At least I think so!!! I love using them but they are a serious pain to get off the stems. As far as I am concerned the fork method HAS to be a joke of some sort. It is time consuming, messy....not fun. Anyway, I made jelly with the few ripe one a couple of weeks ago. Then the rest got ripe this last week. I wasn't ready to use them so I clipped them off and put them in a big trash bag. I threw the entire thing in the freezer. I just took it out to figure out if I should thaw them before picking them off and they were falling off the stems!!!! I got all of them picked off in about 5 minutes!!!! With almost ZERO effort!!! And, I have less of the little stems than I do when I use a fork!!! I just HAD to share!!!!