I’m crazy for Craisins. I have been for years, so it was easy to challenge me to make the switch from raisins to Craisins. I just adore substiting craisins in my salads, rice pudding, COOKIES, any number of dishes in my kitchen. I find the sweet but tart taste – and the health benefits – too good to turn down. I snack on Craisins regularly, as well. I was curious how my 18 month old, Jack, would react, however, as he is a huge fan of raisins. He often goes and grabs them from the pantry himself when he wants a snack. This presents a bit of a problem for me, because raisins are harmful to dogs, and it’s so hard to keep track of all the raisins he has to be sure the dogs aren’t ingesting any. So I simply swapped out his raisins for craisins and wham! He was hooked. His first bite was accompanied by his signature coo, “ooooohhhhhh!” He gobbled them right up! Success.
We were grabbing handfuls and snacking on them all week since I received my Craisins kit, but I did get the chance to try two of Ocean Spray’s recommended recipes: this effortless spinach salad is amazing and these oatmeal Craisin chocolate chunk cookies for dessert – OMG!
[BTW: Who doesn’t love the ne’er-do-well son in the Ocean Spray commercials?]
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