It’s National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day on Food Porn Friday

Chocolate Covered Raisins, National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, Grapes, Raisins

Sunmaid Pure Milk Chocolate Raisins Image credit: amazon.com

Chocolate Covered Raisins, National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, Grapes, Raisins

Kirkland Milk Chocolate Raisins Image credit: amazon.com

Would you believe today is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day? That’s right! 

The historical origins of the chocolate covered raisin are unknown. They have a reputation in many countries of being food that is eaten in movie theaters. Most early references tend to originate from the Germanic-speaking regions of Europe.

In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are also known as Raisinets, which is the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product, currently made by Nestlé. Raisinets are the second largest selling candy in United States history.

Supermarket chains also sell them in bags, and they were traditionally sold by weight, from jars, in candy stores. The main ingredients in this confectionery are raisins, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Raisins, National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, Grapes, Raisins

Nestlé Raisinets Image credit: http://www.couponingtodisney.com

Have you ever tried your hands at making chocolate covered raisins? Did you know that in Australia, these sweets are more commonly referred to as chocolate-covered sultanas, rather than raisins? Yep, I heard it from the grapevine!

So today, on Food Porn Friday, whether you are a fan of Sun-Maid, Kirkland, Nestlé or any other chocolaty-covered raisiny treat that you can snack on any time of the day, celebrate the melt in your mouth decadence of National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day!

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