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Say it with fruit instead of traditional flowers

By Susan Tallant/editor-in-chief

Need a delicious idea for the mom who has everything? Treat her to a gorgeous array of fruit, bouquet style, from Edible® Arrangements.

Imagine the look on mom’s face when she sets her eyes on a Berry Chocolate Bouquet ™, a mouthwatering arrangement filled with strawberries (some dipped in chocolate), pineapple daisies, cantaloupes and grapes (five sizes from $65-$200).

From an elegant box of gourmet dipped strawberries or apple wedges ($15-$39) to a grand bouquet of festive fruits in the Delicious Party™ ($85-$200), bouquets at Edible® Arrangements can suit any size party or budget.

To indulge mom all year, pitch in with siblings and buy her a treat every month. The Bouquet of the Month Club is offered with a minimum of three months delivery (prices begin at $173 for three months, $355 for six and $776 for the entire year).

Add-ons such as bears, balloons and chocolate dipping sauce are also available for any order.

The franchise, born in Connecticut, was launched in 1999. Now there are 703 stores open or coming soon. The baskets are made to order and are perfect for any occasion. All ingredients are natural, and no preservatives or sweeteners are used.

“ Delicious Celebration™ is a good gift idea for students,” Teresa Lister, owner of the central Fort Worth location, said. The design (starting at $45) is filled with pineapple stars and daisies, strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe and honeydew.

Lister had not heard of Edible® Arrangements until her daughter began raving about the baskets after enjoying them at work.

“ I opened the franchise in January,” Lister said. “My daughter talked me into this.”

Business is booming so orders need to be called in at least one week ahead of time for Mother’s Day,
Lister said. Orders can be either picked up or delivered.

Melissa Gardner is a frequent visitor to Lister’s store.

“ I order from Edible Arrangements all the time,” she said. “The arrangements make ideal presents for all occasions. I’m sure my mother will love the arrangements I’ve selected for Mother’s Day.”

Lister’s store is located at 2600 W. Seventh St., Suite 142, in Fort Worth. Call 817-882-8029 for more information or to place an order.

For complete list of Edible® Arrangements prices and pictures, log on to the Web site at

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