Hanukkah (or Hanukah or Chanukah), an eight day Jewish festival, begins tomorrow. Your Chocolate Priestess has seen a few chocolate related items online that are Hanukkah related especially Hanukkah Gelt or coins made of chocolate but also cookies and cakes decorated to look like Menorahs and Stars of David. Even though one company told me they were sending The Chocolate Cult something for the holiday, Sisters and Brothers, nothing arrived. So, for this holiday, I can't speak to the quality of any food or drink made from the Sacred Substance nor can I give you comparisons between different chocolatiers nor can I lay out the nutritional information nor can I comment on price options.
I call out to you to educate me on this festival.
Please, if you celebrate Hanukkah and you use chocolate at any time in those eight days, please leave a comment and tell me about it. Is it a family tradition or something new you've incorporated? Does the commercialization of cocoa treats decorated in gold and blue offend you or make you smile?
Please let me know and maybe next year I'll be honored enough to have something to say on the matter first hand in a wonderful full sensory review.
Sisters and Brothers, may you too take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.