Prunes! Yes, Prunes Were a Hit!

Prunes? I have no clear recollection of eating prunes as a child. Prunes were something that my grandmother might eat. I might have had prunes and custard as part of my school lunch at the Catholic convent school. At my school there was a “waste no want not” policy…so I ate the prunes.

I did eat prunes as an adult…briefly. The prunes in question were in a jar of baby food. Note the use of “a jar.” My daughter ate only a small portion of a jar of baby food. She was meh about it.

Prunes Mark II? Our family experience was a much more pleasant one. I pulled out a tub of Sunsweet Prunes one night at dinner. The kids were game. Each of us took 2 prunes.

My very adventurous eater — the 6-year-old boy — ate the prunes with gusto. I looked from him to his sisters. The sisters?

Well, the tween pawed over the prunes. Eyed the prunes. Asked if she HAD to eat the prunes. Yes, you can be assured I rolled my eyes at her.  I love to turn the tables on my tween and teen! I can pout and harrumph with the best of ‘em.

The teen was slightly more enthusiastic.. She ate both. Declared she thought they were better than she had thought they would be.

I liked the Sunsweet prunes. I’m not a baker, but I will use the Sunsweet prunes to bake a cake…a chocolate cake! For the Fudgy Chocolate Cake recipe and many more recipes using Sunsweet Prunes, go to

I was sent a tub of Sunsweet Prunes for my review.

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