On Mondays, I normally stop over at the Asda supermarket on my way home to buy our weekly groceries. The reason for this is that it has very reasonably priced food, with lots of variety. And in particular, it also happens to have ‘special’ food items which you simply can’t find elsewhere (except online). While shopping for grapes, I came across a punnet of Asda limited edition grapes which sounded very special indeed. As our niece was coming to stay with us for the summer holidays, I thought it would be a great opportunity to use all 5 of us as test subjects to see if these grapes did taste like what was advertised.
As you can see, the packaging clearly states that this is an Extra Special limited edition grape from Spain. It has been naturally grown for its strawberry-like flavours. Having seen that, and the fact it only costs £2, meant it was definitely worth while buying to try with my family.
At first glance, these grapes are very small in size (which means they likely will have more concentrated flavours). As my wife had likened its appearance to blueberries, I do include a photo at the end with a blueberry for comparison as well.
For the taste test, each person was given one normal grape and one limited-edition grape to taste (not blinded though). It was apparent to everyone that the limited edition grape did taste different and was sweeter. The taste was very much of strawberry, but the texture was that of a grape. It was truly amazing! And we did have a strawberry afterwards just to confirm the strawberry taste.
As can be seen below, the blueberry has that typical crown appearance on the top, and in fact can be smaller or larger than the limited edition grape, depending on which grapes you pick. But the normal grape was much larger in size than all of them.
It was both an interesting and enjoyable experience, and wasn’t too costly. I will be bringing some of these grapes in to work to test on my colleagues to see if they can identify the taste.