The Berry Paris Hilton Says Tastes Like A Sour Patch Kid

Every once in a while, you stumble across a fruit that tastes like candy. According to Prevention, a wide variety of these unique items grace grocery store shelves, like cotton candy grapes that taste like their namesake sweet or Moon Drops, a fingerlike type of grape some have compared to Jolly Ranchers. These unique flavors may have inspired Paris Hilton, the star of her own Netflix cooking show, "Cooking With Paris," (via CNN). The program focuses on Hilton and showcases the star's cooking talent, while bringing on a variety of guests to help out, like Kim Kardashian or Demi Lovato.

Hilton didn't stop cooking once the show wrapped up and hit the airwaves. She recently appeared alongside Brad Leone as part of Bon App├ętit's Taste Tester series, per YouTube. Hilton joined Leone, tried a variety of berries, and learned how to make jam together. The two sampled dried white mulberries, pomegranates, dried currants, raspberries and more. While the personalities got the chance to sample a variety of these fruits, one particularly berry made a huge impact on Hilton and according to the celebrity, tastes like a Sour Patch Kid.

A berry that tastes like candy

While the former reality star and Leone sampled fruit, one particular item immediately jumped out. Hilton took an interest in the cape gooseberry and seemed to remember having tasted one in Hawaii or at a Thanksgiving celebration earlier in her life, per YouTube. Leone said they always remind him of tomatillos thanks to their paper-like exterior that has to get peeled away, while Hilton described it as a mix of sweet, sour, and seed-like, not unlike a healthy Sour Patch Kid.

You might have a hard time comparing a berry that tastes like candy to Leone's observation that the fruit resembles tomatillos, but the similarities make sense. According to Eden Seeds, cape gooseberries fall into the same family as eggplants, tomatoes, and other nightshades, but have a taste that resembles sour lemon candy. If you start to feel bored of all the regular fruit options at your local grocer or farmer's stand, keep an eye out for these one-of-a-kind treats that can make anyone excited to eat an extra portion of fruit.