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Prunes are apparently prunes once again

Prunes are apparently prunes once again

Old Dec 9, 16, 11:20 am
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Prunes are apparently prunes once again

It looks like the calling them "dried plums" marketing experiment was a resounding failure, as this morning, I saw a Sunsweet Prune commercial.

If it tastes like a prune,
And makes you poo like a prune,
It must be a prune.

Dried plums, be gone with you!
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Old Dec 10, 16, 3:13 pm
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Dried plum was always pronounce prune in my home.

You'll notice it was never relabeled "dried plum juice".
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Old Dec 10, 16, 3:40 pm
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So glad to have "as wrinkled as a prune" back in the vocabulary.
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The folks over at PPRuNe.org are ecstatic.
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Originally Posted by Eastbay1K View Post
... And makes you poo like a prune ...
How does a prune poo?
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Old Dec 11, 16, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by BamaVol View Post
Dried plum was always pronounce prune in my home.

You'll notice it was never relabeled "dried plum juice".
Well, "dried plum juice" also sounds like it could be a powdered concentrate (although I'm sure it's obvious that it's not if you're standing in the aisle looking at a 64 oz. bottle).
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Old Dec 11, 16, 1:00 am
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My great aunt used to eat those things. I remember watching in horror as she would put them on her plate at the retirement home. They looked so disgusting.
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post
My great aunt used to eat those things. I remember watching in horror as she would put them on her plate at the retirement home. They looked so disgusting.
Older people seem to like them reconstituted (stewed). I like them right out of the bag. Sunsweet makes them with added cherry and orange essences. I like those best.
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Old Dec 11, 16, 10:21 pm
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I admit to liking fresh plums, dried prunes, stewed prunes, and the semi-dried pruneaux d'Agen by themselves, soaked in various French liqueurs and in various pastries including Far breton.
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Prune is a very old-fashioned food in my view. I eat it but I don't go out of my way to buy it.

I love fresh plums though.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Bakpapier View Post
Prune is a very old-fashioned food in my view. I eat it but I don't go out of my way to buy it.

I love fresh plums though.
I actually like a prune now and again. Not stewed, but just popped right out of the bag. I also have a recipe for a brown bread that uses prunes, but haven't thought about that in years.
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The traditional way to eat it in holland is to stew it and bind the liquid with corn starch. It produces a very old fashioned slimy porridge like substance with soft prunes in it. I mean it's okay but it's like grandmothers food. Nobody eat that anymore but we used to get it as children.
If I'd eat them now I'd just eat them as is.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 6:33 pm
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My Mum's rice pudding used to have prunes in it. They are great. I rarely eat them these days though.
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I just remembered prune whip. Google it.
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Old Dec 13, 16, 11:31 pm
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Pitted prunes cold from the fridge are good. I like almost all dried fruit though.

I had (wisely) forgotten about stewed prunes until this thread.
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