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Chocolate-Covered Strawberries: Fun Food Facts

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Learn some fun facts about our favorite Valentine’s Day treat: chocolate-covered strawberries!

Chocolate-covered strawberries never go out of style. These delicious morsels combine strawberries’ sweet, juicy taste with rich, smooth chocolate for an irresistible experience. Chocolate-covered strawberries are often enjoyed on Valentine’s Day, as they make a lovely and decadent dessert. At Wockenfuss Candies, you can order one of our limited quantities of fresh chocolate-covered strawberries for in-store pickup on February 13 and 14. While you enjoy these treats, consider their unique qualities. 

The History of These Treats Go Back Centuries

Chocolate-covered strawberries may feel modern, but they have a lengthy history. Archaeologists have found evidence that ancient Mesoamerican civilizations consumed chocolate-dipped berries as far back as the 14th century. The Aztecs didn’t have strawberries, so they used cacao to coat locally-grown fruits like cherries and plums. Humans have always craved that delicious combination of chocolate and fresh fruit. 

Modern Versions Were Popularized in the 1860s

Chocolate-covered strawberries, closer to the ones we know today, were popularized first in the 1860s. This is when fresh berries became more available year-round thanks to new refrigeration technologies. Confectioners started experimenting by dipping their abundant fresh strawberries in melted chocolate, creating a new dessert craze we still can’t get enough of. 

Strawberries and Chocolate Are Romantic Desserts

Throughout history, cultures worldwide have revered chocolate, strawberries, and their combination as natural aphrodisiacs that can help set the mood for romance. This has helped people associate indulgent chocolate-covered strawberries with love and sensuality, making them a popular Valentine’s Day gift

They’re Loaded with Nutrients

Beyond their being a tasty sweet treat, chocolate-covered strawberries also pack a ton of surprising health benefits. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, folate, and antioxidants. When you pair these berries with dark chocolate, you get additional benefits from cocoa flavanols and other compounds shown to be good for your heart and circulation. In moderation. 

Freshness is Vital 

Since strawberries have a short shelf life, freshness is vital when making these chocolate-dipped treats. At Wockenfuss Candies, our chocolate-covered strawberries are prepared fresh for Valentine’s Day pickup, which is why we receive orders before the holiday. This allows us to have the fresh strawberries we need and allows you to enjoy freshly dipped strawberries, rather than ones frozen or stored beforehand. 

Store Your Strawberries Carefully 

Your chocolate-covered strawberries require careful storage to maintain their freshness and flavor. If you have any leftover treats, refrigerate them in an airtight container. Never store them at room temperature or in humid conditions, which can lead to mushy berries and sweaty chocolate.

They Are Beautiful Gifts to Give and Receive 

Besides being delicious, chocolate-covered strawberries are loved for their visual appeal. The vibrant red of the berries, mixed with the rich and decorative swirls of chocolate, make a gorgeous presentation. This photogenic quality makes dipped chocolate berries a top choice for Valentine’s Day

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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