Wednesday, August 12, 2009

They're Called What Now?

Cranberry Raisinets PackYoumight not know you're eating Cranberry Raisinets if you didn't see the package, but if you like the originals, you'll like these. If you're discerning about your bean, remember you're still eating Nestlé milk chocolate, and it seems extra thick wrapped around these cranberries.
I crave original Raisinets from time to time, and the press release says they've been around for over 80 years. I'm guessing they'll be around for plenty more, but I can't say the same for Cranberry Raisinets. That could be because I ate them out of the fridge and prefer this kind of snack room temp or melty.

Pile of Cranberry Raisinets
I should have eaten them after taking this photo, and the whole thing makes me rethink my original reaction to the suggestion of mixing them with popcorn, which was "Blech."

The beauty of hot buttered popcorn mixed with candy is not only the combination of sugar and salt, but the way the hot corn melts whatever its being blended with. This is a major reason to just say "Yes!" to Milk Duds and popcorn, although the reaction does nothing for Jujy Fruits, Dots, or Sour Patch Kids.

I'm BackIn defense of the Cranberry Raisinets, everyone who grabbed some at the last Duck Creek taste testing loved them. My Aunt Em raved about them and the few kids who got a taste liked them too. (Surprisingly they do not like everything.)
The larger pieces are better because you get more cranberry and there's that pleasant cranberry skin consistency under all the chocolate.
I'd like to see larger, thinly coated cranberries.
Cranberry Raisinets were available nationwide in July and come in 5.5 oz and 23 g 100 Calorie Packs (pictured).


  1. I'm going to look for a big bag of these and immediately eat all.

  2. I haven't seen them at the store yet, but if you do, grab some for Aunt Margaret.

  3. I love all the different reviews for the Cranberry Raisinets. Too funny!

    You prefer this kind of snack at room temp or melty? Then you'd have loved it when it arrived at my house! It was MELTY :) They could even be considered something out of Harry Potter, since they were sort of like shape-shifters! They went from chocolate covered cranberries to melty deer droppings! Nonetheless, they were still yummy!

    I've been having a blast doing these taste testing reviews for you, Jeanna! Fun!

  4. I said snack, not deer poop, C.
    Shape shifters, ha.
    I like how you put Little One to work, too.


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