Stahlbush Island Farms Marion Blackberries
283 grams for HK$49, City'super
Named after a county in Oregon, the deep-hued Marion blackberries are typically harvested in July and August. This variety is flash frozen straight from the field and said to be just as nutritious as fresh berries so you can enjoy them year-round.
Verdict: convenient, but when thawed, they lose the firmness, sweetness and juiciness of the fresh variety.
Creative Gourmet Fresh Frozen Pitted Cherries
300 grams for HK$68, City'super
After the disappointment of the first two brands, I didn't have high hopes for these. Surprisingly, they turned out to be fantastic. Like eating a frozen fruit sorbet, only guilt-free.
Verdict: delicious eaten frozen straight from the box, they are meaty, sweet and refreshing.
Cascadian Farm Organic Red Raspberries
284 grams for HK$55, City'super
One of the advantages of frozen berries is that they can be blitzed into a cool smoothie. The packaging for this brand, which hails from a home farm in Rockport, Washington state, has a recipe for sparkling raspberry-lemonade slush.
Verdict: similar to the blackberries, these are limp and tart - and not very appetising - when thawed.