Blueberry grunt has made enough noise to catch Canada Post’s attention.
The traditional Nova Scotia dessert, named for the sound it makes while cooking, is one of five desserts featured in the upcoming Sweet Canada stamp issue.
Nanaimo bars, Saskatoon berry pie, butter tarts and sugar pie round out the sweet treat collection.
Canada Post dedicated blueberry grunt in the collection to represent the East Coast — fitting, as Oxford is known as the wild blueberry capital of Canada.
Rachel Jones, chief administrative officer of the Town of Oxford, said the blueberry and biscuit pairing has been enjoyed in Nova Scotia for many years.
“Some say it came from early colonial settlers, who were trying to replicate traditional British pudding, and others claim it was from the Acadians who foraged for the food,” said Jones.
“Either way, it’s a delicious way to enjoy fresh or frozen blueberries,” she said.
The booklet of 10 permanent domestic Sweet Canada stamps, with two of each dessert, costs $9 and come on a recipe card background. It is to be released on April 17.