Do you pick the raisins/sultanas out of your cereal?

By Barb
@abbey19 (3129)
Gold Coast, Australia
April 13, 2007 8:40am CST
I know a lot of people don't like raisins or sultanas. My sons always used to say they looked like rabbit droppings in their breakfast cereal, and would pick them all out, one by one! Do you go to this trouble if you don't like raisins and sultanas? Or would you just avoid foods with them in?
8 responses
@rx4life (1932)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I have always loved raisins since I was a child. I sometimes pick them out of cereals as some are not good but usually I will just eat them. We had grape arbors and my mom would dry the fruit...so homemade raisins!! I still like them if they are fresh..but some are so dry you can't even rehydrate them!!! I really like them in baking spice cookies, oatmeal cookies and cinnamon raisin applesauce cake and muffins..I don't much eat them out of the container..but if they are homemade or really fresh...I could eat a lot!!!!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Apr 07
Mmmm, I love raisins and sultanas too. They make a home-made cakes or cookies taste delicious. I bet your mother's home-made raisins tasted better than any you could buy! Thanks for sharing.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Apr 07
Thanks for that rx - my mouth was watering as I read your comment!
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
4 Apr 08
I enjoy the raisins and sultanas in the museli, but my daughter doesn't like them so she picks them out then throws them away, unless I get to her first and then she can put them on my helping giving me a few extra.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
4 Apr 08
Hehe! That's what I would do too, if I got there first! Waste not, want not I say! Thanks.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I love raisins and most other dried fruits. I almost always put raisins in my cereal and oatmeal.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
4 Apr 08
Me too - I can eat them like candy! I think they add flavour to any cereal.
@ruby222 (4848)
19 Mar 08
Never!!! lolol...they are the best bit!!! Sometimes if im on a kid me on diet I buy a bag of muesli and eat it instead of chocolate...but I can tell you that doesnt last long!!!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
20 Mar 08
I agree - they are the best bit!! I like you theory of buying a bag of muesli and eat it instead of chocolate! Does it work???!! Thanks for responding Ruby.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 08
I eat muesli every single day for breakfast, I never get fed up with it, I like Alpen, providing it's the original and not the reduced sugar one which tastes vile! I love the raisins and sultanas you get in it, I feel it's an integral part of the muesli, tasty and provides the sugar fix. My ex once said what I had in my bowl looked like the contents of a parrots cage LOL. Rabbit droppings indeed sure made me smile!
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Mar 08
Good for you wolfie! I like Alpen too (the original), but we can't get it here in Australia unfortunately. I think the currants and sultanas make it tastier.
@weemam (13377)
15 Apr 07
lol abbey the reason I am cuddly is that I like everything especially the fruit in cereals , I love fruit of any kind , I think the only food I don't like are aubergine and avocado pears , anything else I love . I don't just have it for breakfast , I often have it for lunch or dinner too lol xx
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Apr 07
Must be the same reason I'm cuddly then! lol. I like most things too, and unlike you, I just love avocado - yummm! Had one this morning with cottage cheese on a couple of crispbreads. How are you doing with the diet by the way? Hope it's working for you.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
No I do not pick the raisins and sultanas out of my cereal, as this gives me fibre and everyone should eat what is good for them. If people do not like them then they should buy something else without them.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Apr 07
I heard the other day that they are putting raisins in a separate little bag inside the cereal packet, so you have the choice to use them or not, whatever your taste may be. Personally, I love them in my cereal, and sometimes add more! Thanks for responding Kathy.
• Singapore
13 Apr 07
No i don't. They are especially sweet when you munch them with the cereals. If not for the raisins, i don't think i will ever eat cereals
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Apr 07
Like you, I think the raisins make the cereal more tasty, and give it a nice texture. I love raisins and sultanas anyway! Thanks for your response.