Raisinets Reviewed: Reasons to Eat These Raisins

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The main reason to eat raisinets? The dark chocolate, of course. Real raisins covered in bittersweet chocolate.

Bittersweet candy that nearly overwhelms the taste of the fruit!

So even if you don't like raisins, these are perfect for you.

Covered in chocolate they're not just edible, they're tasty.

And this candy doesn't cost a lot.

Cheap candy with real fruit in it. Fruit that's a good source of antioxidants.

Enough good reasons for you? No? There are a couple more.




Raisins

It seems most people like raisins. But if you're an oddball like me, you can live without them.

Or can you? Yes, but you and I would be missing out on all those free radical fighting fruit antioxidants.

I hate to miss out on anything! So how to add those antioxidants to my diet?

Try those less than appealing dried grapes covered in dark chocolate, of course.




Dark Chocolate RaisinetsĀ®

Bittersweet can make almost anything palatable, almost. So I purchased a box of dark chocolate raisinets.

I was willing to risk a dollar and change. After all, I could always give them to my mother!

Well, she's out of luck. They're good.

These chocolate covered raisins are surprisingly good. They've got a thin shell of bittersweet that's nicely balanced by the sweetness of the raisins.

The candy coating nearly covers the taste of the fruit. The raisin center is chewy but not too chewy.

This inexpensive candy even appealed to my husband who is a milk chocolate fanatic.

Ok, they're tasty but what about the nutrition facts. Reality check.




Calories in Chocolate Covered Raisins

What does the box* say? These chocolate covered raisins are...

  • a natural source of fruit antioxidants
  • 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brands
  • a Kosher candy


The 3.5 ounce box is about 2 servings. Each serving contains...

  • 180 calories
  • 8 g of fat-5 grams saturated-no transfats
  • 5 mg of cholesterol
  • 5 mg sodium
  • 32 g total carbs
  • 2 g fiber
  • 26 g sugar
  • 2 g protein
  • 4% iron-daily value


Obviously, they are not a health food but are a good snack.  Dark raisinets are reasonably healthy for you. They have a few benefits derived mainly from the raisins.

Besides fiber, the dried grapes supply potassium, a mineral most of us need more of.

The calories and fat are a concern but as always, moderation ( a challenge when it concerns chocolate!) is the key.

You might want to reduce the serving size. Three servings, at 120 calories each, is closer to the 100 calorie limit for snacking that nutritionists recommend.

*Milk allergy suffers, this candy contains lactose and nonfat milk.




If you're hungry for cheap candy, Raisinets are a good choice. At about a dollar for a 3.5 ounce box, you can't get much cheaper! The dark chocolate is tasty and the raisins are healthy. I'd call that a bargain.

They're a reasonable choice to satisfy your snack attack. So why not try them?  Or maybe you'd prefer Cherry Raisinets?






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