March 24, 2012

National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

"What god awful mess those things are. Chocolate with raisins in it. Yeah, yeah that's what kids want with their chocolate, fruit. Why don't you put sunflowers in the ding dongs while you're at it." - Stewie Griffin, "Family Guy"

It's National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day!

I actually really love chocolate covered raisins. They're like the yin and yang of the food world: while raisins are healthy, chock full of antioxidants and the like, chocolate is a little more on the sinful side of the culinary world.

It's like being a good girl with a bad girl streak on the weekends.

Best of both worlds, really.

They were also my saving grace when I was on a calorie-restrictive diet in my late teens. I could have a diet soda, a bag of popcorn, and a quarter cup of chocolate covered raisins for less than 300 calories - and that's quite the snack when you're limiting your overall intake!

They're also one of the most quintessential movie snacks there is. So, that's exactly how I chose to celebrate today's food holiday!

(With a little Hunger Games, of course.)

Happy National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day!