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Frozen berries

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 March, 2012, 12:00am
 

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.

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