Blue berries come in three flavors, under-ripe - sour, too much water - bland flavor as its diluted by the over-abundance of water, and perfect - just the right amount of water, and allowed to ripen until sweet. Michigan is the largest blueberry producer in the U.S., and we have an abundance of wild blueberries too, especially in the U.P. I and my DW pick every year, and purchase wild berries from local Native Americans who sell them by the quart. We usually have a couple gallons by the end of the season.
And if you think you can get pancakes in my house, without blueberries in them, well, let me tell you that you aren't thinking straight.
Blueberry snack is a wonderful thing as well.
I am sorry that good blueberries are not available in the U.K. And I have to state that the ultimate blue berry experience is had by shoving a double-handfull of freshly picked blueberries into your mouth and munching them, all at once. The intensity of the flavor is as close to a perfect flavor as you can get, all juicy, sweet, with that special and unique flavor of the blueberry. I taught my granddaughters how to do that this year. Even at the tender ages of 4 and 2, they really enjoyed that. I created the next generation of blueberry lovers in my family right then and there. My own berries aren't sweet yet, though they are deep blue. I'll test them again in another week. I cover them with netting to keep the birds out while allowing bees in.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North