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The best frozen, mixed berries in an area grocery chain?

Hi, I am looking for quality and good pricing.

I use lots of frozen berries in my cereal and for baking.

Right now I buy a 3lb. bag of mixed berries at Market Basket, for 8.99.
The quality is great, just don't know if it's the best buy. The brand is Wyman's.

Thanks.

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  1. Have you tried Trader Joe's? I like the quality of their frozen berries in general and the prices are reasonable, although I'm not sure they will beat the MB prices.

    1. Costco has frozen organic mixed berries. Next time I go I'll report back on the bag size and price.

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      1. re: treb

        BJ's also has frozen organic berries - I think it's 2.5 or 3 pounds to 10 or 11 dollars. The BJ's mix is strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries - no blueberries, in case that matters to you.

        1. re: Allstonian

          Costco's mix is raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Since I want to eat them with cream, I'd prefer something other than blueberries, their skins preclude them thickening the cream. Strawberry pieces would be fine.

          1. re: KWagle

            whoa, can you say a little more about this? In order to thicken the cream, do you just soak berries overnight or mush them up as you eat? This sounds great.

            1. re: enhF94

              Just mix raspberries with heavy cream. The cream will thicken up noticeably. Mashing them up helps. It's not particularly more delicious but it has a nicer mouthfeel when thickened.

              Years ago I asked why this happens on rec.food.cooking, but I've forgotten the answer and can't find the thread by searching.

        2. re: treb

          I would second Costco. I haven't tried mixed berries, but I bought a bag of their Wyman's wild bluerberries and I thought they were really good.

          1. re: kobuta

            I agree with Wyman's. Their frozen Maine wild blueberries are hard to beat! Costco has huge bags of them.

          2. re: treb

            Costco's Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend is under recall.
            http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbre...

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              you need to read the fine print in recalls, as they are state specific. Massachusetts is not included in that-- only 8 states are.

              1. re: bostonfoodz

                The list of eight states tells where confirmed cases of Hepatitis A have been located thus far; it doesn't mean that the contaminated berries are confined to those states. The specific information of lot numbers is what you should pay attention to. Costco stores have surely pulled bad lots from sale, but a bag in your own freezer should be checked.

          3. Worth a try: Trader Joe's fancy mixed berries. They've got another mix but I like the fancy one better (I use them mostly for smoothies).

            1. Thanks.... I'll try Costco and TJ's to compare.

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              1. i don't like frozen strawberries, so buy market basket raspberries and blackberries and mix. they are cheaper than costco.