I feel sorry for prunes. There is probably no other fruit that’s so closely associated with old people and bowel habits. And that’s not a knock on old people, because I’m practically one myself. Just the word P-R-U-N-E has a negative connotation. Wrinkly. Laxative. Think I’m wrong? Just try to ask the kid who stocks the dried fruit aisle at the grocery store where you can find the prunes, without feeling like you have to whisper. Oh. You have that problem. Smirk. Middle of aisle on the left. How many other fruits do you know that had to change their name for marketing purposes? Dried Plums – I’m talking about you. Continue Reading..