I'm not trying to start a tasteless thread, here. I'm genuinely curious. I bought some delicious dried plums and apricots at Costco yesterday, and I've been munching them all day - being careful not to eat too many. I'd like to polish off the rest of them right here and now, but I'm afraid of the consequences. So, how many prunes can a person eat before they'll regret it? While I'm on the subject, how healthy for you are dried fruits (specifically prunes & apricots)? Seems to me they'd be a great source of something (?) in your diet, but I wouldn't know what. Are there any nasty consequences (health-wise) to be had in snacking on them all day instead of, say, chips or other not-so-good-for-you snacks? Are there any other healthy snacks that you people like to eat? Are peanuts healthy? I'm trying to stay away from the common junk food.