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These yummy personalized jumbo sugar cookies from Harry & David make a perfect small gift or party favor. Photo by Katharine Pollak | The Nibble.
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November 2010

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Kosher Gifts

Chocolates & Sweet Treats For Hanukkah 2010

 

Whether you spell it Hanukkah or Chanukah, here are some of our favorite kosher food gifts. See our kosher gift recommendations from previous years as well. And we have even more ideas: Check out our 2010 Holiday Gift Lists to find something for everyone on your list.

Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.

     

Dale & Thomas:
Chocolate Overload Popcorn

 

Dale & Thomas popcorn is welcomed by the sophisticated palate. It’s not oversweetened and is elegant enough that it can become a light dessert or a garnish for ice cream. With 17 flavors to choose from, Dale & Thomas makes it easy with a selection of 6-pack samplers. The “Chocolate Overload” gift box comes with Dark Fudge With Praline Almonds, Chocolate Chunk N’Caramel, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate, Twice-As-Nice Chocolate, Double Chocolate and Black & White Biscotti. There are savory options too, such as Blazing Buffalo and Southwest Cheddar Chipotle and White Cheddar Black Peppercorn. We never met a flavor we didn’t like.

  • 6 Bag Sampler
    $29.95
  • Certified kosher by OU(D)

Buy online at DaleAndThomasPopcorn.com

  Chocolate Popcorn
Popcorn is gluten-free and whole grain too! Photo courtesy Dale & Thomas.
     

Enstrom’s:

Assorted Chocolates & Chocolate Truffles


Our favorite toffee maker (see below) also offers a selection of lovely chocolates. The assorted collection includes luscious dark and milk chocolate-covered creams, fresh roasted nut clusters and delectable chews. Dark and milk chocolate truffles are filled with chocolate ganache balanced with fruit purées and liqueurs. A perfect choice for the chocoholic in your life!

  • Classic Chocolate Assortment
    20 piece, 12.3-ounce Box
    $21.95
  • Premium Truffle Assortment
    20 piece, 11-ounce Box
    $16.95
  • Certified kosher by Scroll K / Vaad
  • Hakashrus of Denver

Buy online here.

 

Chocolates

You can’t go wrong with a box of classic chocolates. Photo courtesy Enstrom.

     

Enstrom’s:

Dark & Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee


A Nibble Top Pick Of The Week, Enstrom’s delicious American-style almond toffee hits the jackpot. It’s very buttery but not too rich, sweet but not too sweet, crunchy but pliant (no dental work is in jeopardy) and is our absolute favorite toffee. The Toffee Popcorn is a luxury as well. And, BOTH TOFFEE AND POPCORN ARE AVAILABLE SUGAR-FREE and are equally delicious. While peppermint bark isn’t a traditional Hanukkah gift, Enstrom’s is the best.

  • Milk or Dark Chocolate Almond
    Toffee

    1 Pound
    $19.95
  • Gift Boxes & Gift Tins
    $41.95-$149.95
  • Peppermint Cookie Bark
    1 Pound
    $21.95
  • Toffee Popcorn
    $25.95
  • Certified kosher (D) by Scroll K /
    Vaad Hakashrus of Denver

Buy online here.
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Toffee

This outstanding toffee is available by the pound or in a range of gift boxes and tins to fit any budget. Photos courtesy Enstrom.

Peppermint Bark

Our favorite peppermint cookie bark.

   

 

Feridies:
Gourmet Flavored Nuts

Nut lovers score big at Feridies. With dozens of kosher items to choose from and an easily navigable website, it’s easy to build your own gift box of excellent nuts and nut treats. Choose from “super extra large” Virginia peanuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, peanut brittle and more, for a gift that’s sure to please.

  • Peanut-Shaped Gift Box
    Two 18-ounce tins of your choice
    $23.00-$41.00
  • Nuthouse Gift Box
    Four 9-ounce tins of your choice
    $22.00-$40.00
  • Pick-Three Gift Box
    Three 9-ounce tins of your choice
    $16.95-$40.60
  • Certified Kosher by OU

Buy online at Feridies.com

 


Redskin, Cajun-Spiced and Salted Virginia peanuts in 8- and 18-ounce tins. Photo courtesy Feridies.

 

   

Gimmee Jimmy’s:
Cookies & More

 

Gimmee Jimmy’s makes baklava, biscotti, cakes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins and other popular desserts and snacks. Our favorite is the Cranberry Pecan Cookie. The sweet-tart flavor of the chewy cranberries combined with the crunchy pecans is a standout and nicely seasonal as well. Baked goods arrive in a festive blue box, perfect for the Chanukah season.
  • Fresh-Baked Cookie Assortment
    2-, 3- or 4-pound gift box
    $33.95-$52.95
  • Certified kosher by National
    Kosher Supervisors

Buy online at GJCookies.com

  Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Send a box of fresh-baked cookies in all the “favorite” flavors. Above, our favorite: Cranberry Pecan. Photo by Erika Meller | THE NIBBLE.
     

Harry And David:
Personalized Dreidel Cookies

These 4-inch frosted sugar cookies are soft as shortbread: a far cry from the hard, dry versions we’ve had that look similar. You can order them plain or personalized with the name of your giftee. At $29.95 for six of these toothsome treats, you can afford to give them to all your friends.
  • Dreidel & Menorah Cookies
    6 Cookies
    $29.95
  • Certified kosher by OU

Buy online from HarryDavid.com

  Dreidel Cookies
Cookies with holiday spirit. Photo by Katharine Pollak | The Nibble.
     

iGourmet:
Kosher Cheese Gift Basket

One of the leading online cheese shops, iGourmet will create a selection of kosher cheeses and other items for a gift basket. Current selections include authentic English Cheddar, Double Gloucester and Red Leicester from Royal George, the leading  kosher cheesemaker in the U.K.

  • Gift Basket
    All Price Ranges Available
  • Certified kosher by OU

Buy online from iGourmet.com

  Kosher Cheese
Kosher Red Leicester cheese. Photo courtesy iGourmet.
     

See’s:
Hanukkah Gelt

As a child we preferred chocolate coins to real gelt! See’s keeps the tradition going with a festive box that holds two yellow net bags of coins.

  • Foil-Wrapped Milk Chocolate Coins
    8 Ounces
    $8.45
  • Certified kosher by KSA

Buy online at See’sCandies.com

 

Gelt for good boys and girls. Photo courtesy See’s Candies.

 

   

Sweet’s:
Gourmet Taffy

Sweet’s is our favorite taffy. Beautifully boxed for gift-giving, it is also naturally flavored—with a choice of 13 different flavors and combinations. This is the best price-value gift we’ve come across—no one would believe the gorgeous box isn’t $10 instead of $4.25, the actual price.

Sugar-Free Also Available

Certified kosher by Scroll K.
  • Eight Ounce Taffy-Shaped Box
    $4.25

 

Buy online at SweetCandy.com

  Caramel Taffy
Caramel, Coffee, Chocolate and other favorite flavors can be had alone or in a combination box. Photo courtesy Sweet’s.
     

Woodhouse Chocolate:
Chocolate Dreidel

This chocolate dreidel is the only item on our list that is NOT KOSHER—but it’s just too cute to leave out! Made by one of our favorite chocolatiers (read the review), the 4-1/2-inch tall hollow dreidel can be had in white, milk or dark chocolate. You may not be able to play with this dreidel, but it would make a great “grand prize” for the winner of the game.

  • Chocolate Dreidel
    $12.00

Buy online at WoodhouseChocolate.com

 

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of...chocolate! Photo courtesy Woodhouse Chocolate.

     

Zabar’s:
Brownie Cheesecake

Two of our favorite things—rich creamy New York cheesecake atop a chocolate brownie layer with a chocolate ganache top. Who wouldn’t want one of these? Stock up and keep them in your freezer. A perfect hostess gift.

  • 6-Inch Cheesecake
    $25.00
  • Certified kosher by KOF-K

Buy online at Zabars.com

 

Brownie cheesecake—yum! Photo courtesy Zabars.

     



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