This time ’round, we’re excited to review the Boysenberry Jam sold by Wholey’s in the Strip District.
Truth be told, the previous two months of our jelly club had been a bit underwhelming. So on the evening of this tasting, we really found ourselves, in the words of Bonnie Tyler, holding out for a hero. Could this Boysenberry Jam salvage our dinged-up year of jellies? We were determined to find out, using our very reliable, very scientific method:
1) Spread the jelly on an English muffin and eat it
2) Spread the jelly on a Ritz cracker with peanut butter and eat it
3) Spread the jelly on a knife and let our dog Lucy eat it
With more than a little relief, I can say that Wholey’s Boysenberry Jam is the real deal. It was almost Jello-thick, and rich with a dense flavor that stood up well to the English muffin and the peanut butter.
Here’s a profile of the Boysenberry Jam in numbers:
color: 5 – it had a dark, jewel-like opacity, and just looked nice when spread.
flavor: 5 – as good as it gets, this stuff.
jelly-ness: 4 – it was almost too thick, but this is really quibbling here.
jar presentation: 4 – it’s simple, but we like the slogan, which would probably be on our family crest if we had one, like, in an eagle’s talons or something.
awesomeness: 5 – this stuff reaches a height of total awesomeness. We can’t wait to use this in a charcuterie plate, or maybe in a crepe, or just eaten out of the dang jar!
This jam is, quite simply, our jam. It has re-energized our optimism for Jelly of the Month, and for that, Wholey’s, I thank you…Fox thanks you…