National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to chocolate covered raisins. Such a simple combination of ingredients gives incredible flavor! Try this dessert yourself, because that’s exactly what the holiday of March 24 requires you to do.
The history of National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day is not known. It was probably suggested to be celebrated by lovers of this simple dessert to make it even more popular!
Researchers claim that the first officially confirmed appearance of raisins in chocolate was in 1927. We have to thank the Blumenthal brothers, who owned a chocolate factory in Philadelphia, for creating a peculiar dessert. In addition to chocolate-covered raisins, they invented many other varieties of candy that are now in great demand across America.
Today, chocolate-covered raisins are produced by the Ferrara Candy Group. Many confectionery companies have also established their own production of sweets, which differ in the raisins used and the different chocolate glazes.
- Chocolate is an ancient delicacy that was invented by ancient American tribes (Mayans and Aztecs). They crumbled the cocoa beans into the water and heated it. The result was a chocolate drink. The first bar of chocolate did not appear until 1842.
- Raisins are high in B vitamins and rich in magnesium. Consumption of raisins helps to strengthen the nervous system and make the body more resistant to stress.
- The average nutritional value of 100 grams of chocolate-covered raisins is 390 kcal.
How to celebrate
Buy ready-made chocolate-covered raisins at the store or cover the dried grapes with chocolate icing yourself. Your family and friends will be pleasantly surprised by such a treat. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Choose the best combination of chocolate and raisins.
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When is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day in 2024?
National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day is observed on March 24 each year.