Chocolate-coated peanut

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Chocolate-coated peanut
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Chocolate-covered peanuts, goobers
Type Confectionery
Main ingredients Peanuts, milk chocolate
Cookbook:Chocolate-coated peanut  Chocolate-coated peanut

Chocolate-coated (or chocolate-covered) peanuts are a popular bulk vending product. They consist of peanuts coated in a shell of milk chocolate. They have a reputation in many countries of being food eaten in movie theaters, and are an item most familiar from the concession counter.

One common variant of this type of confection is the Boston Baked Bean. Popular in North America, these candies consist of peanuts coated with a sugar-based coating.

In some countries, they are also known as Goobers, which is the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product, made by Nestlé. Goobers were introduced in the United States in 1925 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Nestlé acquired the brand in 1984. A large number of other brands also exists.

The name "Goober" is probably derived from the Gullah word guber (meaning "peanut"), which is in turn derived from the KiKongo word n'guba.

Vegans have a non-dairy equivalent made of sugar (non-refined), cocoa mass, cocoa butter, and vanillin.[citation needed]

A similar food, also commonly sold at movie theaters, is the chocolate-coated raisin.

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