― I have never been a fan of dried fruit. The leathery texture always sent me packing for the real thing. Occasionally, I would give into a recipe that called for dried apricots and dates, thinking it would make the experience more authentic. My plate was always the one with them in a little pile. No matter how fresh they were, the rubbery texture always got in the way of any taste they might still have. ∙ That's why I'm thrilled to have found Fruit Bliss. It is the closest thing to eating [...].