Marie Callender's No-Sugar-Added Razzleberry Pie Review

Blackberry and apple pie with half the crust removed
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Not much says summer like ice cream and mixed berry pie. Good mixed berry pies are generally filled with fresh seasonal berries and topped with a flaky, buttery crust. ​Marie Callender’s tries to bring its mixed berry pie to a more sugar-conscious audience by offering the No Sugar Added Razzleberry Pie.

What Exactly Is a Razzleberry?

“So what exactly is a Razzleberry Pie?” you might ask. Well, it is a blackberry-and-raspberry-filled pie with small chunks of apple for some added sweetness.

The filling’s consistency is relatively smooth, aside from the multitude of blackberry seeds, and has a deep purple color. The crust is golden brown with a nice flaky texture. Overall, the appearance and consistency of the pie are good and you would not be able to tell that sugar is missing.

Thankfully, Marie Callender’s did a good job not only with the appearance of the No Sugar Added Razzleberry Pie, but also the overall flavor. When the crust and filling are eaten together, the pie is tangy and sweet, but not too sweet, and there is no artificial aftertaste. You shouldn't find yourself looking for more flavor as the pie tastes virtually the way you'd expect a regular berry pie to taste. However, the crust by itself was very bland and did not have any of the buttery goodness we all know and love in pie crust.

Ultimately, when comparing the traditional Razzleberry Pie to Marie Callender’s No Sugar Added Apple Pie, there is no contest.

The Razzleberry Pie is a much better product with a stronger flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. The no sugar pie stands on its own two feet, however -- even when compared to regular pies, one would not be able to tell that the No Sugar Added Razzleberry Pie is artificially sweetened and has much less sugar.

An important note: Do not let the lower sugar grams mislead you if you are a diabetic -- the 48g of carbohydrates will still significantly raise your blood-glucose levels, so keep a careful eye on your portion size to keep the carbohydrates in check.

The Bottom Line

If you are diabetic, Marie Callender's No Sugar Added Razzleberry Pie is not a good choice for your blood glucose levels; otherwise, it has only 5 grams of sugar but looks and tastes like it has much more.

Pros

  • Flaky, golden-brown crust
  • Filling is tangy and sweet but not too sweet
  • Looks the part
  • Cannot tell sugar is not added

Cons

  • Crust is tasteless
  • Skimpy on the fruit chunks
  • High total carbohydrate is not diabetic friendly

Description

  • Berry apple pie
  • 530 calories, 5g of sugar, and 48g of carbohydrates
  • Sweetened with aspartame and natural sugars (from blackberries, raspberries, and apples)