Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Product of the week - Golden raisins

According to Wikipedia golden raisins are "dried grapes that have been treated with sulfur dioxide and flame-dried. They are a Californian attempt to replicate sultanas industrially, and use the same variety of grape, known in Anglo America as Thompson Seedless." They look golden especially compared to regular raisins (see photo left). It's nice to have a substitute but it would be better if we could just buy regular sultanas!


cafedave said...

That sounds like a scary way to make food... Um, why can't you just get sultanas?

Julie said...

raisin is also the french word for grape - sultanas are raisin sec (dry grape).