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February 25th is National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day

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Celebrate National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day!

Lots of popular candies have their own special days on the calendar. Chocolate-covered peanuts are one of them, and in fact, National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day is arriving soon on February 25th. At Wockenfuss Candies, you can find numerous chocolate-covered nuts, including our delicious chocolate-covered peanuts. Our whole roasted peanuts are double-dipped in decadent milk chocolate for the dreamiest combination of sweet and salty. Chocolate snacks, and later chocolate-covered nuts, have been popular for countless years. Discover the long history of chocolate and chocolate-covered nuts as you treat yourself to a fresh pack of chocolate-covered peanuts from Wockenfuss

The Long History of Chocolate

Chocolate was harvested from the fruit of the cacao trees for thousands of years, and has been traced back to ancient Mayans. Before that, the ancient Olmecs who lived in the southern parts of modern-day Mexico appeared to use chocolate as well. 

It’s unclear exactly when the cacao beans came into use, but historians estimate it was around 1500 BC. The beans were believed to be used to make a drink for special ceremonies and celebrations. At that time, chocolate would have been much stronger and more bitter than we know today because neither sweeteners nor milk were used. However, they likely added some spices to this chocolate drink. 

Combining Peanuts and Chocolate

In the 1800s, chocolate finally made its transition from a drink to being made into candy or chocolate bars that for eating. Soon after, confectioners had the idea of melting chocolate and dipping nuts and other foods in it. 

Dipping fruit and nuts into chocolate became highly popular from the 19th century onwards. The first chocolate-covered nuts were sold commercially in America back in 1925. These candies were called “Goobers,” as a goober had been a traditional nickname for peanuts in the South. 

In 1954, peanut M&Ms were introduced to the public by the Mars candy company. This was an expansion on the standard chocolate-covered peanut. With its candy coating, this is the most popular form of chocolate-covered peanut enjoyed throughout the year by chocolate fans worldwide. At Wockenfuss Candies and other confectioners, you can find delicious chocolate-covered peanuts, covering whole roasted peanuts in rich milk chocolate. At Wockenfuss Candies, our peanuts are double-dipped, so the rich layer of chocolate is thick and delicious. 

How to Enjoy Chocolate-Covered Peanuts

There are numerous ways to savor chocolate-covered peanuts. Try the following snacking suggestions this February: 

  • Snack on chocolate-covered peanuts with your popcorn during a movie marathon (it’s a great combo of salty, sweet, and crunchy flavors!)
  • Add chocolate-covered peanuts to your trail mix if you need something sweet to include among your nutty and earthy flavors. 
  • Share chocolate-covered peanuts with friends and family!

You can hand out small bags of chocolate-covered peanuts to your friends or co-workers for a sweet little pick-me-up or sign of appreciation. Make sure you’re aware of allergies first! 

If you want to enjoy the classic combination of mouth-watering chocolate with crunchy, lightly roasted peanuts, chocolate-covered peanuts at Wockenfuss is a treat you will adore every time. 

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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