I grew up with a fruitless mulberry tree in the backyard and singing "All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel..." with my friends. But I never gave a thought to what the fruit of a mulberry was actually like. So when I happened upon a package of Mulberry Berries, I simply had to buy them. They became new-to-me food #23 for my 43 New-to-Me project.
They weren't at all what I was expecting. Not that I really had an idea what to expect, of course! These chewy, bumpy dried fruits reminded me a little bit of dates. There was a sweetness, but not the berry taste that I was expecting. I gave them a 5. Trevor gave them a 4 and said they didn't remind him of anything. My dad liked them the least, giving them a 3. They reminded him of figs. My mom liked them the most, giving them a 7. She thought they were reminiscent of golden raisins. I'm glad I tried them. 20 more new-to-me foods to go!