I’ve Never Heard Of A Chokecherry Before
So while we were in Spearfish, South Dakota this year we decided to hit up the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery again. We missed some stuff last year that was inaccessible because of the pandemic and it’s pet friendly which is always a plus for us.
After exploring the buildings we missed during our first visit I headed into the gift shop to buy some fish food. (Everest loves watching the trout go into a food frenzy!)
While in the shop I noticed some locally made jellies for sale in flavors I’ve never had before and just had to pick them up. I eat PB&J sandwiches every week and am always on the look out for fun new jams and jellies to try.
The jellies were From Char’s Kitchen and you can check out their website here. They make a variety of homemade jams, jellies, syrups, pickles and salsas. The jellies I bought were all natural and contained no preservatives.
I knew what elderberries were, but I never had it in a jelly flavor before so I was excited to try it. Turns out I’m a fan of elderberry jelly and will be picking up more of that in the future.
Now I had no idea what a chokeberry was so I definitely had to get one of those to sample. Apparently a chokeberry is a North American cherry, commonly called bitter-berry. The lady working the counter said it had a sweet taste though and she really enjoyed them.
Well I didn’t think the jelly had much of a taste at all and was very disappointed. I don’t know if I just got a jar without much flavor or chokeberries just don’t taste like much of anything to me.
When it comes to jams and jellies I never give up on a flavor after just one try. Next time I see another chokeberry flavored jam or jelly from a different maker I’ll pick it up and try again.
So I recommend the elderberry From Char’s Kitchen, but would pass on the chokeberry.
Have any of you had chokeberry flavored items before?
What’s it suppose to taste like?