43 New-to-Me... #23 Mulberry Berries

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!


  1. I have never heard of these!!! Loving your page! Great colors for this food!!!!!

  2. Hmmmm...interesting. I've never tried these.

  3. I know the childhood rhyme but have never thought of mulberries outside that context! That was a fun find. Cute layout!

  4. Hi It's Eli's mom from scouts. Reading your blog and saw this. Wish I saw it a few weeks ago. We have a mulberry tree and they were ripe in June! They taste delicious straight off the tree, very similar to a blackberry. Juicy and super sweet. Next year you'll need to taste one fresh instead of dried, you can come over and pick some.


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