Yes it really did taste as delicious as it looks (looked). These strawberry bushes were given to us by a neighbour 4 years ago so I can't say what variety they are. I've noticed that our home-grown fruit (apples, apricots, strawberries, cherries and blueberries) taste so much better than those from shops, even those that have fresh fruit direct from local growers. My theory (based on a side by side taste test with one of our apricots and a local new season shop bought one) is that commercial growers use much more water than we do and probably some use growth hormones so their fruit is large and juicy but not always very flavoursome. Still, this strawberry was both large and yummy. Bonus!