Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Inequality among fruit! I demand justice!

This just occurred to me…
Cherries + sunshine = dried cherries
Peaches + sunshine = dried peaches
Mango + sunshine = dried mango

Why are dried grapes called raisins when other dried fruits are just called their regular names with “dried” in front? Could it be that raisins are gross while other dried fruits are yummola? Now, dried cranberries are called Craisins but that’s just the brand name. All other brands call them dried cranberries. If anyone could enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it.

10 comments:

CB said...

This just occurred to me: Rachel needs a straitjacket stat! LOL. Sorry I have nothing to enlighten you... I just think you need help ;)

Rachel said...

I'm typing this with my toes since I'm already wearing the jacket! How'd you know?

Dawn said...

Maybe it is just the reddish brown ones, because plums + sunshine= prunes I like prunes better than raisins though, actually.

Rachel said...

DAWN - I forgot all about prunes! I don't think I've ever eaten one. . Thanks for reminding me that they are another fruit deemed worthy of a seperate name when dried.

Suzy said...

what about sun-dried tomatoes..not traditional sweet "fruit" but still...even the name sounds better than raisin. And do they REALLY use the sun on stuff like cherries and cranberries...b/c I'm a fan of ye' olde' dehydrator!

Alanna said...

I don't know...but I'm with you - raisins are GROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

SUZY - excellent point! Dried fruit is more about the humidifier rather than the sun. For some reason, the old Sesame Street skit about grapes drying in the sun to be raisins just stuck in my head.
Thanks for the comment! :D

Rachel said...

ALANNA - We are sooooo the same!

michelle @ TNS said...

it's because raisins are so extra-special!

Rachel said...

MICHELLE-If you mean extra special grody, then, yes I agree with you. :)