When I heard about the Flavorking plum I just knew I had to try it! Why?
Because Flavorking plums are marketed as having “a unique ‘bubblegum’ flavour, which makes them extra special” – Adventures in Fruit!
That’s quite a claim to make and I thought it would be amazing if they did actually taste like bubblegum. So I popped into Marks & Spencer to buy some.
A.K.A. Do Flavourking plums actually taste like bubblegum?
I was shocked when I tried the Flavorking plums.
No joke- they actually taste like sweets. I wouldn’t say the plums tasted exactly like bubblegum but they had a very strong taste that reminded me of artificially flavoured sweets. If anything I think the taste was a little too strong for me because I can’t remember the last time I ate jelly or hardboiled sweets and I prefer more natural flavours.
Interestingly the flavour was very strong when I first bought the Flavorking plums, but when I came to eat the last of them after a week they had a milder taste! So if you buy them and don’t think the flavour is strong it might be because they are quite ripe. I don’t know for a fact the taste changes when they get riper but in my experience that’s what happened.
Overall I think they’re definitely worth a try just for the novelty value and that they would be great for kids who don’t usually like to eat fruit.
What can you make with Flavorking plums?
Since the flavour of the plums is so strong and they are very refreshing I liked to eat the plums on their own. My second thought was to make a smoothie – A) because I love smoothies (e.g. this one or this one OR this one!!!) and B) because who doesn’t want a healthier version of a bubblegum milkshake to remind them of when they were a kid?!
Here’s my super delicious Flavorking plum bubblegum smoothie recipe with no artificial ingredients!
Serves 1 for breakfast, 2 for a snack
2 of your 5-a-day
- 1 cup of unsweetened oat milk (Look for one that is just water, oats and salt)
- 2 Flavorking plums
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp cashew butter
- 2 tbsp oats (soaked in 3 tbsp boiling water for 5 minutes)
- ½ tsp vanilla powder
- Blend all of the ingredients together and enjoy.
You might still be thinking
What else can you make with Flavorking plums?
I know I was. So I Googled ‘flavorking plum recipes’ and searched the first 10 pages to find out what else to make with them.
Here are 5 more delicious and healthy ways to use flavorking plums
Vanilla Chia Pudding with Plum Compote – Happy Skin Kitchen
Purple Power Juice with Flavorking – Elite Eater
Poached Flavorking Plums – Adventures in Fruit
Roasted Vegetable and Plum Cous-cous – Adventures in Fruit
Plum fruit leather – Ms Marmite Lover
Have you ever tried Flavorking plums before?
What do you think of them?