These Wish Farms Pink-a-boo Pineberries have been creating a stir on Costco pages around the country. I’m ready to take one for the team and give them a try!
What are Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberries
The pineberry seems to be a new type of GMO strawberry that just popped up. But in reality, it may be one of the oldest types of strawberries and is not GMO!
According to Natures Produce, this fruit is native to Chile and is the oldest known strawberries. Although, Japan ran with this berry and created a multitude of different white strawberries that are very common in their local markets. Often found at a significant price!
The pineberry looks like an under-ripe strawberry. It’s white with red seeds. When you bite into it, guess what…. It’s still white.
What do they cost
Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberries made a big splash this year and were sold in Costco.
They cost $5.99 for a 238-gram package at Costco in Alberta. A little pricey compared to regular strawberries.
If you are interested in growing them yourself, you can buy 3, 5” plants for $24.99 at bamboplants.ca.
How do they taste
I was really excited to try the pine berries because they were getting a lot of hype on YEG Costco Lovers, and they were constantly selling out. When I finally found them in stock, I grabbed them!
I brought those babies home and washed them up as quickly as possible! I even got my husband and son excited to try them. It was going to be glorious!
We all had our berries in hand and went in for our first bite. Wow, talk about underwhelming!
To me, they tasted like a slightly under-ripe strawberry. If you closed your eyes and used your imagination, you could make out a slight pineapple taste. I may go so far as to say it tasted more like a pear. They weren’t bad, but I expected a lot more for the price.
Would I buy Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberriesthem again
Maybe. I didn’t hate the Pink-a-boo pineberries. I enjoyed them as much as another strawberry mass-produced and sold at Costco. If I was making a special berry dish or chocolate-covered strawberries, I would toss a few of these in just to add interest.
If the price was the same as red strawberries, I would buy them more often. But with the current cost, I will save them for once in a blue moon.
Given the option, I would buy local, farm-fresh strawberries. Is there anything better?
What can I use them for
The pineberry can be used the same way you would a red strawberry.
- Chocolate covered strawberries
- Toss them in a muffin
- In a fruit salad
- Put them in a salad
- Make a pineberry margarita!
The best thing about these Wish Farms Pink-A-Boo Pineberries is that they gave me the desire to go to Chile! Have you tried the Pink-a-boo farms pineberry? What did you think?
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