Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy

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Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy

Rank and review your dried fruit here. I'm firmly in the prunes camp but also love dates and figs. What dried fruits are you incorporating into your breakfast these days?
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    ChiTownDiner
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 12:05:44 (permalink)
    Cherries - apricots - mango - ginger - pineapple - golden raisins - cranberries - dark chocolate covered orange peel
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 13:27:48 (permalink)
    I am very fond of the dried white peaches that I get from Trader Joe's.
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 14:25:00 (permalink)
    ChiTownDiner - where do you find dark chocolate covered orange peel?
     
    raisins, cranberries, pineapple, and cherries.  I just discovered Sunsweet sells an 8 oz. bag of chopped, dried dates which I used in my last granola batch - I think it was one of the best I've made yet.
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 15:14:06 (permalink)
    Dried, candied pineapple paired with walnuts is particularly pleasing to me.  I also enjoy the occasional handful of apple chips.
     
    Seriously, someone needs to sit down with the self appointed Spam Police and tell them to knock off the crap.  The only possible violation I see here is that a long time member with hundreds of legitimate and valuable posts may have placed this topic in the wrong forum.  I think it's just fine where it is.  Dried fruit and cereal is a longstanding combination.
     
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 15:20:40 (permalink)
    We have no dried fruit whatsoever in the house.
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    ChiTownDiner
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 15:28:18 (permalink)
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    ChiTownDiner - where do you find dark chocolate covered orange peel?
     
    raisins, cranberries, pineapple, and cherries.  I just discovered Sunsweet sells an 8 oz. bag of chopped, dried dates which I used in my last granola batch - I think it was one of the best I've made yet.




    BelleReve - most premium chocolate shops carry dark chocolate covered orange peel.  We have a nearby Macy's and at their counter, it retails for $18/lb.  However, every Thursday - Sunday, it goes on sale.  With coupons, in-store promotions, a nod & wink CTD style, I've had it down as low as $7/lb but the average is $12.  The $7 was recent resulting in a near fatal overdose!  I was also reprimanded severely by the Boss!
    post edited by ChiTownDiner - 2016/04/23 08:19:58
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 15:32:16 (permalink)
    Craisens, cherries, blueberries, apples, apricots, pineapple.
     
    My dried fruit buying tends to be in November for fruitcake and Festivus season.
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 16:13:13 (permalink)
    I can see dried fruit in some sort of emergency situation, but I can't imagine why anyone would eat that stuff if they didn't have to.
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    ChrisOC
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 16:13:34 (permalink)
    Ginger papaya, pineapple, figs and dates
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/22 21:45:45 (permalink)
    Not for breakfast but I really like chile mangos.  (no e)
     
    For breakfast or any time of the day I love prunes or dried apricots.
     
    The cost of dried cherries keeps me from buying them often because I'd eat them by the handfuls.  That puts dried cranberries in my salads or cookies or... in breakfast or dinner oatmeal.
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/23 08:21:04 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I can see dried fruit in some sort of emergency situation, but I can't imagine why anyone would eat that stuff if they didn't have to.




    I love it with yogurt and a sprinkle of granola!  Also, enjoy it on long car rides as part of a home made trail mix! 
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/23 10:07:21 (permalink)
    I love dried cherries, and used to make fabulous dried cherry scones with a recipe out of Gourmet  magazine.  Unfortunately, I developed an allergic reaction to sulfites (resulting in anaphylaxis), so I  don't eat dried fruits of any kind any longer.  It's so weird -- fruits were dried to preserve them, and yet lots of food companies add sulfites to them to preserve them (mostly the color -- apricots are a good example; regular raisins, less often).  Unless I want to shell out for "organic" dried fruit, I don't dare have it. 
     
    Not that I was that crazy about it in the first place. Except for dried cherries!
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    ann peeples
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/23 10:11:29 (permalink)
    Trader Joes has dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds. Bob loves them and because of the steroids he is on( he has gained 40 lbs)  its a good option to his usual cookies.
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    Re: Your Dried Fruit Hierarchy 2016/04/23 10:18:31 (permalink)
    Dried cherries, golden raisins, cranberries, Calif apricots, ginger, and yes--TJs dried white peaches are fabulous!
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