April 28th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Life may or may not have been simpler "back in the day", but we'll admit that when we talk about blackberries around Trader Joe's, we're undoubtedly talking about fruit. It is possible, though, that when you eat Blackberries from Trader Joe's, you will wind up with a bluetooth.
Blackberries, sometimes called brambleberries, are akin to raspberries, but bigger, a bit more tart and with a bigger burst of flavor when you bite into them. Archaeologists' findings suggest that blackberries have been part of the human diet since Vikings sailed the seas, and have been used medicinally in teas dating back to the ancient Roman Empire. Trader Joe's Blackberries, while sharing the lineage of these age-old fruits, won't be found on an archaeological dig. They're fresh-from-the-bramble and ready to enjoy. They're quite good atop your favorite breakfast cereal or ice cream and make a delicious pie, tart or crumble filling. They're also just peachy as finger food, though unlike their cousins the raspberries, they don't fit on your fingers. (Sorry, kids.)
Every spring, when blackberry season is in full bloom, we work hard to negotiate a great price on these little jewels. This year, we secured a price that enables us to sell a 12 ounce container for $3.29, the same price we had during this season in 2013, 2012, and 2011. That's a value!