Yesterday I made a discovery by using "dried cranberries" in a salad. I opened this package that lived silently and undisturbed in my home for over a year now, thinking it had to go, but I tasted first... wooooow! Little did I know that these "dried" cranberries have the texture of raisins but a much better balance of sweet and sour compared to raisins. I was expecting hard-dried fruits. I added a handful to my salad improvisation yesterday and ended up with a stunning result and very nice comments and questions; http://www.cheftalk.com/t/69652/what-did-you-have-for-dinner/3870#post_476808 These dried cranberries are very unknown on my side of The Large Pond. What else do you guys on the other side use them in? I bought this package more than a year ago in the German Lidl discount where it was sold as a temporary item.