A few months back I had the most delicious cantaloupe that I'd had in a couple years. Granted I don't eat cantaloupe very often, but I was out with friends and it was on one of the appetizer plates as a garnish fruit thing. Funny thing is, as I was eating it, I was amazed at how the flavor receptors on my tongue were going crazy. It was sweet, crisp, slightly crunchy, and oh so delicious.
Then I sat back and took a look at the cantaloupe and realized that it looked slightly under-ripe, and that in my former days, I would have thought it was bland, tasteless, cardboard with a little crunch. None of my friends tried any.
Our taste buds change. I think that our ability to taste and savor the delicate nuances of a raspberry, or orange, or apple, or whatever is extremely accentuated by a Primal type diet, and severely curtailed by a SAD diet.
So yeah, I'm not too surprised that your coworkers passed up your delicious strawberries. In my past I've done the same thing. Looked at fruit, sized it up to see if it would be bland, tasteless, cardboard, or if it was going to be overly ripe and sweet. Your coworkers probably looked at the fruit, and decided to go for that cookie instead.