The flavored Craisins can be summed up very easily: Blegh!
All of the flavored Craisins had weird chemical aftertastes. I've never had that with the regular Craisins. The cherry-flavored tasted like normal Craisins at first, then they tasted like a rotten batch of maraschino cherries. And normally I like maraschino cherries, chemicals and all! The pomegranate ones were the least offensive with a faint pomegranate flavor, but still had a lingering chemical flavor. The blueberry-flavored ones were the worst- it was just all chemical to me. I thought maybe it was just me and that I was sensitive to some chemical used in the flavoring process, but my roommate had the same negative reaction to the flavored Craisins.
|You can see a bit of a color difference. |
Left to right: original, cherry, pomeranate
and blueberry-flavored craisins.