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Jan 15, 2011 04:38 PM

unsweetened dried cranberries?

Hi Everyone!

I really love dried cranberries, but they all seem so sweet to me. Have any of you ever encountered unsweetened (or even less-sweetened) dried cranberries? I realize they would be very tart, but I'm quite curious to try them anyway. Thoughts?

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    1. The least sweet ones I have found at the Whole Foods market. This version is sweetened with apple juice instead of a more processed sugar. I much prefer them.

      I have never found a dried cranberry without any sweetener, even though I look every year before Thanksgiving.

      1. unfortunately, completely unsweetened dried cranberries aren't available for retail purchase by consumers - you can only get them directly from orchards or industry suppliers if you're in the food manufacturing business.

        the organic ones that are sweetened with fruit juice are usually less cloying than the conventional...and as gg said, you can make your own.

        1. I'm puckering at just the sight of the words "unsweetened dried cranberries".

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            i've had 'em - not as bad as you'd think. besides, i think the guy who munches on raw ginger - a practice that would bring most Hounds to tears - can handle a tart little berry or two ;)

          2. A bitter reminder of the Trader Joe's unsweetened cranberry juice just flashed before my very eyes. Does anyone know if perhaps Trader Joe's has unsweetened cranberries for the OP ?? They'd be found right near the nuts aisle of course.

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            1. re: Cheese Boy

              they don't...but that was a good thought :)

              1. re: Cheese Boy

                Am I the only one who likes the TJ's unsweetened cranberry juice?