So, recently, we discovered that practically everyday there’s at least one random (and sometimes not-so-random) ‘holiday’. Today is ‘National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day’, random or not – you decide; a ‘national day’ of the USA. The origins of the celebratory day are unknown but are thought to have probably been started by the candy makers. You can find out more at holidayinsights.com or timeanddate.com
Why do we feel the need to pay a small tribute to our oddly shaped, weird but scrumptious little friends…?
Well mainly because, really, they get a pretty bad deal. They are the standard joke ‘animal poo’ gift! We laugh at them, we gawk at them, we are disgusted by them and then we go and scoff them! At Glitter and Gore HQ we feel we should celebrate them and give them a bit of credit.
I’ve seen them in Wales as Welsh Dragon or Sheep poo, I’ve seen them in Lapland, Finland, as Reindeer poo, I’ve seen ‘Polar Bear poo’ at Christmas (white chocolate coated of course), I’ve seen loads of different ideas for them on Pinterest: Easter Bunny poo, Leprechaun poo, Rat poo (at Halloween), Bear poo (camping themed parties), Hobbit poo, Dinosaur poo – oh my gosh the list goes on! But let’s face it, it’s not just for the children either, plenty of us adults would have a good chuckle if we were handed a well presented bag of some sort of poo (chocolate coated raisin variety only)!
They are such funny, flexible little fancies, great for making fun treats and snacks for all kinds of party themes celebrations and even holiday gifts – lets cut them a bit of slack today and celebrate the Chocolate Coated Raisin, in all it’s glory, just as it is!!
Want to make your own?
Try this simple, three ingredient recipe from ohsheglows.com. Or, if you have a little more time, you can make a healthier version by making your own ‘raw chocolate’ from homegrownandhealthy.com. If, however, you haven’t got time for faffing about, pay a visit to our friends at Olde Mr. Simms Sweet Shoppe in Central, Wan Chai or Langham Place, Mong Kok for a delicious, pre-made variety!