So, they strategically place a few of the little bakery shortcakes along side the berries and I gave in. However, I like strawberries on mine and the fresh strawberries looked horrible. So, I saw these Polar Brand fruits in a jar on sale for $1 each and decided to give them a try:
They are definitely not anywhere as good as the real thing, but a decent alternative if you want some strawberry shortcake in January. It's packed in light syrup, so it's healthier that the frozen variety that is packed in a sugary sauce. Tried the blackberries, too. You may need to sprinkle a little sugar on top...or add a dollop of Cool Whip on top to finish it off.