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October 28, 2016

Raisinets v. Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins

by Anne Paddock

Back in 1971, a commercial for Goobers (chocolate covered peanuts) and Raisinets (chocolate covered raisins) came out with the jingle

Goobers and Raisinets, Goobers and Raisinets, the chocolate covered candies that pour..

that still pops into my head whenever I see a box of Raisinets.  As iconic as that jingle is, I can’t bring myself to ever buy or eat Raisinets because of the ingredients, which include dark chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin, nonfat milk, lactose, artificial & natural flavors), raisins, sugar, tapioca dextrin, confectioner’s glaze (lac-resin), and alkalized cocoa.

Instead, I choose Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins because of the ingredients: organic dark chocolate coating (organic sugar, organic dried cane syrup, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic soy lecithin [an emulsifier], organic vanilla), organic raisins, and organic confectioner’s glaze.Woodstock_Dark_Chocolate_Raisins

This is one of those food moments when the decision is not so much about whether or not chocolate covered raisins are good or bad but rather which choice is better – Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins or Raisinets? After considering the ingredients list and also flavor, Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins emerges as the clear winner. Plump dark moist certified organic raisins (sulfite free) covered in dark chocolate never tasted so good. Try them with Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds for a nutty and fruity chocolate snack.Woodstock_Organic_Chocolate_Almonds_and_Raisins

Woodstock Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins are sold in a resealable 8.5 ounce packet at grocery stores nationwide and on-line for $7.69 at Vitacost (www.vitacost.com) or $6.89 at Plum Market (www.plummarket.com). To read more about Woodstock Foods Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins and other products, go to the company website:  www.woodstock-foods.com.

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