I like dried cranberries. They always add that little irresistible hint of tartness. My daughter Antoinette just loves them. But… I’ve always been disappointed and baffled by the amount of added sugar in dried cranberry products. Have you ever checked the list of ingredients on the back of your bag of dried cranberries?
Although bewildered by the amount of added sugar (it’s an issue with a lot of dried fruit), I’d still add them to my recipes, but when I wanted a little sweet snack before training, I’d grab that good old handful of raisins.
But that was before.
Before I discovered organic cranberries sweetened with apple juice made by Patience Fruit & Co., the very first organic cranberries with no added sugar on the market. A product that’s pure magic for the taste buds. Just when I felt it couldn’t get any better with their innovative cranberries (and I can confirm that those are the cranberries I use in my energy cookies and muffins sold in grocery stores), the Quebec company set the standard even higher when they came out with a brand new product: SWEET ORGANIC CRANBERRIES WITH NO ADDED SUGAR. Bang! WHAM! WOWSKI!
What? Pardon me?
Yes, you read right. And their new product is incredibly delicious. Slightly tart, these cranberries contain only 2 g of sugar per 40 g (1/4 cup) serving. They have a nice soft texture and they taste simply perfect. How do they do it? To get that wonderful soft texture, they add tapioca dextrin fibre and edible glycerin that comes from flaxseed oil, two ingredients of plant origin.