|Main ingredients||Peanuts, milk chocolate|
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 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. Many other brands also exist.
While the brand name "Goobers" is trademarked, "goober" itself is an American English word for peanut, probably derived from the Gullah word guber (meaning "peanut"), which is in turn derived from the KiKongo word n'guba.
A similar food, also commonly sold at concession counters, is the chocolate-coated raisin.
- "National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
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