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 Truffle Obsession
Luxurious dark chocolate ganache, infused with Madagascar vanilla beans and coated with cocoa, make these truffles from Lake Champlain Chocolates worth every calorie. Details below.
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December 2006

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Chanukah Gift Guide 2006

The Tastiest Kosher Gifts

 

Most of these gifts can’t be found at your local store. We’ve scoured the country to find the best artisanal products for your family and friends.

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Erica’s Rugelach:
Coconut Macaroons

 

We love these jumbo coconut macaroons, dipped in top-quality chocolate. They’re part of our own holiday tradition. Any coconut-lover will be thrilled. Any Mounds®-lover will have found the pinnacle. Read our full review.

Certified Kosher (dairy) by KOF-K

  • Gift Tin
    1.5 Pounds, 18 Pieces
    $30.00

To purchase, telephone 1.718.965.3657, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Or, e-mail inquiries to EricasRugelach@aol.com.

Macaroons
Photo by Melody Lan.
 

 

John Kelly Chocolates:
Chocolate Fudge

 

A NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week, John Kelly Chocolate Fudge is one of the best brands of fudge we’ve ever tried. In 10 flavors, available with or without walnuts. Gift samplers let you give friends and loved ones samples of everything. If you know they have a passion for Cappuccino Fudge, you can give them large bars or 2-ounce bites. Perfect for corporate gifts.

Certified Kosher (Dairy) by KSA

  • John Kelly Chocolate Fudge
    Selections from $14.00 Up

JohnKellyChocolates.com

John Kelly Chocolate Fudge

 

 

The Chocolate Traveler:
Chocolate Wedges

 

The Chocolate Traveler lets you carry a little nosh with you without worry about crushing or melting. The reusable metal tin protects both you and your chocolate. In both regular and Chanukah-themed tins, this tasty chocolate is made in portion-control triangles that let you share with friends. The Chanukah tin comes in Milk and Dark; the traditional tin also offers Bittersweet and Crème Brulée, a delicious white chocolate, which is the most popular flavor.

Certified Kosher (Dairy) by Orthodox Union

  • 3.5-Ounce Tins
    6-Pack
    $21.00

TheChocolateTraveler.com

Also available at Trader Joe’s, CostPlus World Market and other retailers nationwide.

The Chocoate Traveler

Chanukah Tin

the chocolate traveler

Traditional Tin

 

 

 

Dancing Deer Baking Company:
Monthly Munchie: A Cookie Subscription

 

Send them a pound of delicious cookies each month and each month they’ll call to thank you for such delicious classics as Maple Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chip and seasonal treats such as Shortbread Hearts for February.

Certified Kosher by Star-D

  • Monthly Munchie: A Cookie Subscription
    $49.95 for 3 months
    $89.95 for 6 months
    $169.96 for 12 months

DancingDeer.com

Dancing Deer Monthly Munchies

 

 

Guittard Chocolate Tasting Kit

 

For the chocolate connoisseur, the Guittard Chocolate Tasting Kit is an exercise in single origin tasting.  Compare the different regions alone on four different occasions, or have a party with three friends.

Certified Kosher by Orthodox Union

  • Single Origin Chocolate Tasting Kit
    $15.96
  • 2-Ounce Chocolate Bar Sampler
    $35.00

Guittard.com

 

Guittard Chocolate Tasting Kit
 

 

Lake Champlain Chocolates:
Holiday Gifts

We’ve reviewed Lake Champlain Chocolates numerous times. They never stop creating new products, recently introducing an organic line. Now, Lake Champlain Chocolates has introduced a holiday line of chocolate ranging from tempting chocolate assortments to foil-wrapped gelt (or, coins). Golden Chocolate Coins Gift Box contains milk and dark chocolate coins wrapped in decorative gold and copper foil. For the chocolate sensualist, a box of silky-smooth truffles may be in order.

Certified Kosher by Star-D

  • Artisan Chocolate Assortment
    $35.00
  • Chocolate Coins Gift Box
    $15.00
  • Truffle Obsession
    (Photo At Top Of Page)
    16 Dark Chocolate Truffles
    $35.00

LakeChamplainChocolates.com

Lake Champlain Chocolates
Artisan Chocolate Assortment

Chocolate Coins Gift Box

Chocolate Coins Gift Box

 

 

Jer’s Handmade:
Peanut Butter Balls

 

These Peanut Butter Balls by Jer’s Handmade was a favorite of ours and we wrote a review a few months ago. We still love them and think it would make a perfect gift for any friend who loves peanut butter.

Certified Kosher (Dairy) by Orthodox Union

  • Various Assortments, Gift-Boxed
    $6.00 to $99.00

IWantChocolate.com

Jer's Handmade Peanut Butter Ball

 

 

Max Brenner:
Bon Bons and Gift Packages

Max Brenner, “Chocolate By The Bald Man,” has landed in New York from Israel and is making waves with his fun and tasty concept restaurant/chocolate shops. If you can’t get to the stores, the chocolate will come to you. There are lots of choices for kids, but we personally love the sophisticated bon bons, in traditional as well as cutting-edge flavors like praline cream with cornflakes, dark cherry ganache with cherry liqueur, praline cream with roasted coconut.

Certified Kosher by Bet-Shemesh Rabbinate

  • Bon Bons
    $12.90, Box of 9
    $23.90, Box of 18
    $42.90, Box of 36
  • Holiday Package 2
    Apples, Nuts, Truffles and Bonbons
    $49.00

MaxBrenner.com

Max Brenner Bon Bons
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Najla’s:
Gone Nuts Nut Mix

Winner of “Best of Show” and “Best New Snack Food” at this year’s KosherFest, Najla’s Gone Nuts is a light nut mix for people who like to snack. Najla, whose chocolate chip cookies we also highly recommended (and reviewed in this month’s issue), mixed together almonds, macadamias, pecans and walnuts with a gentle blend of spices. It’s healthy too, containing no butter, oil, or trans fat.

Certified Kosher (Dairy) by Orthodox Union

  • Gone Nuts
    8-Ounce Bag
    $8.95

Najlas.com

Najla Gone Nuts
 

 

Numi Tea:
Velvet Flowering Tea Chest

We’ve seen it all, but we just go crazy for this flowering tea set. Leaves of Chinese tea are specially tied into balls and buds by local craftspeople. Drop them into boiling water and they “bloom” into beautiful flowers...and steep into delicious tea. A gift that dazzles as well as brings great pleasure to any tea-lover.

Certified Kosher by Natural Food Certifiers
Certified Organic by QAI

  • Velvet Flowering Tea Chest
    12 Pieces
    $49.00
  • Glass Tea Pot
    $16.95

NumiTea.com

Flowering Tea Chest
Velvet Flowering Tea Chest

Tea Pot
Tea Pot (4 Styles Available)
 

 


 

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