With Valentine's Day less than a week away, the dash to dip, everything in chocolate that is, is on at area candy companies including Gertrude Hawk.
Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited one of the company's stores in Kingston for a behind the scenes look at the candy crunch.
Workers say Gertrude Hawk plans to individually dip 75,000 strawberries throughout its 60 locations across Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. This equates to about 16,000 pounds of chocolate.
When it comes to spending this Valentine's Day, the National Retail Federation says consumers aren't expected to dish out as much dough as last year.
Spending across the U.S. is expected to be down.
To see more on what's really selling, as well as people's spending habits this Valentine's Day season, head here!