Kinda gross, right?
Don't worry,there's still hope. Wash 'em, chop 'em, toss them with some granlated sugar, and then get a little creative and give them a boost. I added just a couple tiny drops of cherry extract and vanilla to the berries, and then, knowing strawberries are often paired with balsamic vinegar, I added a couple tiny drops of that as well - figuring it would add a hint of depth to the berries (since they hadn't developed their full flavor in the sun).
A few hours of sitting in the fridge, given the occasional shake or stir, and the lackluster berries were a huge hit on angel food cake!
(Ok,the picture coud be brighter)
You could easily try different flavorings - almond extract might give a hint of marachino cherry, black pepper could be interesting, and I bet lemon and/or orange extract would be great!