If the mention of chocolate covered raisins conjures up memories of an overpriced box of dry fruit covered in waxy chocolate at the movies, it’s time for a reboot. Sconza’s Chocolate Caramelized Cashews rocked our candy jar, and it was just a matter of time before we tried another selection from their product line. Allen isn’t a fan of raisins, so it fell to me to be the primary taste tester. I’m always up to the challenge if chocolate is involved!
Sconza’s bag promises plump, oversized raisins and they deliver. They are large, juicy, and delicious. The chocolate? Definitely dark, lusciously creamy and possibly addictive. These candies bear no resemblance to their vending machine counterparts. Although I enjoy a number of chocolate covered fruits, chocolate covered raisins have always been my favorite and Sconza’s Dark Chocolate Raisins are definitely the best I have ever eaten. Not only are they delicious, they can also be part of a healthy snacking program. Double bonus! Raisins are a good source of iron, which is essential in producing hemoglobin to transport oxygen through the blood to all the cells. They are a high fiber snack, so are a helpful digestive aid. Women can benefit from the calcium and boron in raisins to maintain bone health. Like other dried fruits, raisins provide beneficial antioxidants. The oleanolic acid found in raisins destroys the bacteria that causes tooth decay. To that impressive list, add the healthy aspects of eating dark chocolate (in moderation, of course), and this is a very low-guilt goody.
Three generations of the Sconza Family have been committed to providing high quality candies, following the traditions established by Italian immigrant Vincenzo Sconza in 1939 in San Francisco. Visit the company’s website and order some treats for yourself or as a tasty stocking stuffer for someone special.