10 must-try Israeli snacks
Personality: White Chocolate Junkie
It’s not milk chocolate, and it’s not dark chocolate. Instead, it’s the new blondie collection. This is the perfect combo of white caramel chocolate filled with salted caramel pieces. It’s like eating creamy caramels with white chocolate in one bite – without the stick-to-your-teeth part!
In a land where HaShachar chocolate spread rules the shelves (some might say even more than Nutella), this city needed to get a little more sophisticated. This new premium spread is made from Pesek Zman, one of the most Israeli of chocolates around. This is literally hazelnut chocolate heaven for your toast!
Personality: Busy, Stylish Millennial Host
Next time your friends want to come over, just stop by a specialty store and pick up this black bean dip, which comes frozen. This lightly-spiced snack is the best thing since ready-made hummus. Pick up some hand-made tortillas to accompany it, and you’re all set. Want something extra and equally unexpected? Grab some pickled cactus! All this from trespesoshop.co.il
Personality: Health Freak Mom
Don’t keep the jelly beans from your kids! Maya’s jelly beans and gummies are made with all-natural flavors with turmeric and beets for coloring, and they are also vegan and gluten-free. Seriously, your kids will be begging you for more, and you won’t feel bad giving into them with this one.
Personality: Pop Tart Addict
The pop tart is back – but this time, it’s healthier. Yes, these cookies filled with jam taste unbelievably like the popular American snack and the bonus is that they are only 100 calories for two pieces. They have so many flavors to choose from, including chocolate and blueberry – you won’t know where to start.
Personality: Chocolate Addict
Ika Cohen, one of Israel's most renowned chocolatiers, just came out with a new line of cat tongues reminiscent of this childhood favorite. Each pack comes with chocolate and a colorful top. With each pack, you’ll get five tongues that melt in your mouth. Don’t knock it 'til you've tried it.
Cif Cef is the Israeli version of Kit Kat – but here, it comes in a new rendition in little squares filled with chocolate. It has a Kit-Kat-y taste, paired with savory puffs, and a divine chocolatey filling. It’s like being in cereal heaven.
Personality: Super Sweet Tooth
You haven’t been to Israel if you haven't had wafers! This take on wafers is a sweet lover’s dream. Think alfajores inside wafers or strawberries and cream with crunchy cookie bits, all covered in chocolate. Now, you can have your wafers and eat your chocolate, too!
Personality: Indecisive Sweet and Salty Lover
Israel’s version of the popular snack known as Bugles has a new twist, a skinny dip into milk chocolate. Look for the gold package and take a bite out of this decadent salty and sweet pleasure. Who knew that corn and chocolate jammed so well together?
Personality: Super Indulgent
The peanut butter puff that has put Israel on the map never seems to get old. They have oversized Bambas, halva-filled ones, and a special nougat-filled Bamba. It’s like experiencing double the pleasure as you bite into the wonderful salty exterior with cream-filled insides. This simple pleasure is just bomba – as they say “the bomb” in Hebrew.