Today on the tray: Chocolate-covered nuts

February 25 is National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day. 

Since I have already posted about Goobers and Almond Joy for other occasions, I had to think of another chocolate-covered nut candy for today’s post so as not to repeat myself. Fortunately, I was able to consult Wikipedia’s list of chocolate bar brands.

ChunkyI wouldn’t necessarily have thought of Chunky, because to me, raisins are Chunky’s more memorable ingredient. But there are nuts in there too, so it counts. Therefore, in honor of National Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day, I present to you this vintage Chunky commercial. I feel as though I should know the name of the character actor wearing the bowtie. If you know who it is, please leave a message in the comments. (Update: My mother tells me it’s Arnold Stang.)

Vintage Chunky commercial (1955-1960)

take fiveThere is also a chocolate candy bar with nuts called Take 5. I had never heard of that one, but I immediately thought of the famous jazz piece by that name. Even if you don’t like jazz, you’ve heard this:

Dave Brubeck Quartet,“Take Five” (1961)

The candy bar Take 5 is not named after the jazz composition. It is named for its five ingredients: milk chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, pretzels, and of course, peanuts.

Whether you eat Goobers, Almond Joy, Chunky, Take Five, or some other chocolate-covered nut product, have a great National Chocolate-Covered Nut Day!

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