Organic Thompson Raisins

13 oz Bag

Retail Price: $6.49


Our Price: $4.75 (Save 27%)

13 oz Bag

Why You’ll Love It

Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are great on their own, but can also be added to recipes like baked breads, cookies, oatmeal, salads, and more. Best of all, these sweet treats are organically grown on sustainable farms and contain no GMOs, making them an option you can feel good about. Try them for yourself to see how tasty they are. See More
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About This Brand

It all started for us over 25 years ago, when we began selling natural and organic foods with belief that good food came from simple ingredients farmed from sources you could trust. Over the years, we’ve all seen a lot of food trends come and go with plenty of experts telling us what, and what not, to eat. All along, our belief has remained the same. Keep it simple and eat because it’s good! We've grown a lot since we launched our first nut butter. Today, we're 250+ products strong in over ten categories. Over 70% of our products are domestically sourced and 75% are USDA Organic. We have over 145 products Non-GMO Project Verified, and we're not stopping there; over 80 more are enrolled and on their way.
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Ingredients

Organic raisins.


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Serving Size 1/4 cup (40g) Servings Per Container About 9

Amount Per Serving

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 28g
Protein 1g

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

Manufactured on shared equipment in a plant that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat (gluten), and milk products.

Why You’ll Love Organic Thompson Raisins

Raisins can play a big role in the kitchen, despite their small size. They often find their way into delicious treats like banana bread, oatmeal cookies, parfaits, and trail mix. While they’re great as an ingredient, Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are just as tasty all on their own.

Woodsock makes their raisins from dried white grapes that are grown without any artificial chemicals. They are USDA Certified Organic, verified by the Non-GMO Project, vegetarian and vegan, and wrapped up in BPA-free packaging. Because of their purity and chemical-free nature, they’re a great choice whenever raisins are needed.

How raisins are made

Raisins are produced by drying harvested grapes. But it’s not as easy as it may sound: For a grape to dry, water inside the fruit must be completely removed from the interior of the cell walls. This can be very difficult because the grape skin contains wax in its cuticle, which prevents the water from passing through. In addition, the physical and chemical properties of the outer layers of the grape are designed to prevent water loss—so how does a grape turn into a raisin?

There are three steps that explain the process in which grapes are transformed into these chewy, dried treats:

Step 1: Pre-treatment

Pre-treatment is a crucial step in raisin production because it helps increase the rate of water removal during the drying process: With faster water removal, it decreases the rate of browning and helps to produce more desirable raisins.

The historical method of this process was developed in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor region by using a dry emulsion cold dip, which was made from potassium carbonate and ethyl esters of fatty acids. This dip was proven to increase the rate of water loss by two to three times. But recently, new methods have been developed such as exposing the grapes to oil emulsions or dilute alkaline solutions. These can help encourage water transfer to the outer surface of grapes, which in turn helps increase the efficiency of the drying process.

Step 2: Drying

There are two types of drying methods used: sun drying and mechanical drying. Sun drying is a more natural and inexpensive process, however, environmental factors like insect infections and microbial deterioration caused by rain can occur, impacting the quality of the raisins.

Mechanical drying is another way to dehydrate grapes, and can be done in a more controlled environment where rapid drying is guaranteed. One method is to use microwave heating: water molecules in the grapes absorb microwave energy resulting in speedy evaporation. Often times, microwave heating produces puffy grapes as opposed to those produced by sun drying.

Step 3: Post-drying process

After the drying process is complete, raisins are cleaned with water to remove any foreign objects that may have come in contact with them. Stems and below-grade raisins are also removed at this time. Since the washing process may cause rehydration, another drying step takes place after cleaning to ensure that the added moisture has been removed.

A closer look at the Woodstock brand

Woodstock began more than 25 years ago and for years has held onto one belief—that good food is made up of simple ingredients that come from trustworthy farms. Instead of cutting corners and lowering costs by using synthetic preservatives or GMO crops, the company focuses on making the best possible products that are ethically sourced and organically grown.

Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are just one of many products the company offers, but they are indicative of what consumers have come to expect: organic, natural, and incredibly delicious.

Why you should consider Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins

There are numerous reasons that these Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are a good call:

  • Organic: Woodstock only uses organically grown raisins, eliminating the risk of chemicals like pesticides or herbicides finding their way into them.

  • Non-GMO: High-quality, non-GMO, white grapes are used to create these tasty raisins. This means you get the real deal, not some alternative that’s made in a laboratory.

  • Sustainably farmed: Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are sourced from farms that use sustainable growing techniques, helping promote a healthier planet.

  • Less risky for food allergies: Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins are totally vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, lactose-free, and gluten-free, making them a great option for those with food allergies.

  • Simplicity: Nothing extra is added to the raisins during processing or packaging. The only thing in the bag and on the ingredient label are raisins.

Great recipes for Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins

Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins can make a great snack when eaten solo, but they’re also a diverse ingredient that can work in many recipes. When you need a fresh, bright taste, these raisins are a perfect choice—from bread to oatmeal to curry dishes, and beyond. The following recipes are a great place to start when looking for a way to incorporate them:

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

It’s not the oatmeal most would imagine. This recipe transforms rolled oats into a pudding cake that’s spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Thanks to the wholesome addition of apples, carrots, and raisins, this baked oatmeal can serve as breakfast bite or dessert

Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Bread

This recipe removes the processed grains to create a version that can be enjoyed by those on a Paleo diet. With the inclusion of Woodstock Organic Thompson Raisins it helps ensure natural sweetness and added texture that you’re sure to love.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread is a fall classic, but it can be enjoyed any time of year thanks to the bright spice of flavors and the subtle sweetness of raisins. This recipe uses gluten-free flour so those with celiac or gluten sensitivities can enjoy each and every bite.

Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Mild yet hearty, cauliflower is the perfect match for bold spices like curry and cinnamon. Roasting it with onions allows the edges to caramelize, bringing out a natural sweetness that's perfectly complemented by raisins and coconut flakes.

Reviews For Organic Thompson Raisins

Based on 12 Reviews

Delicious, Plump and Tasty

Will be on my regular list!

- Farah

seeded raisins

Would like to know if you carry any seeded rasins

- Patricia

Tasty and plump

These are good raisins. Not sure if price point compares to other stores, but we like them.

- Cheryl

Husband approved!

My husband loves these raisins - once they're opened, I need to make sure I get some before they're suddenly all gone.

- Mindy

AMAZING

I EAT THESE ALL THE TIME. THEY ARE AMAZING!

- Benjamin

Thompson raisins

Juicy and delicious.

- Sandra

Woodstock Raisins

Juicy and delicious. What more is there!

- Patricia

Best raisins I've ever tasted.

I'm not exaggerating. I wish they came in bigger bags!

- Louise

great raisins

simple, pure and delicious

- donna

Keep ordering these raisins

Great taste and fresh for a dried fruit. One of the best I have purchased.

- Victoria

Juicy, chewy, sweet, organic raisins

I have tried a lot of different brands of organic Thompson raisins over the years. These are the best! They are that perfect balance of chewy, juicy, sweetness that is satisfying as a snack, added to hot cereal, baked in oatmeal cookies or zucchini bread (Yes, I have done all of those!) They are plump and large and never dry. In addition to the pleasure they bring, you can feel good knowing that they are non-GMO and certified organic! Don't run out!

- Gloria

Yum!

I keep these raisins on hand for snacks and baked goods. I love giving them to my children as a snack and knowing they are only getting nutrition and flavor!

- Kayln

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