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Old 07-28-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Am I the only one on this planet that thinks Blueberries don't have any taste?
DH went blueberry picking on Sat and I took the pup for her walk at the park. Didn't have time to do both together. So when I went to pick him up he had this huge bag (it's just the 2 of us) and I had a few and said once again as I've said for the past 5 years or so, "These don't taste like anything at all."

He just looks at me like I have a deer on my head and says, "Yes they do!" Am I just weird or did I lose my blueberry taste buds? Yes, I am weird, but is this normal? You know how a strawberry tastes like a strawberry and a raspberry tastes like a raspberry and a grape like a grape, but a blueberry, well, it has no taste to me.

Am I the only one?
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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I find that blueberries don't have the same taste as "blueberry-flavored" stuff, but if they're ripe, they're sweet, at least.

ETA - Grape flavored stuff doesn't taste like grapes, either. They taste purple, not grapey.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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I only managed to get a few blueberries before the plants died but they had taste. I guess I don't think much of blueberry flavor because I can't place the flavor of blueberry yogurt even though I've had it a lot.

I've only had hybrid raspberries taste like raspberry, wild ones are bland. I've never had a grape that tasted like grape.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:02 PM   #4
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Buleberries are yummy !

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Old 07-28-2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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In all fairness, I think it depends upon the blueberry. I've had some that left me unamused.
There's a place by us that is somewhat like a co-op, they have the absolute best blueberries (sweet, flavorful, juicy) and we've gotten ten pounds of them from there over the past two months, we've eaten over five pounds already. I'm afraid of turning into Violet Beauregard!
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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I agree with Stitchwitch. Very good blueberries are delicious and I can never find enough things to put them in or on. However, bad blueberries or blueberries that aren't ripe enough can be rather bland and somewhat mealy. I usually have to go to the Central Market or Whole Foods to get really good ones.

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Old 07-28-2008, 06:56 PM   #7
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I don't really like blue berries. I've never thought they were very sweet, and I suppose the description of lacking taste is almost right. But perhaps I have never had really good ones.

Actually I don't really like strawberries unless they are very ripe and sweet and then I only eat 1 or 2 and then in a fruit salad or something, not by itself and I much prefer them all sugared up.
I think raspberries are too tart.
I think blackberries are tart too but not as bad as raspberries.
So Actually I don't like berries much at all--why??? I did not grow up in the Willamette valley where I now live which is bursting with berries. My parents did not feed us fresh berries. I've alway looked upon berries with suspicion. I didn't eat jam growing up either and while I occasionally have it with certain things I am a bit mistrustful of that too, though I can't say I dislike it.

My daughter loves all kinds on berries as does my husband, but my son is suspicious of berries too.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:14 PM   #8
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I remember my great grandma and I always ate blueberries with sugar, it gave them a lot more flavor. Just like stick the blueberry on a toothpick and roll it around in a little sugar! Yum
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They have flavor when you put them in pancakes, muffins, or pie!
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I agree with everyone else who said it depends on how ripe they are and the better they taste. I'm thinking that I want to make some blueberry muffins or pie now with all this blueberry talk!
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