Agreed. I hate trying to find good dried fruit, only to see that they added sugar and/or flavorings. Bitch, I just want dried fruit and not this other shit, ok? I'm ready to just by a food dehydrator and go HAM making my own dried pineapple, mango, and kiwis. (the fruit, not one of us).I'm not really sure where to put this, but I bought some dried blueberries recently. I ordered them online so I didn't really get a chance to look at the ingredients.
Upon trying them, I noticed they were definitely sweetened, but also that the blueberry flavor was both stronger than expected as well as slightly "off" and artificial. Flipped the package over and sure enough, they have "natural flavor" added.
I'm positive they added more blueberry flavor to these dried blueberries and I'm absolutely appalled. The blueberries aren't good enough already? Needed more blueberry in them? What the fuck? The absolute state of American food. Everyone's palette is so fucked up that sugary, dried fruit needs more sugar and more fruit flavor.