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Did you know there is a day we set aside to celebrate chocolate covered raisins? Yes, there is a day set aside for this tasty snack – National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. This special day is celebrated on the 24th of March each year. It is a day to celebrate the very tasty treat that was introduced to taste buds in 1927 by the company Blumenthal. It was a big hit and so Nestle acquired the brand and the candy giant added the treat to its holdings in 1984. Their chocolate covered raisins are known as Raisinets and they are probably the most popular brand the world over. You will find that the brand name is so synonymous with the treat that most people call any brand of chocolate covered raisins, Raisinets.
So what are Raisinets? … Ahem, we mean chocolate covered raisins? Well, they are just what their name suggests. Raisins that are covered in a shell of chocolate which can either be dark chocolate or milk chocolate. A very popular treat for the movie goes for many years you can readily find chocolate covered raisins in vending machines, grocery stores and convenience stores all across the country.
Not only is this treat tasty but you will be happy to know that it is high in potassium, calcium, fiber, iron and vitamin B thanks to the raisins in the candy. When you combine them with dark chocolate you have a great tasting snack that is also healthy. A healthy and great tasting snack is just what you want to encourage your children to have and they can have this on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.
How will you be celebrating National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day? When was the last time you had a Chocolate Covered Raisin? Treat yourself the 24th of March 21, 2019, as we celebrate 92 years of having this tasty treat that is still a favorite.