Favorite Things Thursday

I love when I find a good food product, like a really good food product.
A couple of years ago, I was desperate for blueberry pancakes, but blueberry season was over. I wasn’t going to pay $6 for a tiny 1/2 pint of tasteless blueberries. As I strolled down the frozen veggie/fruit section, I saw a new product in my store (those always catch my eye).

So I picked up the blue bag of blueberries and brought them home. Not having much hope for them, as I am not a big fan of frozen fruit, I threw them into my pancake batter.

The strangest thing happened when I bit into my first bite. I was instantly transported back to a trip to Cape Cod when I was a little girl. I am serious. One bite and all the memories flooded back. I remember picking blueberries off of wild blueberry bushes and literally eating them till we were blue in the face.
The minute I was done shoving my face with delicious blueberry pancakes, I looked up the company online and wrote them a letter. I gushed about how amazing I thought their blueberries were and them memories they evoked. The wrote a very nice note back and told me that they get letters often get those same types of letters!

So my Favorite Things for Favorite Things Thursday this week is obviously these delightful wild blueberries from Wyman’s
Blueberries for banana bread

***Remember Favorite Things Thursdays are NOT sponsored posts. Just things I love***

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Comments

  1. 1

    I use frozen fruit sometimes too. Like you said, the out of season berries and some fruits just don’t taste that good. Frozen is the way to go when you just gotta have it!

  2. 2

    Wyman’s is my fav, too! I use them in my morning smoothies. So fresh, not frozen tasting at all!

  3. 3

    LOVE frozen berries, especially for smoothies. You don’t have to use as much ice , in turn it isn’t so watered down :) I will have to check for this brand!

  4. 4

    Yay! I won!!
    I LOVE blueberries! I will look for these at the store.

  5. 5

    Considering I am from Maine, I totally agree if wild blueberries are not in season then Wyman’s frozen are the way to go. I usually try to pick or buy fresh picked wild blueberries when in season then I freeze them Makes for a great winter breakfast of blueberry pancakes, muffins or baled blueberry french toast. Thanks for sharing

  6. 6

    I love frozen blueberries! I’m adamant about only buying blueberries when they’re in season.

  7. 7

    Yes! These are my favorite! They’re even better frozen and on top of vanilla ice cream

  8. 8

    I will be looking for a bag of these this week.

  9. 9

    Well, you got me soul sister!! Haven’t had these, in fact, I’ve nevert seen them! I’ll have to check & see if we get them here in Southern CA. I LOVE blueberry pancakes & blueberry muffins so I hope I can find them :)

  10. 11

    I always buy Wyman’s frozen fruit to make my smoothies and fruit and yogurt parfaits. Not only are their blueberries good but so is their frozen strawberries and raspberries!

  11. 12

    Do you add them frozen? I always use fresh fruit and hate that I have to wait until they are in season but I’ve never used frozen so do I need to thaw them first before adding them to pancakes or muffins?

    • 13

      Great Question Andrea.
      They are tiny blueberries, so you could add them frozen to the pancake batter and I think they would cook just fine. However they do thaw quickly!

      • 14

        I found some and made blueberry muffins. They turned out great. Thanks for the tip. When you get a chance check out my blog and see how they came out.