National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day Date in the current year: March 24, 2016

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day Raisins coated with dark chocolate or milk chocolate have their own special day to be honored. March 24 is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day.

Raisinets, introduced by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company to the United States in 1927, became very popular among Americans. Today chocolate covered raisins are manufactured by Nestlé, that owned the Blumenthal in 1984, and they are the third largest selling candy in the U.S. history. Not a single movie-goer can imagine watching film without a pack of popcorn or a bag of Raisinets.

We don't know if the idea of chocolate covered raisins belongs to the Blumenthals. As far as hard chocolate was invented in 1847, confectioners could develop any kind of chocolate candies, including chocolate-dipped raisins. By the way, food historians believe, that raisins were discovered accidentally, when humans came across grapes drying on the vine.

Raisinets is a healthy and tasty snack. Raisins are a great source of potassium, calcium, iron, fiber and Vitamin B. And chocolate is a source of important minerals and antioxidants. That is why combination of raisins and chocolate is not only tasty, but also healthy.

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