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Chocolate Covered Raisins


Raisins coated in a shell of either milk chocolate or dark chocolate have their special day of honor each March 24 on National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day.

Chocolate covered raisins have been popular with moviegoers for many, many years and they continue to be.  They are also a conventional bulk vending item across the country.

More than 1 million Raisinets are produced per hour.

In some countries, chocolate covered raisins are known as Raisinets. Raisinets were the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product.  Currently made by Nestle, they are the third largest selling candy in United States history.  The Blumenthal Chocolate Company introduced the Raisinets to the United States in 1927, and then in 1984, the brand was acquired by Nestle.  There are also a large number of other brands of chocolate covered raisins on the market. 

Raisins are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, iron, fiber and vitamin B.  When you combine the raisins with dark chocolate, you have a great tasting, healthy snack. HT: National Day Calendar

Unless you are one of the few people allergic to chocolate or raisins, or unless your taste buds are misaligned, you will know that chocolate covered raisins are really good.  No, seriously, they are REALLY good.  After all, there are more than one million made every single hour!

Let’s put that in perspective.  That is about 17,000 per minute or 300 per second.  That is also 24 million+ per day. It takes about 1,760 raisins to make one pound and it takes about 4-5 pounds of grapes to make one pound of raisins.  It is also interesting that 1/2 cup of raisins contains 246 calories while 1/2 cup of grapes is only 31 calories.  That is a lot of sweetness.

Here in America, raisins are like great realtors.  They are available year round.  If you want raisins with a hot bowl of oatmeal in the dead of winter after the latest round of Snowmaggeddon, then you just go to any store.  95% of raisins come from California and are regulated so they are available year-round.

Just like a raisin, a great realtor is going to be available when you are ready to go home shopping year-round.  Having a great realtor is a sweet deal that cannot be overlooked in the process.  Whether you call me for a free, no-obligation Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) to consider the possibility of selling your home or whether you just want to look at the great options of buying instead of wasting money on rent, we are ready to help you in any way that we can.

Chocolate raisins are a nice treat at any time, and so it working with a realtor who actually will return your phone calls and be there when they tell you they will be available. This is true whether you are buying a starter home for $100,000 or buying a home for $1,000,000.


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