Reply
Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,809
Registered: ‎05-23-2010

Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

Has anyone tried wild blueberries? I love blueberries, but I hate having to sweeten them. I read that the wild type are sweeter. Any opinions?

Honored Contributor
Posts: 16,926
Registered: ‎03-14-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

The wild ones are the teeny weeny ones, right?

I prefer the larger ones so I just sweeten them.

~ It helps if you imagine Auto Correct as a tiny little faerie in your phone who's trying so hard to be helpful, but is in fact quite drunk. ~
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,200
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

I eat blueberries every morning. I never sweeten them. I think the wild ones are generally smaller, and perhaps more of a blueberry flavor, (but I know that doesn't sound as though it makes sense), but not necessarily sweeter.

The blueberry I do not care for at all are those rabbit ones, where they are very seedy/grainy.

But what I found out is the plumper the blueberry, the better/the sweeter.

Good blueberries come from northeast, from California and from Chile.

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,973
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

I use the organic, frozen blueberries and strawberries from Aldi's. They are very good, I use them in my smoothies, in salads, and in yogurt. I put them in my tomato-based soups instead of sugar.

Super Contributor
Posts: 431
Registered: ‎07-19-2013

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

When I was a girl, we picked wild blueberries in the woods near grandma's house. I remember them being small, but bursting with flavor. But it's been so many years that I can't make an accurate comparison any more. If you get a chance to try wild ones, go for it, if only for fun!

Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,862
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

The wild ones are said to contain more healthy goodness, but the larger domesticated ones taste much better IMO.
Honored Contributor
Posts: 14,930
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

Blueberries are heavily sprayed with pesticides. I buy Trader Joe's organic ones so I don't have to wash them after I take them out of the bag.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,164
Registered: ‎08-20-2012

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

Wild Blueberries are smaller and as previously mentioned more Blueberry-y but not sweeter at all. Cultivated blueberries are generally bred to be larger and sweeter than wild type. If you want sweet out of hand go for cultivated. If you're looking for health go for the wild.

Valued Contributor
Posts: 942
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

I too eat them everyday and do not sweeten, but I put them on food that is sweet, like cereal, oatmeal or yogurt.

Super Contributor
Posts: 355
Registered: ‎02-21-2012

Re: Wild Blueberries Versus Regular, Which Tastes Better?

IMO blueberries from Hammonton Nj are the best tasting. I have had Maine berries and they are wild and very tiny. Hammonton are big, juicy and so tasteful. Unfortunately they are only available in late June/July. I buy them when available and freeze for the rest of the year for baking or for cereal. Just thinking about them makes me hunger for them. I never make it home from my shopping trip , after buying them, without opening the container in the car and enjoying them.