Have you had the Costco Golden Berries before? Do you know what they are?
Have you ever had Golden Berries? Neither had I!
Before I started this blog I probably would not have bought golden berries, I may have seen them before but I never knew what they were or how they tasted. So just last week I picked up the container in the cold produce room and asked Sean if he had ever had them. Sean said “no, what even are those?” I said I had no idea but we were getting them.
So here I am telling you about golden berries. I had to do a little research for this one. I know what they taste like now but I had to find out what these things actually are. Apparently golden berries are not always easy to find in stores, they are grown mainly in South America and are part of the nightshade family. The thing that surprised me the most was how good these are supposed to be for you. Apparently they are a superfood and decrease inflammation, can prevent cancer and are good for infertility.
You’re wondering what these actually taste like. Due to their bright orange appearance I was expecting the taste to be sweet and tropical, like a mango or papaya. The berries had a sticky outside until I washed them and then they became quite slippery and smooth. The outside stickiness before washing is actually normal. I was definitely wrong to expect a super sweet tropical taste. These are tangy, tart and not overly sweet. Almost like a sweet and sour candy. I would say initially you taste a bit of citrus or a less than ripe pineapple taste and then the second taste you get is almost like a tomato. They are quite firm so if you like your blueberries or cherries firm you may appreciate these.
Cost wise they were 5.99 for a small container, which is quite expensive but is pretty comparable to the price of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. I used these in breakfast fruit bowls with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries and these golden berries did not mingle well with their other berry friend. These are not very sweet so I think they would be a perfect fancy addition to numerous salads. I’m thinking a quinoa, kale salad with a citrus vinaigrette and some toasted almonds.
I cannot say I loved these and for the cost I will probably stick to my go to other berries but I am happy to have tried them. If you appreciate super healthy, exotic fruit that is not as sweet you may really like these so I encourage you to try them.
Nutrition: 10/10 (these are a super- food and apparently are amazing for you)
Taste: 3/10 (sorry golden berries, I'm sticking to blueberries)
Convenience: 10/10 (wash and eat!)
Cost: 6/10 (these seem expensive but they are also apparently not easy to find so I took that into consideration, also they're around the same price as other berries)
What's your favourite berry? Have you had golden berries? that did you think?