Wash and pick through the cranberries. Discard any mushy cranberries, including any berries that have even a very small soft spot. The last thing you want to do is to bite into a berry that is going bad. Nope, nope, nope, you don’t want to eat a bad berry. Here’s a “Where’s Waldo”…can you see the bad berries. Hint: I made it REALLY easy for you. Look in the middle.