I like raisins. I do. I think they’re delicious.
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Know what’s even better? When raisins are in stuff: trail mix, cakes, oatmeal, granola, cinnamon rolls, strudel, and cookies. I just blew your mind, boom. You’re welcome.
However these days it seems that raisins have fallen out of favor. People hate raisins! No really, they despise raisins. Guys, they’re just grapes. You love grapes. Everyone loves grapes. People who don’t like grapes probably hate Christmas, mothers, snowflakes, and baby dolphins.
But back to hating raisins. Raisin hatred is endemic, no, it’s pandemic. “Eww, it has raisins,” people say. What, you don’t like little drops of sunshine in your food? They even pass on cookies because they have raisins. Not eating a cookie because it has raisins? That’s bananas. I’ve even seen raisin hatin’ plaques on people’s walls. There is ANTI-RAISIN DECOR.
Even my children have turned on me. “I hate raisins,” they say.
“No, you don’t,” I answer.
“I don’t want that cookie, it has raisins!”
“But you just asked for ants on a log and that’s just celery with peanut butter and raisins.”
“Well, I just don’t like raisins in cookies,” My stupid four-year-old says. What does he know, anyway.
(NOTHING. He knows nothing.)
I like to soak raisins before adding them to baked goods so they’re plump and juicy. I even like when one of those raisins gets to the bottom of the cinnamon roll and it’s a little hard and burnt on one side. My mother-in-law uses chocolate covered raisins in oatmeal cookies (tell me that’s not a stroke of genius.) If anyone asks, the Kirkland brand chocolate-covered raisins are the best. I think raisins in my curry are delicious (like this seena with raisin curry.) In Morrocan foods raisins are divine; sweet bursts in warm spiced savory tagines.
I don’t know how you can hate raisins, unless you also hate world peace. And golden raisins? You stop right there. I listened at "golden," but you had me at “raisin.”
Raisins do not deserve your hatred. They deserve your adequate respect and healthy snacking.
So let’s hear it for Raisins! Be part of the Raisin Defense League! Don’t let them get bullied into some sort of dried fruit purgatory. Stand up for raisins, because raisins are good and right and awesome.
Heck yeah, RAISINS!