Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chocolate for Passover

Recently I was looking through the Passover selection in our local Kroger. I've reviewed items which are proper for Jewish holidays before and we've had one Jewish bakery send us a lovely chocolate item for a featured review.  I was ticking off the items I've revealed to you all before when I saw something new.  Dark Chocolate Coated Matzoh!

I saw several varieties but I went with the Holiday Candies by Bazzini Holdings, LLC, from Allentown Pennsylvania.  I choose it because it was the best price but I have to say that all of the selections for Passover were rather expensive.  I understand that to assure something is pareve, and this products, is to make it under specific religious conditions but really, does it need to be so expensive?  This particular box should have two matzos each with three servings of 160 calories, 5g saturated fat, 2g fiber, 11g sugars, 2g protein, with some Iron.  It has dark chocolate with some artificial flavor and wheat for those of you with allergies.

Here you can see the big matzos here but what is a matzo?  It is a biscuit or cracker made without leavening agents used during the Jewish Passover celebrations but also for meals throughout the year.  It is ubiquitous at many meals according to Jewish friends and colleagues.  These matzos are basically 6.5 X 6.x inches and very thin by themselves but they are supposed to be covered entirely by a layer of chocolate which turns out to be as thick as the cracker on each side.

Sadly when I turned over the matzo I discovered that both of them were only covered on one side.  I hope you can see from this photo that the missing chocolate had been on the cracker but came loose for some reason.  By itself the dark chocolate was good; not the best we've had but far, far from the worst chocolate.

Together the matzo was basically like a dull salt-free saltine cracker but it was a delight once the dark chocolate was added.  Sisters and Brothers, have you had this product either from this brand or others?  Have you ever made home-made matzo with chocolate?  Leave us comments and let us know.

4 comments:

Jill Colonna said...

Wow. I have never made matzo before,just heard about them. Love it if they are salty, adding dark chocolate to it. Sounds addictive and must give this a try. Brilliant idea!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I wonder if making them at home would save money or not, Jill?

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Chocolate matzo! Brilliant! lol

TheChocolatePriestess said...

It sounded like a good idea to me, too, Katrina. With dark chocolate it should be dairy free which helps others as well who aren't Jewish.

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