It is really important to WASH your strawberries before coating them in chocolate. A simple wipe down does not guarantee the dirt—yes, I said dirt!—has been removed.
#TipsByCandiedDecor—Cleansing strawberries 101:
1. Soak them in water. I suggest using a large bowl that has been pre-filled with cool water. The water pressure may damage your strawberries so you do not want to directly aim at them. * You may mix a little vinegar to create a solution to further remove pesticides. Once you place them in the bowl or sanitized sink, gently move them around to remove excess dirt and debris. Suggested soak time is 5-10mins depending on how many strawberries are being cleansed at once. I typically soak 5 dozen at a time.
2. Drain the water. You will notice particles from your strawberries and dirt at the bottom on the bowl—Yuck!
3. Quick rinse. Place the strawberries back in the pre-filled bowl of fresh cool water. Again, mix them around and drain the water.
4. Pat them dry. I use a paper towel to dry immediately after removing them from the water. Too much water for your strawberries will cause them to go bad sooner.
5. Leave at room temperature. Comfortable room temperature is about 70 degrees—1 hour minimum for your strawberries to adjust. This will allow the chill to be removed and prep for a perfect dip! 🍓✨ #tipsbycandieddecor #candieddecor #fruit #strawberries #chocolatecoveredstrawberries #desserts #cakepops #candybuffet #candytables