Anyone else eat prunes voluntarily?

My hubby makes fun of me when we go grocery shopping b/c I LOVE prunes. I prefer the ones with the pits, but they are pretty hard to find. Anyway, I was just being laughed at for eating prunes as a snack. I figure someone else out there has to like them too - right : )
P.S. have you noticed they now market them as dried plums, not prunes

i like 'em! Eat them as they are and in recipes–apricot chicken with sage and “dried plums”…yum! (still no to the juice though…)

I just had some! I buy the small single serving pkgs because I’m on Weight Watchers so it’s easy to keep track.

I think “prunes” make people think of the elderly, constipation, sour personality, etc… Dried plums just sound like any other dried fruit so it is probably more marketable. I call them dried plums. :teehee:

that’s sort of why I LIKE to call them prunes…gets people all uppity! :wink:

I just had some too!!! Yummey

There’s a bag of them sitting on my desk at work. That an apricots. I like em as much as apples and the more “fun” fruits. Our house always has a bag of carrots on stock too. We eat those little baby carrots like they’re going out of style

I love them
as do my kids


I was scared of prunes when i was little because this guy came up to me at the store once and said, “You like prunes? I like prunes! they help me with ma poops!”

So I don’t like prunes but I do like asparagus and brussel sprouts! And liver :smiley:

:roflhard: :rofl:
Oh god, I need to start eating prunes so I can say this to some poor unsuspectig soul in public! And the extra fiber will be a bonus!! :mrgreen: :teehee:

I’m only 16 and i eat them! YUMMY! they taste like raisins…only better! But, My mom won’t buy them, so i get them from my best friend when she brings them in her lunch…and i did notice that i did have help with “ma poops” after eating some…

this reminds me of a quote from Benny and Joon:

Sam: You don’t like raisins?
Joon: Not really.
Sam: Why?
Joon: They used to be fat and juicy and now they’re twisted. They had their lives stolen. Well, they taste sweet, but really they’re just humiliated grapes. I can’t say I am a big supporter of the raisin council.
Sam: Did you see those, those raisins on TV? The ones that sing and dance and stuff?
Joon: They scare me.
Sam: Yeah me too
Joon: It’s sick. The commercial people they make them sing and dance so people will eat them.
Sam: It’s a shame about raisins.
Joon: Cannibals.
Sam: Yeah!

me too. I love them right out of the bag or the way my mom made them for breakfast “stewed”!:thumbsup: .

I just love them, but have to make sure I don’t eat too many of them in my enthusiasm :mrgreen:

I even like prune juice…like Worf in Star Trek, Next Generation I think it is a " warrior’s drink" :slight_smile:

Oh I love Prunes, my mom drank a little glass of Prunes every night. :roflhard:
Me I love both and I also thought of Worf when I read the title. Yup those little gems are great. Buy the juice all the time, and the prunes about every other week.
Ya I love Prunes cloud9

:heart: I absolutely adore prunes. But I can only eat a few of them, otherwise… the effect is too strong and I get cramps! :aww: :doh: My boyfriend stops me after 3-4. :teehee: But I could eat the entire bag because I love them so much!

I eat them and love them! I call them prunes, makes people all nervous. :teehee:

If I was at someone’s house and they offered me a prune, I would eat it. I don’t buy them, though. I like other dried fruit.
But, I must say, when I read the title of this thread, I laughed a bit. Has anyone ever eaten a prune involuntarily?

I like them without the pit but I can’t eat very many of them because they makes to RUN to the ladies room. I also love prune juice but the same result. So I only drink it if I need to “go”.:aww:

Mmmm, I love prunes! My mom used to make them stewed too, yummy! They’re great straight out of the bag, though.

I love that line about ‘humiliated grapes’!

Take a look at the listing that Pim has on her blog regarding prunes…

It is something I have been doing for years, based out of a recipe from Paula Wolfert’s “Cooking of Southwest France.” I like it a lot better than the recipe that Pim was using because with Paula’s, you pre-soak the prunes in tea before you soak them with Armagnac. They are intensely elegant and mellow beautifully over time. I have a large jar that are more than 10 months old and they are only getting better (I only eat one every other week or so, just to see how much better they will get!) I need to make another batch soon…