I'm not entirely sure why, but I have recently sampled a few varieties of dried fruit. Most recently I grabbed a bag of dried pineapple and another of dried apples from Whole Foods. A company called
Made in Nature sells 3oz resealable packages of numerous dried fruits. There are no other ingredients in them, just dried fruit.
I was pleasantly surprised at the apples. They're tasty, light, and somewhat filling. I'll likely be buying those again sometime. That got me motivated enough to start sampling other fruits.
The pineapple, on the other hand, is a complete disaster. The texture is funky, there's virtually no flavor, and there's just not much to like. I'm a big fan of real pineapple, but all the sweetness and good flavor has been drained out of these.
Before I try any others, I'm curious to know what your favorite dried fruits are. I'm a big fan of peaches and am hoping they're more like the apples than the pineapple.
Are there others I should avoid? Some to put on my "must try" list?
Posted by jzawodn at November 13, 2005 06:14 PM