There’s a delicious sweet treat that doesn’t get the love it deserves, it lives in the hearts of theater goers the world over, and masquerades as a healthy addition to trail mix. Outside it is the utter definition of decadence, rich delicious chocolate that shines in the light with its own inner richness. Within, coated in a lovers embrace that caresses every nook and cranny is that beloved childhood treat, the raisin. Combined these two come together to create a sweet and rich symphony of flavor on the tongue. Chocolate Covered Raisin Day celebrates this delicious treat and its place in the hearts of people everywhere.
History of Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
The history of Chocolate Covered Raisin Day celebrates the history of that self-same treat. One of the most common brands of chocolate covered raisins on the market is Raisinets, first introduced to the world in 1927. Such was its success that candy giant Nestle took the opportunity to add it to its holdings in 1984. While many other brands exist in the market at large, Raisinets has become the Kleenex of the chocolate covered raisin world. When people are talking about chocolate covered raisins, regardless of the brand, they tend to refer to them as Raisinets. They’re just that good, and that defining of this type of candy. They are the third largest selling candy in United States history
How to Celebrate Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
Chocolate Covered Raisins by the handful is just the beginning of the best ways to celebrate this delicious holiday! Those who truly love Chocolate Covered Raisins reach their innovation into the kitchen, and find new ways to enjoy them. For the truly dedicated, there’s nothing like sprinkling a handful into chocolate cake batter before cooking, and then adorning the top of the cake with them to add a sweet bite to a rich chocolatey cake.
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
Then there are those who take the most amazing cookie the world has known (Or the devils chocolate chip to those who aren’t fans) the Oatmeal Raisin cookie, and use Chocolate Covered Raisins to turn this healthy cookie favorite into the pinnacle of decadence. Sure it’s not quite as good for you when each raisin is coated in a milky rich coating of chocolate, but the flavor is absolutely out of this world! For those who are the DIY type, you can even take a crock-pot and melt down chocolate, dark, milk, white, what have you, and dip your favorite cookies there-in. Want to really make Chocolate Covered Raisin Day special? Use a variety of types of raisins in the above, and experience all the possibilities!