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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISIN DAY

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISIN DAY

When it comes to a National Day, a chocolate covered raisin or a box of them is worth celebrating. On March 24th, National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day celebrates raisins coated in a shell of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

Moviegoers have been snacking on chocolate covered raisins for many, many years. Somehow, popcorn, a box of chocolate covered raisins go together perfectly. It doesn’t matter the kind of movie either. Chocolate covered raisins are also a conventional bulk vending item across the country.

In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as Raisinets. Raisinets produced the first and one of the most popular brands of the product. Currently made by Nestle, they are the third-largest selling candy in United States history.  The Blumenthal Chocolate Company introduced the Raisinets to the United States in 1927, and then in 1984, Nestle acquired the brand. However, a large number of other brands produce chocolate covered raisins for us to enjoy.  

Raisins are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, iron, fiber and vitamin B.  When you combine the raisins with dark chocolate, you have a great tasting, healthy snack.  

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateCoveredRaisinDay

Enjoy your favorite brand of chocolate covered raisins. Or, make your own.  

Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies
Easy Chocolate-Covered Raisins (Crock-Pot)
Deluxe Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies

Use #ChocolateCoveredRaisinDay to post on social media.

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CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISIN DAY HISTORY

Hometown Hall continues to research the origins of this snack food holiday.