First, disclosure: I have no connection with NatureSweet tomatoes except that I eat them–all winter, and even in the summer; no remuneration or other consideration–they just taste good, they are good for me, and make great snacks while working. And did I say that they taste good–every variety that I’ve tried. So I’m using the brand name because I’ve not found any other ones comparable. Grape tomatoes are readily available and better than most winter tomatoes, but none have been as good as this particular brand. And non-GMO too. And bumble-bee pollinated!
Until I discovered these, winter meant canned tomatoes or no tomatoes. The Cherubs (grape tomatoes) were the first ones that I discovered at my local Harris Teeter supermarket at least a year ago and I have been noshing on those since that first taste. Over the past year, I’ve discovered other NatureSweet tomatoes: Sunbursts (deep yellow), Constellation (a mix of different kinds)–all with excellent flavor. I’m sure you wondering why I’m posting this now.
I just discovered another kind of NatureSweet tomatoes: Twilights. I don’t know if they are new in the store, or I just had not seen them before. Whenever I can find heirloom tomatoes in the summer I gravitate to the Cherokee Purple, Black Krimm, and the like because I think there is something special about the flavor. It’s just not the same flavor as red, pink or yellow tomatoes; or Green Zebras, or any others that I can think of.
When I saw these I just had to try them. (These are just about actual size.) They have the flavor of the dark heirloom tomatoes–tomato-y, some sweet, some tart–good balance of flavor–very similar to the big heirlooms. I’m amazed to find something so good in the supermarket especially in the winter. Happiness!
A son gôut!