National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day Date in the current year: February 25, 2016

National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day If you're nuts about nuts, then you'll love National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day. This holiday is celebrated annually on February 25.

Nuts has always been a part of human diet. The ancient Romans and Greeks loved walnut, Native Americans enjoyed pecan and the Chinese were fond of hazelnut and believed it to be one the five sacred nourishment.

Thanks to the Aztecs and Mayas we have chocolate. The first chocolate drink became popular in the 17th century in Europe. By the mid of the 18th century people learned that everything goes well with chocolate, especially nuts.

Chocolate covered peanuts are the most popular candies. They appeared in 1925 and were called Goobers. This word was a common slang for a word peanut.

The world known M&M's were introduced only in 1954. Its slogan “M&M’s, the chocolates that melt in your mouth not in your hand” was used in 1954 for the first time. Until 1960 M&M's were tan, until the first food colors (green, red and yellow) were introduced. In 1976 red dye (red #2) was prohibited as a potential carcinogen and was replaced by orange. Red dye returned only in 1987.

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