Best Chocolate for Dipping Strawberries This Valentine’s Day

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are the height of romance. Honestly, I can hardly write this ranking without blushing. I mean, just think about when February 14th rolls around and all of the perverts who read this list are hand-feeding fruit draped in luxuriant chocolate to their lovers. But, hey, a job’s a job, and it’s my obligation to reveal the best chocolate for dipping strawberries, even if you guys are gross. 

I’d never made chocolate-dipped strawberries before this taste test. It’s really easy! And it’s really good. If you’re paying a premium for chocolate-dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements, stop doing that. Go to the grocery store and pick up some chocolate for dipping  instead. Then get your f*ck on! Here’s the best chocolate for strawberry dipping, ya freaks.

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best chocolate for dipping strawberries

Best Milky

Chocofolies Fondue au Chocolat

Belgian chocolate typically has a dark, bitter flavor profile, but this microwaveable cup of chocolate from Chocofolies (you can find it at World Market) is super sweet and creamy. There’s something highly nostalgic about the flavor—it’s kind of like the chocolate they use to make gelt or the better chocolate Easter bunnies. Once it’s been nuked for a few minutes, it’s extremely light and melty. This is the best dipping chocolate for strawberries if you want to eat it like chocolate fondue (versus chocolate-covered strawberries you’re going to put in the fridge to harden and eat later).

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best dark chocolate for dipping strawberries

Best Dark

Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers

Ripe strawberries pair so beautifully with the rich, bitterness of dark chocolate—you’re getting all revved up just thinking about it, aren’t ya? Okay, relax and pick up a bag of these Ghirardelli meltable chocolate wafers. If you’re not famils, let me assure you that Ghirardelli chocolate is extremely good for being as affordable and accessible as it is—it’s rich, flavorful, and tastes expensive even though it isn’t. In terms of convenience, I have to say I was partial to the melts that came in microwaveable cups. But Ghirardelli makes the best dark chocolate for dipping strawberries if you don’t mind dirtying a bowl. 

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best chocolate for dipping strawberries

Best of the Best

Baker’s Real Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate

My colleague Jordan Myrick says Baker’s was her family’s go-to for chocolate-covered strawberries. I can very much see why. Baker’s Dipping Chocolate is pretty much perfect. It’s like melted Hershey’s Kisses, but smoother. It’s so rich and thick that it really clings to a dunked strawberry. And it comes in a microwaveable cup—just throw it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, grab some ripe strawbs, and you have one of the tastiest (and low-effort) desserts imaginable. This is the best chocolate for dipping strawberries. Now go do some romance, perv! 

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Gwynedd Stuart

Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked’s managing editor, is an L.A.-based writer and editor who spends way, way too much time at the grocery store. She’s never met an Old El Paso taco or mozzarella stick she didn’t like.

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