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Malley's Chocolates won't sell chocolate-covered strawberries for Valentine's Day

The chocolatier cites 'wet growing seasons' as the cause for inability to provide the popular treat.

OHIO, USA — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above originally aired on October 28, 2020. 

If you were hoping to express your love with chocolate-covered strawberries from Malley's Chocolates this Valentine's Day, you'll have to think again.

On Wednesday, the locally-owned chocolatier announced that due to "wet growing seasons" in both California and Florida, the strawberries produced did not meet its "strict quality control standards" and left them unable to produce the popular treat ahead of the holiday. 

"We want quality, we want customers for life. My grandfather always said make a product like you’re making it for yourself and I wouldn’t want the strawberries we were seeing," Dan Malley told 3News. 

But all is not lost, the company is providing an alternative--grapes! 

"Though disappointing, we hope you will enjoy our fresh fruit offering of red seedless grapes covered in milk chocolate, which we have made in abundance to meet demand," the company wrote on Facebook. 

The grapes are now available for purchase. 

Malley's Chocolates has been serving the Northeast Ohio community since 1935. The have more than 20 locations throughout the region.