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Chocolate and Easter

Chocolate and Easter

Why are chocolates, bunnies, eggs and candy associated with Easter, a religious holiday? Long ago, pagans had many springtime rituals and symbols which became absorbed into the Easter celebration. Eggs are associated with new life, and Christianity has tied them to Jesus' resurrection and emergence from the tomb. Eggs were also a forbidden food during Lent, so people would color them in festive colors and save them to eat during the Easter feast. Jellybeans, with their oval egg shape came onto the scene in the 1930's, and other candies soon jumped on the bandwagon. Chocolate makers started making chocolate filled...

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Why Chocolate on Valentine's Day?

Why Chocolate on Valentine's Day?

A quick history: While the first talk of Valentine's Day started in the age of Chaucer, eating and giving chocolate for the holiday didn't start until much later, in the mid 1800's. It was then that Richard Cadbury figured out a process to separate chocolate into "drinking chocolate" and extract the excess cocoa butter to be made into "eating chocolates". Although Cadbury didn't patent the first red, heart shaped box, it is believed that he made the first one. The boxes were beautiful and cherished, and after the candy was gone, could be used to hold mementos. Some have even...

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Holiday Open House!

Holiday Open House!

Come to our Open House Sunday, Nov. 19 - Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 12-4. Come in and sample our new mix flavors, taste some of the wines we sell, and enter to win daily raffle prizes! Get some holiday shopping done before the craziness of Black Friday, and stock up for you and your guests!

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The Holidays Start Today!

The Holidays Start Today!

Even though the temperature is still warm, September is the start of the holiday season at Red Rocker Candy. We are gearing up, cranking production, and making more of the candy you LOVE! Keep an eye out, starting in early October Peppermint Bark will be back! Also, new this year we have Snow Day Mix, which is white pretzels, Junior Mints, Nonpariels, and crushed peppermint all drizzled with dark chocolate. So start thinking about your gift giving lists, because we have you covered!

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Cruise-In a Huge Success!

Cruise-In a Huge Success!

We filled the parking lots around Red Rocker with amazing classic and modern cars on Saturday, August 5th. We had 98 cars cruise in, doubling last year's attendance! $1000 in proceeds will be donated to Fluvanna County Habitat for Humanity. Thanks to everyone who participated, click here to see more pictures from the show!

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