Thursday, March 24, 2011
March 24th is Happy "chocolate covered raisins" Day. Raisinets have become a very popular candy. I love raisins and I love chocolate. A great combination.
Chocolate-coated (or chocolate-covered) raisins are a popular bulk vending product. They consist, as the name suggests, of raisins coated in a shell of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate. They have a reputation in many countries of being food eaten in movie theaters, and are an item familiar from the concession counter. The supermarket chains also sell them in bags and they were traditionally sold by weight from jars in candy stores.
In some countries, they are also known as Raisinets, which is the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product, currently made by Nestlé. Raisinets were introduced in the United States in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Nestlé acquired the brand in 1984. A large number of other brands also exists. Even Sunmaid coats their raisins due to the popularity of the item.