Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

25 February is Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day. Image: Pixabay

Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day!

Today is the perfect day for you to celebrate a delicious sweet treat, it is Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day!

Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

25 February is Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day. Image: Pixabay

Get ready to celebrate Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day!

This popular and delicious treat is the perfect reason to enjoy the delightful crunch and sweet goodness of chocolate covered peanuts.

History of Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day

To fully address the history of chocolate covered peanuts, we must discuss the origins of chocolate.

The ancient Mayan people and the ancient Olmecs who lived in what is now Mexico used chocolate, which was harvested from the fruit of the cacao trees, thousands of years ago.

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Historians believe that cacao beans were first used around 1500 BC to make a drink for special ceremonies and celebrations.

At that time, chocolate was much stronger and more bitter than it is today, since they didn’t use sweeteners or milk, but they probably did use some spices.

Chocolate transitions from a drink to candy

In the mid 1800s, chocolate transitioned from being used in a drink to being made into a candy or bar that could be eaten.

The invention of the chocolate bar led to the idea of melting chocolate and covering nuts and other foods with it.

Dipping nuts and fruit into chocolate became popular in the 19th century.

The first commercially sold nuts covered in chocolate were Goobers in America in 1925.

The Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate and Cocoa Company created the first Goobers, which Nestlé purchased in 1984.

In 2018, the company transitioned to ownership by the Fererro company.

In 1954, the Mars company introduced peanut M&Ms.

This added a colorful candy coating to the outside of the treat, expanding on the standard chocolate-covered peanut.

Chocolate-coated nuts, along with popcorn, have a reputation for being a snack to enjoy while watching movies.

It’s unclear when chocolate-covered peanuts were first awarded their own day, but the unofficial festival originated in the US, which makes sense because that’s also where the chocolate-covered peanut originated!