I first encountered Berry Sweet Notes delectable creations from pictures on Facebook. At first I wasn’t sure if it was a local Grand Valley business but rest assured my friends it is!!!
I ordered a box of chocolate-covered berries for a client(see picture above) as well as tried some of the other treats offered (chocolate covered pretzels, raspberries etc..) and it was all amazing. The chocolate and berries are great quality and the presentation is unmatched. I highly recommend taking a minute to check this business out. I asked Renn the owner and operator of Berry Sweet Notes some questions about the business and how they got started and have included the answers below!!
“Berry Sweet Notes began as a simple passion for home entertaining and girls night treats. Fresh fruit, quality and fair trade chocolate became the staple ingredients necessary for beautiful and delicious platters served to friends and family.
In casual conversations, we were told many times that these gourmet strawberries should be shared with others but we really didn’t know there would be much interest so we just continued to serve them lightly at family get-togethers and as dessert for dinners at home.
We the owners and operators of Berry Sweet Notes (Renn Bidaisee & team) moved to Grand Valley exactly 2 years ago. Shortly after moving here our father was diagnosed with cancer and eventually saw his passing after a lengthy battle. As 2020 began we were very heavy-hearted but the one thing that really stood out to us now that we had gotten a chance to pay attention to it was our thoughtful and kind neighbours in Grand Valley.
As Covid19 hit and our community along with so many others around us shut down we wanted to do something when we were able to, to contribute to lifting up our surroundings and our community.
We began brainstorming various unique ways to send each other our well wishes and as birthday celebrations began to change from its usual forms we wanted the celebrations to still continue.
One of the biggest benefits of living in a town like Grand Valley is access to various farms and farmers markets. With the undeniable quality of our community and those surrounding provide, the idea and birth of Berry Sweet Notes began.
We offer gourmet quality chocolate covered strawberries and other dipped treats. Our boxes range from small (holding half a dozen), medium (holding a dozen) to large (group boxes that hold up to 32 strawberries or party boxes that can be customized with a mix of choices between chocolate fruit cups, dipped Oreos or other cookies of choice, dipped pretzels or coming soon in winter 2020…cakesicles!)
Our gourmet strawberries and dessert boxes are offered in classic style (milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate with drizzle), infused or can be customized with toppings such as sprinkles, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, 24k edible gold, Oreos, m&m’s, sweetened or unsweetened coconut etc., just to name a few.
We create chocolate lettering to include in our boxes for customizable messages such as Happy Birthday, Get Well Soon, Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, Thank You etc.
We offer pick up in Grand Valley or delivery at an extra charge. We hope to grow and serve our community while we expand our menu. We have been so humbled by the support of our local community in spreading the word and assisting us with entrepreneurship. We wish to highlight and celebrate the women of Grand Valley who have been nothing short of supportive, empowering and a true reflection of a close knit community!