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Thread: Ranting about raisins

  1. #1
    Nad Guest

    Default Ranting about raisins

    I have always like Dole Raisins, plump and juicy like advertised, but they
    seem to have disappeared in the Midwest. Krogers, Meijers, Spartan
    supermarkets not even Wallymart seems to be carrying them anymore here in
    Michigan. They tasted great, probably due some unnatural means. If it taste
    good it was probably unnatural.

    Eating SunMade raisins was like eating dried out stems. I tried some local
    organic brands and they hade a really strong overpowering flavor. I have
    not found a good substitute raisin yet. One store that I have not tried yet
    is Whole Foods Market.

    Still looking for Dole Raisins or a good substitute, but have no wish for
    mail-order.

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    Nad

  2. #2
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    On 8/29/2011 4:39 PM, Nad wrote:
    > I have always like Dole Raisins, plump and juicy like advertised, but they
    > seem to have disappeared in the Midwest. Krogers, Meijers, Spartan
    > supermarkets not even Wallymart seems to be carrying them anymore here in
    > Michigan. They tasted great, probably due some unnatural means. If it taste
    > good it was probably unnatural.
    >
    > Eating SunMade raisins was like eating dried out stems. I tried some local
    > organic brands and they hade a really strong overpowering flavor. I have
    > not found a good substitute raisin yet. One store that I have not tried yet
    > is Whole Foods Market.
    >
    > Still looking for Dole Raisins or a good substitute, but have no wish for
    > mail-order.
    >

    To tell the truth, I rather like quite dried up fruits: apricots, figs
    and raisins and I think I prefer some of the cheaper raisins to Dole's
    juicy ones.

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    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

  3. #3
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:39:22 +0000 (UTC), Nad
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have always like Dole Raisins, plump and juicy like advertised, but they
    >seem to have disappeared in the Midwest. Krogers, Meijers, Spartan
    >supermarkets not even Wallymart seems to be carrying them anymore here in
    >Michigan. They tasted great, probably due some unnatural means. If it taste
    >good it was probably unnatural.
    >
    >Eating SunMade raisins was like eating dried out stems. I tried some local
    >organic brands and they hade a really strong overpowering flavor. I have
    >not found a good substitute raisin yet. One store that I have not tried yet
    >is Whole Foods Market.
    >
    >Still looking for Dole Raisins or a good substitute, but have no wish for
    >mail-order.


    Do you have a BJ's around? Their store brand raisins are a mixture
    of 3-4 *giant* *juicy* raisins.

    Jim

  4. #4
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:39:22 +0000 (UTC), Nad
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I have always like Dole Raisins, plump and juicy like advertised, but they
    >> seem to have disappeared in the Midwest. Krogers, Meijers, Spartan
    >> supermarkets not even Wallymart seems to be carrying them anymore here in
    >> Michigan. They tasted great, probably due some unnatural means. If it taste
    >> good it was probably unnatural.
    >>
    >> Eating SunMade raisins was like eating dried out stems. I tried some local
    >> organic brands and they hade a really strong overpowering flavor. I have
    >> not found a good substitute raisin yet. One store that I have not tried yet
    >> is Whole Foods Market.
    >>
    >> Still looking for Dole Raisins or a good substitute, but have no wish for
    >> mail-order.

    >
    > Do you have a BJ's around? Their store brand raisins are a mixture
    > of 3-4 *giant* *juicy* raisins.
    >
    > Jim


    No BJ's here. However I will have to expand my taste. Not positive, but I
    think local stores trying to save more money by limiting the brands they
    carry. I also believe just about every store is also trying to push their
    own store brands and it improves there profit margin by eliminating foods
    that are superior to their own store brands.

    So far no one yet has stated they sell Dole raisins in their local market.

    Dole raisins is still on the dole web site. I have done a google search on
    why store not carrying them and found no results or have not googled the
    correct keywords. Like another poster stated, perhaps I should ask the
    store to carry them and they just might.

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    Nad

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nad,

    Out of curiosity I checked two supermarkets here and neither carried the
    Dole brand of raisins.

    As far as fruits, Dole seems to be in the fruit cocktail cups, juices and
    canned fruits biz.

    You didn't mention if Dole were golden or California raisins.

    There's a "Newman's Own" brand of organic California raisins but I can't
    advise on their quality/juiciness. Anybody? I've seen them packaged in
    resealable bags and resealable canisters.

    Nutritional Facts: Serving Size: 1/4c. (40g)

    Raisins: Calories 130 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat
    g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 10mg, Potassium 310mg, Total
    Carbohydrates 31g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 29g), Protein 1g
    Ingredients: Organic raisins

    Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability. As
    famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product line!

    Good luck,

    Andy

  6. #6
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nad,
    >
    > Out of curiosity I checked two supermarkets here and neither carried the
    > Dole brand of raisins.
    >
    > As far as fruits, Dole seems to be in the fruit cocktail cups, juices and
    > canned fruits biz.
    >
    > You didn't mention if Dole were golden or California raisins.
    >
    > There's a "Newman's Own" brand of organic California raisins but I can't
    > advise on their quality/juiciness. Anybody? I've seen them packaged in
    > resealable bags and resealable canisters.
    >
    > Nutritional Facts: Serving Size: 1/4c. (40g)
    >
    > Raisins: Calories 130 (calories from fat 0), Total Fat 0g (saturated fat
    > g, trans fat 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 10mg, Potassium 310mg, Total
    > Carbohydrates 31g (dietary fiber 2g, sugars 29g), Protein 1g
    > Ingredients: Organic raisins
    >
    > Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability. As
    > famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    > surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product line!
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Andy


    California or the golden are not here. No Dole raisins at all. Sounds like
    not on the east coast also. I will just have to sample everything and
    settle down and find another brand.

    It does seem to be my fate in life. When I like something... Then they take
    it away.

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    Nad

  7. #7
    Giusi Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins


    "Nad" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio

    > It does seem to be my fate in life. When I like something... Then they
    > take
    > it away.


    Find this: Master Sibamba giant dried white grapes from Chile. I just
    translated that from the label on a packet I bought today. My daughter buys
    them in the US but I don't know a brand.

    They are very large and very juicy. I use them in my work where the beauty
    of a raisin counts, and sometimes marinate them in lemon juice for salty
    dishes or liqueur for sweet ones.



  8. #8
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins


    > Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability. As
    > famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    > surprised if *every supermarket carried their entire product line!
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Andy


    In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next to
    the jarred garlic, etc.

    N.

  9. #9
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nancy2 <ellor[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability.

    As
    >> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    >> surprised if *every supermarket carried their entire product line!
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    > located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next to
    > the jarred garlic, etc.



    Nancy2,

    I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.

    Andy

  10. #10
    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    On Aug 30, 2:20*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Nancy2 <ellorysg...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > >> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability.

    > As
    > >> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    > >> surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product line!

    >
    > >> Good luck,

    >
    > >> Andy

    >
    > > In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    > > located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next to
    > > the jarred garlic, etc.

    >
    > Nancy2,
    >
    > I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >
    > Andy


    Did you even bother to look, dimwit.
    http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...contentid=1420

  11. #11
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    "Giusi" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Nad" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
    >
    >> It does seem to be my fate in life. When I like something... Then they
    >> take
    >> it away.

    >
    > Find this: Master Sibamba giant dried white grapes from Chile. I just
    > translated that from the label on a packet I bought today. My daughter buys
    > them in the US but I don't know a brand.
    >
    > They are very large and very juicy. I use them in my work where the beauty
    > of a raisin counts, and sometimes marinate them in lemon juice for salty
    > dishes or liqueur for sweet ones.


    I will look for them, I like the word juicy when it comes to raisins for
    plain eating.

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    Nad

  12. #12
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability.

    > As
    >>> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    >>> surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product line!
    >>>
    >>> Good luck,
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    >> located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next to
    >> the jarred garlic, etc.

    >
    >
    > Nancy2,
    >
    > I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >
    > Andy


    http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...contentid=1420

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    Nad

  13. #13
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and availability. As
    >> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be very
    >> surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product line!
    >>
    >> Good luck,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    > located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next to
    > the jarred garlic, etc.
    >
    > N.


    That's where use to be here also, in the produce section... But no more.

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    Nad

  14. #14
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nad <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and
    >>>> availability.

    >> As
    >>>> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be
    >>>> very surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product
    >>>> line!
    >>>>
    >>>> Good luck,
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>
    >>> In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    >>> located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next
    >>> to the jarred garlic, etc.

    >>
    >>
    >> Nancy2,
    >>
    >> I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...its/PackagedFr
    > uits/PackagedFruitDetails/tabid/590/Default.aspx?contentid=1420



    Nad,

    So you found them at a store near you? Kewl!!!

    Best,

    Andy

  15. #15
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and
    >>>>> availability.
    >>> As
    >>>>> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be
    >>>>> very surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product
    >>>>> line!
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Good luck,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Andy
    >>>>
    >>>> In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins) are
    >>>> located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap, next
    >>>> to the jarred garlic, etc.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Nancy2,
    >>>
    >>> I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...its/PackagedFr
    >> uits/PackagedFruitDetails/tabid/590/Default.aspx?contentid=1420

    >
    >
    > Nad,
    >
    > So you found them at a store near you? Kewl!!!
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    No. I did not find them anywhere. I only found the web site that shows Dole
    does make raisins that cannot be found in the my shopping area. You were
    the one that stated you could not find even their web site. So I posted the
    site for your convenience.

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    Nad

  16. #16
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nad <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and
    >>>>>> availability.
    >>>> As
    >>>>>> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be
    >>>>>> very surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product
    >>>>>> line!
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Good luck,
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Andy
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins)
    >>>>> are located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap,
    >>>>> next to the jarred garlic, etc.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Nancy2,
    >>>>
    >>>> I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >>>>
    >>>> Andy
    >>>
    >>> http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...ruits/Packaged
    >>> Fr uits/PackagedFruitDetails/tabid/590/Default.aspx?contentid=1420

    >>
    >>
    >> Nad,
    >>
    >> So you found them at a store near you? Kewl!!!
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > No. I did not find them anywhere. I only found the web site that shows
    > Dole does make raisins that cannot be found in the my shopping area.
    > You were the one that stated you could not find even their web site.
    > So I posted the site for your convenience.



    Nad,

    Your website URL was too useless!

    Use www.shorturl.com next time to abbreviate your mile long URLs!!!
    Better than tinyurl.com. NO ADs!!!

    Andy


  17. #17
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Your website URL was too useless!
    >
    > Use www.shorturl.com next time to abbreviate your mile long URLs!!!
    > Better than tinyurl.com. NO ADs!!!
    >
    > Andy


    Ok, first time try at short URL for dole raisins.

    http://alturl.com/g3mtj

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    Nad

  18. #18
    Nad Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Your website URL was too useless!
    >>
    >> Use www.shorturl.com next time to abbreviate your mile long URLs!!!
    >> Better than tinyurl.com. NO ADs!!!
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Ok, first time try at short URL for dole raisins.
    >
    > http://alturl.com/g3mtj


    It works and it was fast and easy... Cool

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    Nad

  19. #19
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:05:52 -0500, Andy wrote:

    > Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>> Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>> Nancy2 <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Dial up your local supermarkets and ask about sizes and
    >>>>>>> availability.
    >>>>> As
    >>>>>>> famous and popular as the brand name has been for so long, I'd be
    >>>>>>> very surprised if every supermarket carried their entire product
    >>>>>>> line!
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Good luck,
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Andy
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> In our supermarkets here, Dole dried fruits (including raisins)
    >>>>>> are located in the produce section, usually hanging on an end cap,
    >>>>>> next to the jarred garlic, etc.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Nancy2,
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I couldn't find the Dole website displaying any raisin products.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Andy
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/...ruits/Packaged
    >>>> Fr uits/PackagedFruitDetails/tabid/590/Default.aspx?contentid=1420
    >>>
    >>> Nad,
    >>>
    >>> So you found them at a store near you? Kewl!!!
    >>>
    >>> Best,
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> No. I did not find them anywhere. I only found the web site that shows
    >> Dole does make raisins that cannot be found in the my shopping area.
    >> You were the one that stated you could not find even their web site.
    >> So I posted the site for your convenience.

    >
    > Nad,
    >
    > Your website URL was too useless!
    >
    > Use www.shorturl.com next time to abbreviate your mile long URLs!!!
    > Better than tinyurl.com. NO ADs!!!
    >
    > Andy


    idiot.

    blake

  20. #20
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Ranting about raisins

    Nad <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Nad <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Your website URL was too useless!
    >>>
    >>> Use www.shorturl.com next time to abbreviate your mile long URLs!!!
    >>> Better than tinyurl.com. NO ADs!!!
    >>>
    >>> Andy

    >>
    >> Ok, first time try at short URL for dole raisins.
    >>
    >> http://alturl.com/g3mtj

    >
    > It works and it was fast and easy... Cool



    Nad,

    Great you agree!

    That's what is called "sharing the magic."

    Pass it on!

    Best,

    Andy
    --
    Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand
    --Kurt Vonnegut

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