National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!

I know, who knew that Chocolate Covered Raisins have their own ‘National Day’ – and so they should, we love them here at Team DC. Those delicious little squidgy nuggets covered in milk or plain chocolate, oh yes, breakfast, lunch and dinner please!

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Raisins coated in a shell of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate have their own special day of honour each March 24th on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.

Chocolate covered raisins have been popular with movie-goers for many years and they continue to be so. No pick ‘n’ mix selection is complete without them.

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In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as Raisinets.  Raisinets were the earliest 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, the brand was acquired by Nestle.  There are also a large number of other brands of chocolate covered raisins on the market.

– More than 1 million Raisinets are produced per hour –

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

With thanks to www.nationaldaycalendar.com 

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