Wyman’s Frozen Wild Blueberries

Disclaimer: I received a coupon for a free product sample of frozen wild blueberries from Wyman’s of MaineI was not compensated in any other way for this review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Well, the summer is rapidly dwindling, and with it, the supply of fresh produce.  Here in Massachusetts, an exceptionally brutal winter has been followed by an unusually cool summer.  I can’t be alone in noticing the impact this has had on this years produce.  It definitely seems less sweet and succulent than usual.

Our blueberries in particular were pretty tart this year even while in season, and now that season is all but over.  Fortunately, I have a great stash of frozen blues to see me through!

You may have noticed Wyman’s frozen wild blueberries in your store’s freezer section before (they come in a dark blue packet-style bag).  If you’ve never tried them, I can tell you they are distinctly different from your everyday frozen blueberries.

For one, they are much smaller. Check them out in proportion to the other ingredients of this smoothie-to-be:
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They also pack a lot of berry flavor into that little shape!  I frequently use blueberries as a smoothie ingredient but often find that, once blended, the only indication that they were even there is the purple hue of the finished product.  Not so with Wyman’s wild blueberries.  You can definitely taste as well as see them in the end result.
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In addition to smoothies, they are fantastic stirred into oatmeal:
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Added to pancakes:
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Or baked into muffins:
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I used Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Mini Muffins and simply subbed tiny Wyman’s blueberries for the mini chocolate chips 🙂

Overall, I love these little berries and they’ve been a huge help in getting me through this summer’s mediocre harvest.  If you spot these in your grocery store, be sure to snatch them up!

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