National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
(Also known as National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day)
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day is observed next on Friday, March 24th, 2023 (3 days from today).
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National Chocolate Raisin Day is celebrated on March 24 every year. Chocolate covered raisins are chocolates in which the raisins are covered with a milky, dark or white chocolate coating. They are commonly known in many countries for being eaten in movie theaters, and it is a familiar dish at franchise stands. Supermarket chains also sell them as bags mostly under brands. They are traditionally sold by weight, from jars, in candy stores. Raisins are rich in calcium, potassium, iron, and fiber and B vitamins and when you combine raisins with dark chocolate, you will have a delicious and healthy snack.
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day origin
Movie junkies have been snacking on chocolate covered raisins in the past. Somehow, popcorn, a box of chocolate-covered raisins come together perfectly. It also doesn't matter the type of film. Chocolate-covered raisins are also a regular bulk vending item around the country.
In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are called Raisinets. Raisinets manufactures the first and is one of the most popular brands of the product. Now made by Nestle, they are the third best-selling candy in US history. The Blumenthal Chocolate Company brought Raisinets to the American public in 1927, and then, was transferred to Nestle in 1984. However, there is still a lot of other brands producing chocolate covered raisins for us.
"Raisinets," which appeared in 1927 at the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the most widely known name for chocolate-covered raisins. They and other candies made by the Blumenthal Brothers became popular as a snack of choice in movie theaters across the United States during this time.
Nestle Corporation acquired the Raisinets, Goobers and SnoCaps brands in 1984 but later sold these and other brands to the Ferraro Group, where Raisinets are still manufactured in the United States under the Ferrara Candy Corporation. Of course, Raisinets isn't the only chocolate covered raisin brand in the world. Many other brands sell chocolate covered raisins with their own twists and flavors.
Chocolate covered raisins are no exception. There are countless recipes for desserts, trail mixes, and granolas with great ideas for the charcuterie board. A simple yet irresistible idea - raisins stuffed with chocolate covered raisins. Excellent!
How to Celebrate Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
There is no difficulties in celebrating Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. It's an easy way to relax and enjoy the little things that (literally) make life special.
Let's look at a few different ways to give a nod to this spectacular day:
Share chocolate covered raisins with friends
This day offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy generosity by sharing chocolate-covered raisins with everyone around. Friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members can all enjoy joining in on the Chocolate-covered Raisin Day celebration!
Grab some bags and pass them around, make some at home to share with others, or buy some individually sized packs and tie them with ribbon for a special, personal gift.
Get creative with chocolate covered raisins
Enjoy the chocolate covered raisins made by your self is one of the best ways to celebrate this day!
Those who really love this little dish can turn their innovation into the kitchen and find new ways to enjoy them. For the truly dedicated, there's nothing like sprinkling some of these mini pastries into the chocolate cake batter before cooking. Or go a step further and adorn the top of the cake with them to add sweetness to a rich chocolate cake.
Then there are viewers who come across the most amazing cookie the world has ever known: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (or devil's chocolate chip, for non-fans). Instead of whole raisins, let use Chocolate Covered Raisins to turn this delicious cookie into the greatest cookie. Sure it's not completely healthy for the body when each raisin is covered with a layer of milky white chocolate, but the taste is completely out of this world!
Make your own chocolate covered raisins
For the creative, self-convincing, a melting pot can even be used to melt chocolate, whether black, milky, white or whatever is fancy and dip the grapes dry your own on it. It can be a little difficult to separate them into individual portions, but they are still delicious when they stick together.
Of course, adding peanuts to the mix gives a fresh twist to the beloved dish that is sometimes referred to as GORP: Good Old Raisins and Peanuts.
Want to really make Chocolate Covered Raisins Day special? Use the variety of raisins above and experience all the possibilities!
ObservedNational Chocolate Covered Raisins Day has been observed annually on March 24th.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Friday, March 24th, 2023
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