We take great pride in using the best quality ingredients to bring you the best tasting pies. At Tippin’s, we bake our blueberry pies only with wild blueberries. Here’s a look at some of the differences between wild and cultivated blueberries. We think it’s a difference you can taste.
How They Are Grown – Wild blueberries grow and spread through a roots and shoots system that creates more bushes. They only grow wild in Maine and parts of Canada, whereas cultivated blueberries are planted and farmed.
Size – Don’t let the small size of a wild blueberry fool you – they’re packed with flavor. Even though wild blueberries are smaller than cultivated ones, you get more berries per pound. And more per pound means more per pie.
Taste – The smaller wild blueberry holds less water. This gives them a sweeter, more intense flavor than cultivated blueberries. Less water + sweeter taste = better tasting blueberry pie. That’s an equation we stand behind.
Performance – Wild blueberries hold their shape better, especially when freezing or baking. This means more whole, juicy berries in a pie.
Antioxidants – Wild blueberries have twice the antioxidants of ordinary blueberries. Antioxidants can protect against inflammation and disease. They can help fight cancer, heart disease, short-term memory loss, and other effects of aging. This means eating a blueberry pie could help you live longer… or at least that’s what you can tell everyone as you reach for another slice.
Small but Mighty
As you can see, the small but mighty wild blueberry is Tippin’s choice for making the best blueberry pie. Check out this side-by-side comparison to learn more.
Tippin’s nine-inch blueberry pie features more than a pound of whole, wild blueberries nestled inside our golden, flaky crust. Stop by a Tippin’s retailer today to taste the blueberry pie goodness for yourself.