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Raisins: Love Them or Hate Them?

With their dark brown color and wrinkly skin, raisins have never been one of my favorite foods. When I was a kid, the little red boxes were everywhere and I quickly grew sick of them. As an adult, I won't complain if they're served to me, but I don't cook with raisins at home. How do you feel about the ingredient?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I don't love or hate them, I'm in the middle. I won't eat them alone, but they're good in a salad or in cookies.
jennythereader jennythereader 8 years
They're OK raw, but I hate them cooked.
lisabarn lisabarn 8 years
in things but not alone
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh, but I like them in raisin bran.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I don't really eat them, but I hate them cooked into things. I can't even stand them in rum raisin ice cream. Something about the texture really skeeves me out.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
not a fan. but i love alot of other dried fruits :)
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 8 years
Love them! :heart: Organic! Cinnamon raisin anything, carrot cake, oatmeal cookies with raisins & walnut pieces, rum raisin ice cream (ie, "malaga" in GE), liebkuchen, stollen, etc. They do have a high glycemic index so everything in moderation.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
hate them, but i do like apricots.
hillamaria hillamaria 8 years
I'm not crazy about them but they're good.
muse2323 muse2323 8 years
I love the raisins I get at the organic market, but regular grocery store raisins are pretty hit or miss (often too dry). And I don't like raisins in my baked goods--cinnamon rolls & cookies I often refuse to order if they have raisins in them. But my husband adores them in his treats, so I'm working on tolerating them.
bibelot bibelot 8 years
To me, dry raisins are typically too hard. It's nicer to cook them in something - carrot cake, of course, or oatmeal. I throw a tablespoon or two of dry raisins into my oatmeal before I cook it on the stove, with a little extra milk. They plump up and take on the flavors that you add (cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar...mmm!).
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Omg, I used to LOVE them as a kid -- as in, eat a box a day. Then my dad told me they made you poop and, being a little kid, I thought that was the grossest thing in the world. Now I'm trying to learn to like them again but it's not easy...there are still some things I just don't like to have with raisins. Plain dried cranberries are really good though.
starofsorrow starofsorrow 8 years
I never was crazy about raisins, to be honest. I wouldn't mind eating them sometimes, but I wouldn't buy them myself.
Marci Marci 8 years
I'm the polar opposite of Too_Posh: I love them on their own but hate them in anything. If I find a raisin in a bread or pastry, I'll pick it out.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm sort of indifferent about them. Growing up, my dad always gave them to us as snacks, but he always let them get all hard and chewy, so I never liked eating them. I always liked them when they were fresh and soft...not so much when they were hard and chewy. I don't really eat them a lot now, but if they're in something I'm eating, I'll eat them.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
It's a love/hate relationship. I only like them in raisin bread or in carrot cake.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Love them, especially (1) plumped up in water for 10 minutes and added to oatmeal, or (2) mixed with peanuts for a salty-sweet snack.
funkygeorge funkygeorge 8 years
I like them in cinnamon raisin bagels, but otherwise hate them.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
I don't like the raisins in the little boxes, and I especially can't stand the ones in cereals. Too dry! But there are better raisins out there that I will happily eat.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
When I was a kid, my Dad had a couple of acres of Thompson Seedless grapes that he would lay out to make raisins, and I could not get enough of those! They were sweet and chewy and wonderful! The raisins in the boxes don't come close to the raisins I grew up on. I don't care for raisins in food, but I'll occasionally eat them.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I love them but only uncooked. (except for when they're in Irish soda bread, otherwise I don't eat them cooked).
limelindsey limelindsey 8 years
Love them! They're nature's candy!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Got to have them in my soda bread.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
i cant stand them cooked, like if i accidently bite one i need to vomit. i wouldnt voluntarily choose to eat raw raisins, but it wouldnt bother me as much.
wednesday_adams wednesday_adams 8 years
I wish I could vote 'hate them' more than once. Blech.
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