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Do you eat raisins, on purpose?

Yes, I love those wrinkly little nugs of fruity joy!
meh, I'll eat them if there mixed into something else but won't go out of my way for them
ewwwww, #@!* them for not being chocolate chips! raisins are gross!!!!

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2018, 06:20:22 AM »
lol it seems I have under estimated the raisiny love. I don't really hate them, hate them, like I hate Lindsey Gram. It does still confuse me why someone would pick to make oatmeal raisin cookie over any other cookie? I'll eat it if its all that's left and I'm hungry but in my cookie hierarchy it's at the bottom and may be a little mad at whoever picked or made them for not making something better. I'm just not a fan of dried fruits. Fresh fruit, yes, love it. I'll eat grapes all day, any dried fruit, must be really hungry.

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2018, 08:27:15 AM »
It does still confuse me why someone would pick to make oatmeal raisin cookie over any other cookie? I'll eat it if its all that's left and I'm hungry but in my cookie hierarchy it's at the bottom and may be a little mad at whoever picked or made them for not making something better.

I'm not really sure why anyone makes anything but chocolate chip cookies; but oatmeal raisin cookies can really be very good.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2018, 10:40:22 AM »
I don't hunt raisins out as a snack, but I will eat them on their own.  They can be a sweet little morsel.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2018, 12:27:31 PM »
I voted meh but really, somewhere between meh and gross.  I don't pick them out of food but I don't go out of my way for them  either.  The worst though is oatmeal raisin cookies.  Oatmeal cookies are the best, add raisins and there unpleasant at best.  Switch chocolate chip for raisins and even better than the best.

As a friend used to say, "Raisins, nature's candy my ass!"

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2018, 01:07:14 PM »
It does still confuse me why someone would pick to make oatmeal raisin cookie over any other cookie? I'll eat it if its all that's left and I'm hungry but in my cookie hierarchy it's at the bottom and may be a little mad at whoever picked or made them for not making something better.

I'm not really sure why anyone makes anything but chocolate chip cookies; but oatmeal raisin cookies can really be very good.
Oatmeal chocolate chip FTW

I love raisins, but really don't care for them in other food.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2018, 01:12:58 PM »
What is nature's candy?

I think the only fruits I've eaten that haven't been through some sort of cultivation are cloudberries and blueberries, and I'm not a fan of those.

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2018, 02:25:47 PM »
It does still confuse me why someone would pick to make oatmeal raisin cookie over any other cookie? I'll eat it if its all that's left and I'm hungry but in my cookie hierarchy it's at the bottom and may be a little mad at whoever picked or made them for not making something better.

I'm not really sure why anyone makes anything but chocolate chip cookies; but oatmeal raisin cookies can really be very good.
Oatmeal chocolate chip FTW

I love raisins, but really don't care for them in other food.

Oatmeal chocolate chip is my favorite.

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2018, 08:06:43 PM »
I buy a bag of raisins every few months and throw them into my muesli for a bit of flavour.
They do go very well in a bread and butter pudding but I havent had one of those in years (must see about making one this weekend).

They are usually welcome as a way to break up the monotony of some cereal based dish.
The fantasy/history/survivalist nerd in me loves the very concept of dried fruit.

But only a serial killer would eat them on their own.

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2018, 10:02:07 PM »
I buy a bag of raisins every few months and throw them into my muesli for a bit of flavour.
They do go very well in a bread and butter pudding but I havent had one of those in years (must see about making one this weekend).

They are usually welcome as a way to break up the monotony of some cereal based dish.
The fantasy/history/survivalist nerd in me loves the very concept of dried fruit.

But only a serial killer would eat them on their own.
Hey, meet me in an alley tonight. I have some, ummm, not raisins to share with you...
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2018, 09:16:38 PM »
Heck yea. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite. I'll throw them in most non-sweet cereals. Menudo with raisins is delicious.

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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2018, 03:38:31 PM »
I almost never buy raisins to snack on, but I like them in other things. Both Tim Hortons and Subway have decent oatmeal raisin cookies, they're essential in a good trail mix, and raisin toast with butter is a nice treat now and then. Cinnamon raisin is one of the most popular bagel varieties at Tim's.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2018, 03:46:54 PM »
My son ate a lot of raisins in his oat

meal this weekend.  A lot of them went totally undigested.  I couldn't figure out what he'd been eating until my wife noticed. 

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I had to look up menudo, I thought I knew what it was until I read:
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Heck yea. Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite. I'll throw them in most non-sweet cereals. Menudo with raisins is delicious.
So, I actually knew what menudo was, menudo with raisins sounds awful. 
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2018, 03:56:51 PM »
I cannot imagine anyone not liking raisins. Like all dried fruit, they're almost pure sugar. Which is why I never buy them or have them in the house, but if they're in front of me I'll eat them and I love them. Given a choice, though, I'd have dried figs or dried apricots instead. I like most dried fruits. Sugar, yum!

Raisins in oatmeal are really good, also, but you have to put them in the boiling water first, and let it boil for a bit to soften them before adding and cooking the oats. Oatmeal raisin cookies are good also, but chocolate cookies with chocolate chips are better. But it's not fair to compare raisins to chocolate. Nothing compares to chocolate.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2018, 05:11:11 PM »
I'm eating pre-raisins.
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Re: Do you eat raisins, on purpose?
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2018, 07:47:49 PM »
I'm eating pre-raisins.

We call those grapes. In Spain they have HUGE grapes. And there's a tradition that on New Year's eve when the bells toll at midnight, you're supposed to eat one grape for each toll of the bell. Well, I did it, but it was hard because the grapes are so big that eating 12 of them in the time it takes for the bell to toll 12 times is a lot of grapes in a short amount of time. Raisins would be easier.

I do like grapes, though. Lots of sugar. Yum.
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