Taste Kitchen - Blueberry muffins
Appearance: Plenty of sugar on top, but a strange, bruise-like color.
Comments: Decent blueberry flavor, but too spongy for me -- and too blue from overstirring. Unbaked texture. Flavor OK. Nice crunchy sugar but fake juice taste, too gummy. Too sweet. Green, unappetizing color. Greasy, thick. Too much chew per blueberry. The granulated sugar reminds me of holiday cookies. Cloying texture, too sweet -- this muffin gives away its pie with breakfast.
(Globe Staff Photo / Lane Turner)