Tuscaloosa News: Tuscaloosa’s Peterbrooke prepares for Valentine’s, expecting heavy…

Staff at Peterbrooke Chocolatier will arrive at 4 a.m. Thursday, with doors opening at 10 a.m. for the Valentine’s Day crowd. [Staff photo/Mark Hughes Cobb]

When Valentine’s Day comes, lines will bend around Peterbrooke Chocolatier in Tuscaloosa according to a story in the Tuscaloosa News.

Staff will be in by 4 a.m., warming up the chocolate-tempering machines, creating the mixture right for hand-dipping. Chocolate-covered strawberries, the most popular options for Valentine’s Day, get made every morning; they won’t sell them even a day old.

On Valentine’s Day, strawberries remain the hottest item. Peterbrooke thrives on seasons — Christmas, Easter, football — but mid-February builds up faster over a smaller number of days. On an average week, they’ll move out about 150 hand-dipped strawberries; this week, that number will rise into thousands.

To read the full article in the Tuscaloosa News, click HERE

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