Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A very chocolaty Chanukah

As parents of hyped-up kids around the world will agree, oil isn’t the only ingredient many Chanukah treats have in common.

In fact, between the sufganiyot, the chocolate coins, the Chanukah cookies, and who knows what else, the festival tends to be almost as sugar-laden as Purim.

Which means that there’s no better time to visit a chocolate factory than on Chanukah.

And, so, during our recent trip to Katzrinthe scenic town known as the “capital of the Golan Heights” -  we headed over to the boutique chocolate factory in Kibbutz Ein Zivan.

Visitors get to watch the chocolatiers at work, taste some of the handmade confections, and even try their own hands at chocolate-making.

Here are some of the chocolate sculptures on display:

IMG_2883 Chocolate houses

IMG_2928 Chocolate vase with flowers

IMG_2929 Chocolate web and spiders

IMG_2931 Chocolate snowman and igloo

IMG_293724 different flavors of pralines. Added bonus: random capital letters scattered throughout the sign. (Click on the picture for a closer view.)

Finally, if all this talk about chocolate has made you hungry, check out the newest Kosher Cooking Carnival here. Special thanks to Miriyummy for including my No-Name Bars.

חנוכה שמח וחודש טוב!


  1. I love a good praline. But just one, please.

    Now I must do my own duty and link to Miriyummy as well... she did a wonderful KCC.

  2. Leora - The problem with limiting it to just one is that you then have to choose between white, dark, or milk chocolate... :-)

  3. I like milk chocolate; Belgian chocolate being my favorite.

  4. Ilana-Davita - I also prefer milk chocolate.
    The founder of the chocolate factory we visited is from Venezuela, and the chocolate is supposed to have both Israeli and South American influences.

  5. They look so amazing, it's a shame to eat them! And I'm a big chocolate fan.

  6. Ariella - LOL! It sounds like you would really enjoy visiting this factory!
    Shavua tov!


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