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March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to wrap some
sweetness in sweetness because it's National Chocolate Covered Raisin
Day! Sometimes fruit and chocolate is a match made in
or your kitchen! Let's get right into celebrating National
Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday simply because people love chocolate
raisins... that's all there is to it! There are tons of chocolate
lovers out there that enjoy coating fruit in chocolate and raisins are
one of the most commonly dipped fruits. In fact, Raisinets
one of the first commercially available brands of chocolate covered
raisins and they've been around since 1927 in the United States.
They're produced by Nestle now but they originally got their start with
the Blumenthal Chocolate Company, before Nestle bought them out in 1984.
Raisinets aren't the only brand out there today; there are also Brach's
and Sun-Maid chocolate covered raisins and in the United Kingdom there
is a brand called Paynes Poppets. There are even vegan and sugar-free
versions of this tasty snack! So you'll have a wide selection to choose
from. It's funny, a lot of people don't like eating raisins
once you cover them in chocolate they have no problem eating handfuls
of them. These treats can either come wrapped in milk chocolate or dark
chocolate and there's not much too the process of their creation. They
just coat the raisins in oil and then spin them around in a big tub to
coat them in chocolate. Pretty simple to do and you can do it yourself
if you want! I'd personally skip the oil. Enjoy your
So how can you celebrate today? Well, head on down to your
grocery store and pick of a container of these little chocolate treats!
There are a wide variety of brands to pick from so choose wisely. You
could even buy one of each to see who makes the best tasting chocolate
covered raisins. Just don't eat too much; you'll get sick of them
quick! Or you could pick up some raisins and chocolate and
your own at home! Get a little creative and get some golden raisins,
regular raisins, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate.
Those ingredients will give you six different versions to try out.
could even get really creative and dip them in milk chocolate, let them
cool, then dip them in white chocolate, let them cool and then dip them
in dark chocolate and let them cool. Oh yes, a triple-dipped chocolate
covered raisin! I bet your tongue won't know what to do at that point!
Then you can play a little game where each of you gets
blindfolded and then you're fed one of each kind. All you
do is guess what kind of raisin it is and what kind of chocolate it's
covered with. The winner gets a bag of the triple-dipped
chocolate covered raisins ;). Have fun with today and enjoy