Aren't they the same in taste and texture?
They tend to look prettier!
I think there's a difference in flavor. The dark raisins are very sweet, while the golden ones have a tartness, so they seem less sweet.
I also think the golden raisins tend to be more moist and plump.
I always assumed that the golden raisins were made with white grapes while the dark ones were made with red grapes..Most dried fruit are treated with sulfur dioxides and it is not a bleaching agent, is it?