Munson’s has been making delectable chocolates since 1946 – shown here their dark chocolate covered raisins.

Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com


On this date in 1927 Nestle’s produced the first Raisinets, apparently making this chocolate covered raisins day. That sounded like a perfect excuse to head to a candy shop. Fortunately, New England is home to a top of the line chocolate maker, Munson’s, where they create delectable dark chocolate covered raisins.


In addition to the terrific taste, dark chocolate covered raisins are also considered one of the healthiest of candy choices. Dark chocolate has been linked to heart health and raisins are said to have all around nutritional benefits, including potassium and vitamins.


According to an article on nutrition and health put out by the mayoclinic.org, although the verdict may still be out on whether or not chocolate is truly good for you, cocoa is a main ingredient in chocolate and flavanols found in cocoa beans have “antioxidants effects that reduce cell damage implicated in heart disease.” The article goes on to say that some studies show dark chocolate may also help to lower blood pressure and improve vascular functions. However, it stresses that moderation is key when consuming a sweet treat that also contains sugar and fat.




So, if you are going to indulge it might as well be the best – which brings us back to Munson’s. This Connecticut-based family business boasts of “three generations of chocolatiers”, and as noted on their website is Connecticut’s largest retail chocolate manufacturer. Ben and Josephine Munson opened their first shop in 1946. Munson’s now has a number of candy stores, as well,  their goods can be ordered.


And with Easter just around the corner, more than their dark chocolate covered raisins are popular! Visit https://www.munsonschocolates.com/  or call 888-686-7667 for more information.