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Review: Raisels - The Fruit Kids Will Love

Written on March 1, 2011 by Kevin.

Welcome the Raisels. A new healthier alternative to pure candy, made by the National Raisin Company. This is a family-owned and operated company now making fruity flavored raisins that actually taste closer to candy than a raisin. They come in four flavors including Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Lemon, Sour Peach with Watermelon coming soon. As for me, I can't pick out which one I like the most. My kids of course loved them all but seemed to scarf down the Sour Peach the first.

As I am writing this posting, I am irritated in myself for forgetting my Raisels at home. These have been my go to treat while at work when you need a burst of sugar and sourness. The small 1.25oz boxes seem to be just the right amount to hold you over until your next meal. While these Raisels do have 23g of sugar per box, but 21g of that is from the actual raisin. These Raisels have no sodium, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners which is an added bonus. Raisels have less added sugar then sweetened dried cranberries and include 100% US RDA Vitamin C.

All in all, these Raisels are great. I think our family can agree that they would work great as a healthier treat after a meal than normal candy. The kids have enjoyed them in their bentos when we head out for a meal. I would highly suggest checking these out of if you are looking for an alternative to your child's sweet tooth. At least they will be getting the antioxidants benefits of raisins.

You can find Raisels at Walgreens, Target (Market Pantry), Dollar General, etc. and on Amazon.com. If you are a Twitter fan, follow Raisels them here and fan their page on Facebook for updates, contests and fun.

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