wow, i had no idea candy melts were such a faux pas!
i appreciate all the comments and feedback. i actually really like the candy melts and like them with the strawberries. i didn't realize people expected better. i have a huge bag of nestle chocolate chips and one of ghirardelli bittersweet chips, maybe i will try those, at least. or search around for better chocolate.
i am not a chocolate conoseur by any means. give me a plain ol' hershey bar anyday!
i will try something different and see what happens. thanks everyone!