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  Media: Chocolate-coated peanut

Chocolate-coated (or chocolate-covered) peanuts are a popular bulk vending product. They consist of peanuts coated in a shell of 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.

In some countries, they are sold under the brand 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 January 9th of 1984 from Chicago based Terson Company which purchased Ward Foods in 1981. Ward foods acquired Blumenthal in 1969. They can be found at movie theaters and grocery stores around the world. 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.

Vegan chocolate-coated peanuts are make of sugar (non-refined), cocoa mass, cocoa butter, and vanillin.[1]

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

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  1. ^ "National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day". Retrieved 2017-01-25. 

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