I'm a firm believer in the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" which is why when I heard Driscoll's was making a new variety of strawberry I was pretty skeptical. When I learned that this new variety would be "Rosé Berries" my interest was piqued and once I tried them I was officially converted.
The Rosé Berries are light pink in color and are easy to differentiate from your typical strawberry. According to Driscoll's the rosé variety is available in both strawberry and raspberry and get their light pink hue from "non-GMO breeding methods used by Driscoll’s team of flavor experts." The strawberries are meant to have a smooth texture and a sweet, peachy flavor.
When you bite into the berry, the light, almost white color inside might throw you off but the flavor makes up for it. They're a little bit more tart than your typical strawberry and have a bit of a floral taste. I could see these as a great additional to a fresh fruit salad (with lots of citrus) or as a garnish to a fruity summer cocktail.
The berries are available just in time for National Rosé Day on June 12 and can be purchased in grocery stores nationwide. Take it from me, a traditional strawberry lover through and through, that mixing it up this season is absolutely a good idea. Plus, pairing these with an actual glass of rosé is a little too perfect.
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