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National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

Rev up your appetite and lick your lips, it's National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day! Chocolate covered raisins are raisins coated or covered in milk, dark, or white chocolate. They are made by coating raisins in oil and spinning them in a hot drum with chocolate. A popular bulk vending product, chocolate covered raisins also are often sold at concession stands, especially at movie theaters. They are commonly sold in boxes, but also can be found in bags in supermarkets. Early on they were sold in candy stores, where they were stored in jars and sold by their weight.

One of the most popular brands of chocolate-covered raisins is Raisinets. They were also the earliest brand, having first been manufactured in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Nestlé acquired them in 1984, and Ferrera acquired them in 2018. Paynes Poppets is a prominent brand in the United Kingdom. Sun-Maid Chocolate Covered Raisins are made by Promotion in Motion, Inc., the company that is known for making Welch's Fruit Snacks.

How to Observe

Celebrate the day by eating chocolate covered raisins! You could purchase some from a bulk vending machine or electric vending machine, from a concession stand at a location like a movie theater, or from a store. Maybe you could even find some in jars at a candy store! Some brands you could try include Raisinets, Paynes Poppets, and Sun-Maid. If you want to work up a bit of an appetite before indulging, you could make your own.

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