I go through a lot of berries for my vegan breakfast smoothies -- and we all know how damn expensive berries are -- so I went on the hunt for a new source. Sure, I prefer buying organic when I can, but I've decided that organic frozen berries are something I will only buy when there is a really good sale. So I've mostly been purchasing conventional berries for my vegan smoothies these days, and I was determined to find an affordable alternative, since we can't rely on the dollar store.
I found it! Winco has Hy-Top frozen mixed berries for just $1.98...and they are SO much better than the ones from the Dollar Tree.
I wish I had a picture of the dollar store berries so that I could show you the difference, but you will just have to trust me that these look and taste WAY better. Plus, this berry medley has blueberries - that much-loved superfood - which were not in the dollar store option.
Yes, these are almost twice the price ($1.98, instead of $1.00), but that is still much, much cheaper than the price for frozen berries at most grocery stores. I will now be buying these berries for use in my vegan smoothie recipes from now on -- except, of course, when I buy organic!