About a week ago while doing my usual browsing of the fruit and vegetable isle at a local Sam's Club, I stopped when I noticed clam-shells of small green/reddish colored berries all packed up. Normally this is the outer isle area where I snatch up a large clam shell full of blueberries.
Coming closer to these odd looking berries, I finally got a glimpse at
what they were called. Kiwi Berries, by Hurst's Berry Farm.
Naturally I was very intrigued, and wondered if they were just some
interesting gimmick. Would they taste like kiwi, or would they be some
disgusting tropical berry that I couldn't stand. By the looks of the
berries cut in half on the clam shell and the shelf ad, it seemed that
these were mini kiwi's, right down to the green fleshy inside, and small
black seeds lined up precisely inside of the flesh giving it the
appearance that these berries were, indeed mini kiwi.
According to the package, you could even eat the skin, no need to peel off the outer layer.
I grabbed one of the packages, and yes, I granted myself a taste test.
No matter though, I ended up buying that clam shell full of kiwi
berries, along with 3 more packages. That was seriously how delicious
they were, and I was excited to get these home to have others in my
family give them a try.
The Kiwi Berries tastes just like kiwi, to the tee. However in my
opinion, they tasted better, because they were a little sweeter than an
average kiwi, and I did not have to peel them. They made for the perfect
little healthy snack that did not involve peeling of messy fuzz like
I planned on using the other packages in a large fruit salad for an
upcoming birthday party, and I was not shocked with how impressed and
intrigued guests were with the micro sized kiwi berries.
These little guys are a hit. They make for a fun, fast and delicious
healthy snack while even on the go, and they make for interesting
additions to a standard fruit salad.
These berries however are limited, and may still be available at local
Sam's Club stores, so definitely check them out, as they only hit
stores once a year.