Pastel Chocolate Strawberries
Our pastel chocolate strawberries will rapidly earn a permanent place in your pantry with their divine blend of sweet savors. Each mouthwatering bite is composed of whole strawberries that have been coated in a lavish milk chocolate; this classic confection is then covered in a secondary couverture with a vibrant strawberry color. This bright appearance coupled with the compelling taste of the pastel candies make them ideal for weddings and other special occasions.
These mouthwatering treats make great gifts for loved ones, and the strawberry center makes them a healthier alternative to standard candies and chocolates. Each succulent bite contains an abundance of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients, the health benefits of which you can learn more about through our handy Health Tips section below. In addition to the nutritive value each candy provides, their exceptional flavor offers an incomparable delight.
When searching for the perfect treat, our pastel chocolate strawberries surpass all expectations, so get your bag of these luscious confections today!
Specific heart-healthy nutrients in strawberries include vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folate. In addition, strawberries contain antioxidant phytochemicals such as ellagic acid, quercetin, kaempferol and phenolic acid - members of a family of compounds called flavonoids that are being studied for their potential benefits in human health.
When moms are planning to have children, strawberries provide needed nutrients. Eight medium strawberries provide 30 ?g of folate per cup of sliced fruit. Folate has been shown to reduce the chance of fetal neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida.
Eight medium strawberries provide 96 milligrams of vitamin C or 160 percent of the recommended daily intake. That’s more vitamin C than one medium orange! Vitamin C keeps kids’ teeth and gums healthy, aids in healing cuts and scrapes, and helps the body resist infection. It’s also a potent antioxidant that has been associated with reduced risk of certain kinds of cancer.
One cup of strawberries contains 4 grams of dietary fiber. A diet high in fiber can have benefits throughout life. Dietary fiber has well-known health benefits such as lowering blood cholesterol and promoting a healthy digestive system. This in turn may decrease the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Strawberries have only 50 calories per serving and no cholesterol or saturated fats, making them a great healthy snack or addition to any meal.
Vitamin C: Analyses of the first, second, and third National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES-I, NHANES-II and NHANES-III) correlated higher vitamin C intakes with lower death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD), lower prevalence of CVD, and reduced risk of angina. Strawberries provide 94 mg of vitamin C per cup of sliced fruit–more than 150% of the Daily Value.
Folate reduces serum levels of homocysteine, a substance that has been observed to be an independent risk factor for CVD. Even a very small elevation of homocysteine is estimated to increase CVD risk by 60% in men and 50% in women. Strawberries provide about 30 ?g of folate per cup of sliced fruit.
Dietary fiber - both soluble and insoluble - is considered by the American Heart Association to be important for heart health. Epidemiological studies have reported that people who eat higher amounts of total fiber have lower risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Antioxidants reduce the oxidation of LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol, one of the critical steps in the development of CVD. Science has demonstrated that oxidation of LDL greatly accelerates several steps in the process of atherosclerosis, the build-up of fatty lesions or “plaque” on artery walls. A recent study showed that a highly concentrated strawberry extract inhibited oxidation of human LDL by as much as 86%.
Certain flavonoids that occur in strawberries, including quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanins, have been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation, an abnormal “clumping” of the blood particles responsible for clotting. These flavonoids appear to slow the clotting process, thereby decreasing the tendency to form thrombi and reducing the risk of stroke.
Ratings & Reviews
Bought these for 16 year old boy who loves strawberries Loves them They are amazingTina, New Kensington, PA
DeliciousJodi, Ogden, UT
disappointed at the lack of strawberry flavor in these. taste predominately of pastel coating chocolate, which is not really chocolate. the actual milk chocolate was undetectable. the coating chocolate makes them too sweet.Leilani, Wethersfield, CT
More like chocolate covered gumdrops way to sweet for me some people like them.Larry, Great Falls, MT
Whole dried strawberries, chocolate (sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, whole milk powder, reduced mineral why, non-fat dry milk, monoglycerides, artificial flavor, fd&c red 40 lake), pure milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, milk solids, soy lecithin, vanillin), citric acid, gum arabic, confectioner's glaze Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 40g (~1.4 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||70|
Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
Approximately 45 pieces per pound.
Country of origin: United States