A picture is worth a thousand words. I am very particular about my Chocolate Covered Strawberries. In fact, you could call me the Strawberry Nazi. I will actually turn down a sale if I think my strawberries are going to be eaten incorrectly. The correct way to eat a chocolate covered strawberry is to eat it the day we dip it. I question, no I interrogate each customer before they order strawberries to make sure they are going to eat it, or the recipient of their gift will eat them the day they are dipped. If not, then no strawberries for you!
Look at the picture on the left. The strawberries were freshly dipped, succulent delectible specimens and the chocolate is crisp and glossy and perfect. The ones on the right were 24 hours old. The stems of the strawberries are no longer bright green, the strawberries are mushy, the chocolate is separating from the berry, and they have started to sweat. Not an attractive quality in a confection. I’m not trying to be mean when I say you cannot have strawberries today if you plan to serve them tomorrow. Just looking out for you. If you have any doubt that I have your best interest at heart, look at the photos above.