Chocolate Covered Raisins
The classic taste of premium raisins, balanced with decadent chocolate! A bridge party/movie theater/good time favorite. 4 oz heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.
A Bit of History
The chocolate-covered raisin follows a tradition of panning, or covering, seeds and fruit in candy, and became popular with 1940s bridge players who played bridge for hours on end. Finger foods, such as the hostess mints, bridge mix and chocolate covered peanuts, let them snack without having to put their cards down.
For thousands of years, people covered nuts and seeds with sugary shells, dating back to the anicient Romans. The early sugar plum of the 17th century was actually a small nut or seed with layers of sugar – often taking weeks to make. When machinery made chocolate smooth and easy-to-manage in the late 1800s, candy-makers coated nuts, caramels, marshmallows and other tasty treats with chocolate. And from this… the Bridge Mix was born.