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March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

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If 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 heaven... or your kitchen!  Let's get right into celebrating National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!


Today is a holiday simply because people love chocolate covered 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 are 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.

But 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 but 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 chompables!


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 make 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.

You 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 have to 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 the chewy goodness!

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