Friday, March 18, 2011

We're Celebrating National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day With A Giveaway!

 
March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!

Last year, Raisinets helped us celebrate Logan and Sam's birthday. They filled our favor bags and made everyone smile! This year, we were asked to help Raisinets celebrate National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day! What an honor! They also want to fill 5 reader's mailboxes with the classic chocolate candy!

Did you know:

 • All Nestlé Raisinets are produced in Burlington, Wisconsin. They are made with select California raisins and a unique blend of Nestlé Chocolate.


• Raisinets were first introduced in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Back then, it took two-and-a-half hours to produce one batch of Raisinets! Now it takes between 45 and 60 minutes.

• Today, they produce more than 1 million Raisinets per hour! Slightly less than 30 million individual Raisinets each day!

• In 2010 they produced nearly 20 million pounds of Milk and Dark Chocolate Raisinets, which is equal to approximately 8 billion individual Raisinets. If you lined them up end-to-end, they’d stretch all the way around the earth about three-and-a-half times!

• Last year they used almost seven million pounds of raisins and more than 10 million pounds of Nestlé Chocolate to produce both Milk and Dark Chocolate Raisinets.

• Raisinets are the first chocolate covered raisin candy to have a cartoon series featured on its own YouTube channel! – www.youtube.com/raisinets

In honor of National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day, Raisinets is offering 5 US readers the chance to score 2 concession boxes of Milk Chocolate Raisinets and 2 concession boxes of Dark Chocolate Raisinets! That's 4 boxes! 5 readers will be chosen randomly to receive this prize. To enter, let's be silly. Tell me just how much Raisinets mean to you and how far you would go to get them. Creative entries will not earn you a better chance, but they are definitely more fun! For two bonus entries, like them on Facebook! Don't be shy, say hi! For one entry each, follow me on Google/Networked Blogs/Facebook/Twitter. Be sure to leave comments for each entry! This giveaway ends 11:59 pm Thursday March 24. Winners will have 3 days to respond to my email before another winner is chosen. Good Luck!
Disclosure: Giveaways provided in exchange for this mention! No monetary compensation received! CashNet Sweepstakes

99 comments:

lisaray said...
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lisaray said...

Growing up, Raisinets were an EXTREME treat. The only place I knew that sold them in my hometown was at the movies, and we didn't buy snacks at the movies. (Just getting to go to the movies was enough of a rare treat!) I think the next town over was the closest place for them, so in answer to "how far I would go to get them, "I'd have to say "about 30 miles."

sweepmom said...

Raisinets are an awesome treat. I remember eating them as a kid. We didn't get them often but when we did we savored them. Now, I share that love with my son. I carry on the tradition of them being a special treat by only getting them for special occasions so they can be savored.
How far would I go to get them. Well, lets just say that if there were only one box left on the shelf and I saw someone else eyeing them up, there would be a "clean-up on isle 5" call...lol.

debbie said...

I remember getting to go as a very special treat with my mother and father to the drive in. I always got raisinettes as my snack.
I would go anywhere to get them.
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ky2here said...

I never had these as a child so it was a later in life treat. I would delete all other posts from this thread so I would be the winner (of course I have no idea how to do that).

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

they were my craving- midnight run during pregnancy

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Miss Sarah said...

I don't think I've ever had this kind of Chocolate Covered Raisins. :) My mom and sister would like this prize better than I would, so I'd give this to them if I won. :)

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bleush said...

i would be willing to give a kidney for them

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Deb said...

As I was growing up every Saturday we went to the movies. I never got popcorn(Mom made that at home) I got Raisinets. When I was 16 I went to work at that very same movies theater. I would always get some Raisinets when I was at work.

McKim said...

I would go through picking them out of the door cubby in my car when the box I had put in there had fallen over - they were a little cruddy, but I was desperate for my Raisinet fix!
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llinda29 said...

Raisinets mean to the best ever candy in the whole world

s8r8l33 said...

Chocolate Covered Raisins are my favorite. I like them every time we got to the movies.
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dlhaley said...

I love Raisinets, but I don't eat them that often. Now you got me thinking about them and I have to go to the store NOW and buy a box.
Haha. Thanks for the chance!

Kia89 said...

I absolutely love Raisinets!
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cstironkat said...

I would ride my Harley anywhere to get them. They are a great treat after riding all day.

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skkorman said...

As everyone knows, eating a pound of Raisinets a day is a healthy part of one's diet because of all the good fruit and stress-reducing chocolate. I shovel them in my mouth as often as possible!

susanlanai said...

It's actually my hubby's favorite and he'd just about go bonkers for them! Who knows what he would do?

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GANDORF57 said...

I would eat a Klondike bar for a box of Chocolate Covered Raisins!

yount said...

never did like the raisins but love the peanuts

Audrey said...

I love Raisinets because it's chocolate covered fruit. So I can tell myself it's healthy, and I can eat as much as I want. :)
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miloannjohnston said...

I like raisinets so much that i'd let my stinky outside dog sleep in my bed just to get some for FREE :)
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5webs said...

Well, you know, raisins have lots of fiber in them, and I am at that age (42) where a little extra fiber in the colon never hurt anybody. I don't know how far I'd go to get them, but my three kids would probably sell me and their father down the river to get some.
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Becca Ann said...

mmm raisinets... I would walk up hill in a blizzard both ways with no shoes on to get me some raisinets ;)

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I loved Raisinets as a kid, but I honestly can't think of the last time I had any. Love them more than bacon and would definitely walk the mile to the nearest convenient store to get some :)
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amy16323 said...

i havent had them since i was a kid.i would do 20 pushups for them and i cant even do one pushup
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Erin Cook said...

I love raisinets and love to snack on them as much as possible.
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amied027 said...

Raisinets and what the mean to me-
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Dorothy said...

I could eat them everyday, I would go as far as any store for them!

susan1215 said...

I remember eating Raisinets at the movies as a child and I thought they were only sold at theatres and I remember being so excited when I saw them at the store isles for the first time

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EmmaPeel said...

Raisinets were always a Special treat to get with a capital"S" when going around for Halloween. You could count yourself one of the lucky ones if it ended up in your pillowcase or whatever carrier one would take around. I'd dive over a coffee table while singing you light up my life for some yummy Raisinets!
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DaddyFr0gg said...

Raisinets are way better than popcorn for movie viewing. They're not all loud and crunchy, so there's no missing that important dialogue moment. Plus, they taste better. I've driven well out of the way to get a box or two before heading to the movie theater.

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Rachel said...

Raisinets are good, but I wouldn't do anything crazy for them

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Gina said...

I adore Raisinets! C'mon, delicious chocolate WITH raisins? To me that means they are healthy & they taste yummy. I love to have them at the movies & will sneak in my own because less expensive that way.
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Jean said...

Love those raisinets! I'd drive quite far to grab a box.

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susansmoaks said...

i would go to the store that is 10 miles from home in the middle of the night for raisinets
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purango said...

Raisinets means the best treat for me. I would go down the hill and around the corner for Raisinets. garrettsambo@aol.com

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