Remington Davenport and his great-uncle, Julius Rudolph Franzen, Master Chocolatier and Pastry Chef to the crowned heads of Europe.
Warm Weather Shipping Policy
Effective May - September for all perishable products
It is very important to us that you receive all of your products at the peak of their perfection. Many of our products are heat sensitive and need special care when shipped in warm weather. This is why during the warmer months of the year we implement our Warm Weather Shipping Policy.
Many of our products are perishable in temperatures above 80°F. To avoid spoilage due to high temperatures, we take special care of your order by chilling each package that may encounter warm temperatures. Your order is shipped with an icepack and special packaging to keep the product(s) at the perfect temperature during shipping.
This protective treatment lasts for only 48 hours under normal conditions. This means that in order for you to receive your perishable products in their best condition, we must restrict the total delivery time to no more than 48 hours. Therefore, if temperatures in your area exceed 80°F, Expedited Shipping must be selected as your shipping option to ensure your product arrives without melting.
All shipments originate from Kent, Washington. Please note that orders are not processed on Weekends or Holidays as our transportation partners are closed on those days. Orders subject to our Warm Weather Shipping Policy only ship Monday through Wednesday via our 2-day Expedited Shipping. Orders placed after 11am Wednesday through Sunday will be held for processing until the following Monday. When your order ships, you will receive an email with the transportation method and tracking number. Please use this information to estimate the delivery date.
Warm weather shipping rates are in effect May through September for all perishable chocolate and non-chocolate products; and may be extended beyond these months depending on location and weather.
Packages left outside in warm areas are likely to suffer heat damage. We strongly encourage all customers who are not at home to receive shipments to have their shipments delivered to a business address.
Questions? Please contact our Customer Service team at: 1-800-800-9490 Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm Pacific Standard Time.
Cherries in Premium Chocolate
There is nothing like them!!!
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The more you buy, the more you save with our "Mix and Match" quantity discounts. Discounts are automatically calculated for you in our shopping cart based upon the table below:
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Choose from several different items or combine case purchases for additional savings. Discounts only available for online purchases on a per order basis and exclude shipping costs.