Continuing our snacking trend, I next sampled the 100 Calorie Pack of Craisins. Craisins are dried, sweetened cranberries (or, "the sweetest way to eat a cranberry").
Filled with sweetened cranberry goodness
To be honest, I really wasn't sure what to expect in terms of cranberry bounty. How many sweetened dried cranberries are in 1 oz? (Presumably, the same amount in 100 calories).
Want to take a guess?
The contents of the package...
The pack had a total of 107 Craisins. Or, as Adam pointed out, approximately 1 calorie per Craisin.
The only potential discrepancy that there could be to the 1 Craisin/1 Calorie theory is the definition of the actual size of a Craisin. Since they are, as the label states, made from real fruit, the size of each Craisin can vary.
For my counting purposes, anything that looked like a Craisin was a Craisin (made enough sense to me).
I liked the Craisins, and thought they made for a light and tasty treat. As a note, I found this snack to be enjoyed best over a period of time. I'd eat a few, come back, eat a few more. Perhaps it is me, but 107 pieces of any sort of food is a bit much to eat at one time (although, little bits of dried fruit seems a bit more reasonable in this regard than, say, cookies. mmm cookies).
But this is about Craisins. Although Craisin cookies could be good. Anyone tried that before?