Proudly presenting, for the berry connoisseur who has tried them all: tayberries.
Yes, that’s right,
They’re very similar to raspberries, with a few subtle but important differences:
-they’re not hollow inside.
-the shape is a bit longer and skinnier
-the flavor is similar to a raspberry, but more tart or sour maybe (but not in a bad way), and also a bit stronger. Their taste is a bit more potent, although not dramatically so.
For comparison, here is a bunch of raspberries (left) next to the tayberries (right).
Basically it’s like a raspberry variant, which still has the seeds that get stuck in your teeth, but a bit more of an exotic twist in the taste. I’d never once seen these in the grocery store before this weekend, and I will say that if I ever see them again, there’s a 100% chance that I’ll be buying more. I loves me some berries, and these are a treat! Interestingly, if you let the berries ripen in the fridge for a few days, they turn even darker and the flavor gets less piquant, also changing character a bit, with a hint of what tastes like grape in the over-ripe berry. Wierd!