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Taste Test of the Week: Kopali Organics Snack

By Laura Evers

Tags: food review, organic food, taste tests,


We’re trying it before you buy it.

Company: Kopali Organics
Product: Organic Goldenberry dried fruit
Editor’s score: 3.5/5

Why we liked it: Berry Delicious!

The package itself describes the product as “sweet and tangy,” and that is definitely what it is — with an emphasis on tangy. It’s so tangy, in fact, that it’s overwhelmingly sour, a major plus for the sour-candy lovers out there (3 out of the 5 taste testers I recruited thought these were tasty)! And with almost 10 grams less sugar than other popular sweet/sour candies plus a full serving of real fruit, it’s a healthier choice. They are also certified organic, and therefore free from harmful chemicals and funky genetically engineered ingredients.

The Goldenberry’s downfalls: Texture, color and overwhelming taste

A little like large brown raisins, these little snacks on-the-go actually look unappetizing. They are also filled with tiny little seeds that crunch when you bite into them, somewhat hindering the ‘raisinlike’ appeal. Also, if you’re expecting a subtle taste similar to a raisin, the shot of sourness may be a little too much to take.   

For more information on their many products, visit the Kopali Web site.

9/1/2008 3:44:42 PM

If these are what I suspect that they are, the Goldenberry is actually a relative of the tomatillo. They're pretty easy to grow, albeit coming in a bit later than tomatoes. I have four plants on my deck in pots. (They're pretty zippy fresh as well, especially if you don't get them 100% ripe.) Look for seed companies selling Physalis peruviana (or the couple of variants) a.k.a Cape Gooseberry, Groundcherry.

8/29/2008 12:25:51 PM

Whole Foods had these out as samples the other day and they were delicious. Tangy. There were 2 other versions but the Goldenberry was really good while the others were just ok. And they taste nothing like raisins (which I never liked).

8/20/2008 3:12:12 PM

They definitely taste nothing like they look. They were surprisingly tasty!

kim wallace
8/19/2008 11:18:35 AM


kim wallace
8/19/2008 11:18:18 AM

I wan definitely a fan! How much are they?