Food

Edible Awesome: Sugar-Free Cranberries

Do you know how hard it is to find cranberries ’round these parts that don’t have sugar in them?

Well, let me tell you. It’s a journey that’s been fraught with false promises.

A few months ago I asked about a bag of c-berries at a health food store. I was told they didn’t contain any sugar. I trusted in what I was told. There was no list of ingredients on the package.

And then, I took them home.

They tasted like red sugar cubes.

I tried to lie to myself, but I knew what was up from the first bite.

Major grocery stores offer brands made with sugar and variants ending in “ose”.

And then there are the healthy brands. One Brand That Shall Not Be Named sweetens their berries with “cane sugar”. These are the same folks who make dried mangoes with “mangoes” as their sole ingredient. I wondered what their problem was.

Imagine my delight when I found these in the health section of a local store:


They’re sweetened with APPLE JUICE. I picked up more than one package. I figured I had to. In my mind, they’re like unicorns–I don’t know when I’ll see them again.

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