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Costco is a great place to buy craisins. Craisins are like raisins, except raisins are dried grapes and craisins are dried cranberries :) Craisins are more sour than raisins, and their taste is more complex. Raisins are just plain sweet, while craisins are sweet and sour. I prefer the taste of craisins over raisins.
Usually craisins are much more expensive than raisins, but Costco craisins are a real bargain. Costco craisins package is huge – 48 oz, and the price of this big package of Costco craisins is only $7.76! When it comes to craisins, the price difference between Costco and other stores is truly dramatic – Costco craisins are about 4 times cheaper than if you’d buy them in other stores.
Costco craisins are the Ocean Spray brand. The package has a zipper, so it’s easily resealable. Craisins are stored in the pantry and they don’t spoil, so don’t be afraid of the large package. Craisins are so tasty that they get eaten really quickly!
Here’s the nutritional information for Ocean Spray craisins: serving size 1/3 cup, 130 calories, zero fat, zero sodium, 33 grams total carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, zero protein. Craisins are fat free and are a good source of fiber. The ingredients list has only two things: cranberries and sugar. No chemicals or preservatives!
There are many ways to use craisins. The most obvious way to eat craisins is for a snack! You can also mix craisins with nuts for a more filling snack that has protein. Craisins are wonderful in salads – check out my yummy recipe for salad with craisins that has baby spinach, dried cranberries, candied pecans and feta cheese! You can also add craisins to stews or rice dishes. You can add craisins to your morning oatmeal or mix into the yogurt. And of course, you can bake cookies and cakes with craisins – just use them instead of raisins!
Here’s the picture of Costco Craisins dried cranberries in the bowl: