Chocolate Covered Raisins - Chocolate Candy in Harpers Ferry, WV - True Treats Historic Candy

Chocolate Covered Raisins, Almonds, and Peanuts


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Most people know chocolate covered raisins,m peanuts, and almonds from movie theaters or their grandmothers’ house. Actually, these delights were sent to WWI soldiers and later a favorite among bridge players in the 1920s-1950s: hold the cards with one hand and eat with the other. An all-time favorite for festive times and times where you need something festive. Three 4-ounce bags with an historic tag and the story on the label.

A Bit of History

Chocolate lovers! Enjoy the ultimate in finger foods, satisfyingly sweet. In fact, bridge players starting  in the 1920s sat around tables for entire evenings obsessed with their favorite game. Put down their cards to eat? Forget it! That’s where bridge mix – including a movie theater favorite, chocolate covered raisins – was handy, pieces so small they could snack with one hand and hold their cards with the other. In fact, chocolate covered fruit and nuts were so popular, folks at home sent boxes along to the WWI soldiers. But the story actually began  when people started covering fruit, nuts and seeds with sugary coatings, dating back to the ancient Romans. In the late 1800s, when machinery enabled candy-makers to quickly and inexpensively coat just about anything with chocolate,  chocolate coated nuts, caramels, marshmallows,  and other tasty treats came along.  And here we are today.  Comes in a 6-ounce recyclable bag with a twist tie and the story on the label.

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