Strasberries: not a typo

Today, I went grocery shopping. I wandered over to the berry section, as per usual, and was greeted by something I’ve never seen before: strasberries.

strasberries, by me

Apparently they’re a new fruit, a hybrid berry from strawberries and raspberries. How can you get any better than that?

They taste quite like really sweet strawberries, but they’re smaller and a bit more airy - the texture is really unique. It’s light like a raspberry but without the gritty raspberry seeds. If you find them, try them! For anyone in the UK… they’re on sale at Waitrose* this week!

*The author of this blog would fully consider any offers of sponsorship from Waitrose, in the form of lots of money or, you know, free groceries.

8 Comments

  • By Eleni, April 16, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    Ooh, that sounds yummy. I want to try them! Of course, here in Hawaii they’d probably be like $8 a pound.

    Think they’d be good in a pie? Strasberry rhubarb?

  • By Wangari M., April 16, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

    They sound amazing. Not sure if I can find them in Norway but I will go looking

  • By Hezabelle, April 16, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    They would definitely make great pie, Eleni! Mmm strasberry rhubarb!

  • By S.I.F., April 17, 2010 @ 7:07 am

    Those look delicious!!

  • By Amber from Girl with the Red Hair, April 17, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    Wow - those sound really interesting. I wish they had them in Canada!! I love strawberries AND raspberries so I’m sure I would like those too :D

  • By Devon, April 17, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    OOoh I AM in the UK this week!
    Will look out for them:)

  • By Rachel Cotterill, April 17, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Do you think they wanted to have them ready for April Fool’s Day…? Sounds pretty tasty! :)

  • By Ann, April 19, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    Wow, these are something to def watch out for!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Really love yours since it’s tough to come across well pictured travel blogs :)

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