March 24 raisins coated in either dark chocolate or milk chocolate have their special day of appreciation on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.
In numerous countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as #Raisinets and more than 1 million are produced per HOUR. Raisinets were the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product. The Blumenthal Chocolate Company introduced the Raisinets to the United States in 1927, the brand was acquired by Nestle in 1984, and continue to be produced by Nestle which is the third largest selling candy in United States history. Today there are also a large number of other brands of chocolate covered raisins on the market.
For many many years, chocolate covered raisins have been popular and continue to be. Raisins are an excellent source of vitamin B, potassium, calcium, iron, and fiber. When you combine raisins with dark chocolate you get a yummy healthy snack.