On today’s episode of “Sounds Gross, Is Awesome” I feature prunes.
Not just any prunes, mind you. Sunsweet Orange Essence Prunes.
I know, I know. I say the word “prune” and y’all run for the hills as though an entire army of blue-haired, walker-using, mumu-wearing nannas were hot on your tailpipes, but bear with me.
I’m not a fan of prunes. Prune Juice weirds me out, because it tastes like raisins, and raisins ain’t supposed to be liquid. They’re chewy, and housed inside a gloriously moist oatmeal cookie or dotting my breakfast cereal. One does not SIP a well-bred raisin. That’s okay, I’m not trying to get you to drink prune juice.
Prunes, for all the name has such horrid connotations, are actually made from PLUMS.
If I call them “dried plums” they don’t sound half bad, now do they?
The “dried” part is even a partial misnomer – these aren’t your brick disks of dried banana you find in a boring trail mix. These are the perfect texture – not too dry, not too messy, and sized perfectly for snacking.
Even so, the normal prunes do nothing for me. They lack pizazz.
The orange essence prunes, on the other hand, are fan-friggin-tabulous. They’re delicious, sweet, healthy (mmm, fiber-licious!), and store well at my desk at work to fend off unexpected hunger pangs.
Seriously. If you like fruit, I -highly- recommend getting a bag of these and trying them.
Sunsweet Orange Essence Prunes – Sounds Gross, Is Awesome.