As if traditional chocolate-covered strawberries were not decadent enough, enter Drizzle N Dip. This Yonkers-based online company from the owners of Iconic Lash Lounge and Chubby Cakes proffers colossal strawberries — imported weekly from California. Dipped in chocolate, they are decorated with over-the-top garnishes and fillings, like edible glitter, toasted marshmallows, and Oreo cream.
After COVID-19 forced husband-wife duo Nick and Sandra Guarriello to shutter their doors of Iconic Lash Lounge in Yorktown Heights, the two — not ones to sit idle — came up with the idea to sell gift boxes of decadent berries as a new business idea. Sandra was looking online for a recipe for a birthday cake to make for her niece when she came across a recipe for Nutella-stuffed strawberries. Wishing she could pick them up locally, she realized there weren’t any bakeries or shops she could order them from.
She says, “After that, I began thinking if there’s nowhere nearby that offers these delicious berries, why don’t we offer them? I immediately ran the idea by Nick and my sister-in-law, Emmy [Caminero].”Caminero, a home baker, is the owner of Chubby Cakes, an online cookies, cupcakes, and sweets business.
The three brainstormed flavors for Drizzle N Dip, thinking if Nutella complemented strawberries, then Oreo cream or s’mores flavors might work too. On the menu: Glamberry, dipped in white chocolate dusted with pink crystal glitter; BamBam-Berry, dipped in white chocolate and coated with Fruity Pebble cereal; Holy Cannoli, stuffed with cannoli cream filling, dipped in milk chocolate, and rolled in mini chocolate chips.
Our personal favorite: Cookies N Milk, dipped in white chocolate, topped with Oreo cookie, and filled with Oreo cream. Signature berries are available in half dozen orders for $35 and a dozen for $65. Creating a level of exclusivity, a secret menu is available after you purchase five orders. Sneak peek: Snickers Berry.
Already all entrepreneurs, the three were uniquely poised for the new venture —which they opened during the height of the pandemic in mid May — with Emmy’s culinary background, Nick’s marketing expertise honed by his experience for Iconic, and Sandra’s meticulous attention to detail.
“We were a bit nervous at the beginning that COVID would make customers nervous to purchase. We’ve really taken precautions to ensure clients’ safety when picking up their orders, including wearing face masks and gloves at pickup and sanitizing all work spaces while prepping our orders,” Emmy explains.
After receiving notable support on social media, they are working towards expanding the month-old business. Nick shares, “We honestly didn’t expect Drizzle N Dip to take off like it did. We are extremely excited to see what the future has in store.” While they are currently taking pre-orders online and offering delivery and pickup at two locations: in Yonkers and Yorktown Heights, the three are working towards opening a brick and mortar location.