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Kathleen’s Take On: Raisins

Hi everyone! I hope all of your semesters are going well! In these dark times of mid-semester, sometimes you start to lose your mind a little bit.This is going to be a post about one of my main pet peeves that I did not realize I had until I was 16 years old. So enough with the intro, here it is… I hate raisins. On the surface, it may seem that there are not a lot of reasons to harbor a hatred for raisins, but trust me, there are. Here begins my rant about how much I hate raisins, so here it is, for all the world to see!

Firstly, raisins are gross. I know there are some people out there that enjoy raisins, but not me. They are dry, chewy, and taste musty. Why would you want to eat a dried up piece of leather, when you could have a nice, crisp, sweet grape. Raisins are small brown and wrinkly, they look like squirrel poop. I volunteered at a wildlife center this summer, raisins look like squirrel poop, trust me. I remember getting a nice bowl of trail mix, scouting for the little nasties, thinking that the coast was clear, reaching in grabbing a big handful, only to find that one sneaky bitch of a raisin. Those events that occurred in my life are why I have trust issues.

Secondly, WHY DO THEY GET THEIR OWN NAME?! We have dried bananas, dried kiwis, dried apricots, dried pineapple, but why are they called raisins? Call them dried grapes! I also believe prunes fall under this annoying category as well, but I have been smart enough in my life to not try them because of my past experiences with grapes. It makes no logical sense to me as to why we call raisins, raisins. Craisins though, I somewhat understand, but I also think it was cheap of them to cheat on naming the dried cranberries. Either way, raisins and prunes are not good enough to earn their own specific names. But back to the real reason for the existence of this post, the hate of raisins.

Lastly but certainly not least, raisins ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE MADE INTO TOYSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know some of you think that I am crazy, but there was a product line made by the California Raisin Company where they made plastic raisin toys. Why? Why?! The raisins are doing all sorts of things, like suntanning, drinking soda, skateboarding, and other varying activities. I have no idea how this promoted the sale of raisins, but it is what it is, and it happened (RIP me).

Okay, end rant. I am so sorry that I felt the need to inform the world about my abhorrence of raisins, but there it is. I just hope that people aren’t offended by my post (sorry to all the raisin lovers out there). The semester is hitting me hard, and I am a little tired and extremely sleep deprived.


Have a great week, be safe and have fun.




Don’t believe me about the raisin toys?

Told ya.

Hey!  My name is Kathleen and I am a senior Biology major at York College of Pennsylvania. I am from a little town in Pennsylvania called Lititz. If you can't find me on a nice day, I will probably be found wandering a local trail. I am a huge nerd and I love being involved in the biological sciences. I try to be as green as possible, while being poor (as many of us college students are). I started writing for HerCampus, because I think I could add a different perspective to some popular issues surrounding college campuses. Happy browsing!  ~ Kathyl
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