ORGANIC Whole Dried Cranberries, the "All American" dried fruit of fruits, are delightfully chewy, with an exhilarating tart taste. They tend to surprise, by offering a pleasing hint of sweetness, but not too much! So add these to your chocolate, to compliment any nuts, on any chocolate. May the best chocolate with cranberries win. Cranberries were first harvested by American Indians who used them to make a cooked sauce with honey or maple sugar, which was then used as a condiment for meat. These tart, ruby colored, berries quickly became an essential part of the Pilgrims' diet. Cultivation of the cranberry began in the area of Massachusetts known as Cape Cod in the early 1800s. Success led to the industry spreading. Presently Wisconsin is the largest producer. Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington are also major Cranberry producers.