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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mint Chocolate Matzah, The Latest in Chocolate: Happy Passover!

I received this from a friend yesterday, and I thought you'd like it. 


 It's Passover, time to celebrate our many freedoms. Rich traditions and delicious foods make this holiday a favorite of Jews and non-Jews alike.
Ever try chocolate covered matzah?
We eat the Matzah cracker during Passover. Generally, Matzah is flavorless.

But Osem's Israeli Mint Chocolate Covered Matzah....oy vey, it's so good, I'm telling you. This you should eat, eat and eat some more! The mint is prominent and blends nicely with the chocolate. Mint's good about doing that. The matzah adds a necessary crunch factor. Furthermore, this matzah is extra holy, kosher for Passover, and --by my estimation-- essential in order to experience the sweetness of freedom. Matzah is generally pricy compared to - say - Saltines, because of all that's involved in its preparation. This matzah is no exception, though it's worth the five dollars I paid for a box of five large pieces/servings. I found it at Safeway.

I give Osem's Chocolate Mint Israeli Matzah a 10 out of 10. [I'm a bit scared of docking it and thus needing to answer to a Higher Authority.]
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PART II.
I can't think of an appropriate transition from the subject of Passover to my uterus, so I'll just make the leap. Last year at this time, I had a major health scare that necessitated a full hysterectomy. My semi-humorous piece about the process is in competition. I HATE asking favors; you're all swamped. But the winner gets money. I like money. So if you'd kindly "like" my article by clicking the facebook icon under it HERE, you'll increase my chances of winning. Comments help too, but I'm just needing more "likes" right now. Thanks so much!

Happy Passover, Springtime, and almost-Easter.
Appreciate your freedoms and, perhaps, chocolate mint covered matzah.

40 comments:

  1. I also don't play on Facebook - but I hope you do really, really well.
    And I love the paperback commandments.

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  2. Holy crackers - you've been waiting for them all your life!
    And sorry - I'm not on Facebook!!

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  3. I do Facebook, I"m headed over in just a sec.

    Yummy! Chocolate Matzahs! Are those allowed? I guess so. Very awesome. I wonder if Target has them? Happy Passover.

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  4. Chocolate covered Matzah? Think I'll convert!

    I'm not on FB so I can't register a "like" but I'll go leave a comment to that effect. Maybe they'll count that as a "like"? Looking forward to reading your story.

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  5. I liked your story. I also read it. That was scary. Sorry you had to go through that ordeal!!!

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  6. I'm clicking to help you win, if I hadn't already.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  7. Ok, I read the wonderful article, clicked like, and left a comment. Congratulations on being cancer-free, and good luck in that contest.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  8. Hahaha...I love that first cartoon with Moses!

    Well, I do Facebook, so I went over, read your article, liked it, and came back to leave you a comment. I hope you win. Good luck!

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  9. Liked the cartoon of Moses with the 10 commandments, Robyn.

    You have a Safeway over there - I'll have to see if our Safeway has Matzah. I like after-dinner mints that are skinny and covered in dark choc, but they're missing the crunch. I'd like that.

    Sorry I'm not on Facebook, and sorry about your hysterectomy. I almost had one. I was ready with the long stockings (not sexy ones) and gown, then the op was cancelled. A had a second opinion and found it wasn't necessary. That was a close call.
    I must send Julie an email.

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  10. Gimme anything chocolate-covered :)

    Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2014, My Latest post

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  11. My aunt ate Matzah for 60 years. She just loved it. I like Matzah, too, and chocolate covered? Well, I wonder if Whole Foods, Mrs. Green's, or Trader Joe's sells them. I would love to try them. Happy Passover! Cheers!!

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  12. That cartoon is hilarious!

    I'll have try the Matzah...I'd have to order it online. We're about as exciting as sliced white bread here in WV! Though I do eat Hebrew National hot dogs. They are the best.

    You did a great job on the article!

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  13. Elizabeth is right: that cartoon is fun! Chocolate covered matzah? I wouldn't think that was permitted -- too much fun to eat! :-)

    Money is always good. I'm voting now.

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  14. So can you have Mint Chocolate Covered Matzah at the Seder? ;-)

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  15. Liked away at my bay with my bare bones account haha

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  16. You are wonderful, dear followers. Thanks so much for your support. I really appreciate it. It was an extremely scary time, but those experiences sometimes provide for the best writing material. Right?

    Yes, chocolate mint flavored matzah is as kosher (and thus permissible) as it gets. Imagine that! It's yummy too. Most kosher foods, from my experience, are delicious and not at all bland. We don't encourage people to convert to Judaism (it has to be in your heart, and involves a lot of dedicated work), but our food provides incentive. =)

    Blessings, hugs, & chocolate in any form that pleases your palate.
    Thanks again.
    xoRobyn

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  17. I didn't get a like, I got a share. So I shared! Hope it helps.

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  18. I know that matzah symbolizes the unleavened bread brought with the Hebrews out of Egypt, but I don't recall the Bible mentioning chocolate or mint.

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  19. I love matzoh with butter. My dad used to put it in my lunch bag when I was in elementary school even though I'm not Jewish. How do I like the story on FB? I went to the link but I didn't see where to like it, just comment.

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  20. It's kinda confusing, JoJo. At the end of my story, to the left, you'll find the facebook thumb icon. If you don't see it, no worries. Thank you for trying.

    CW, sharing is wonderful too. Thanks so much!

    Much appreciation to you all!
    xoRobyn

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  21. I don't think I have ever tried matzah, but if you're telling me it can come with chocolate on it then I think I may have wasted my life.

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  22. I'm into Easter for the awesome desert my grandmother makes. I have to tell ya, we Greek Orthodox types sure know how to make a mean cheesecake.

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  23. Looks yummy! On my way to give you a "LIKE" .
    Blessings, Joanne

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  24. Chocolate covered Matzos? I'll also convert! Chag Sameach to you and family. Will check the FB thingamy. Good luck!
    Garden of Eden Blog

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  25. Wow, we are lucky to get plain matzo here and it is $10 per box.
    I liked your other article.

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  26. Yummo! That sounds good. And yay for your story-- best to you.

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  27. I am definitely a fan of anything that is chocolate and mint. And that looks and sounds really nummy. I liked your article for you. Good luck!!

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  28. Hey Robyn,

    With all those fantasising about the alphabet, I'm glad I could find your post and get away from the madness.

    Upon reading your post, I shall click on the link that takes me to Farcebook! :)

    Hugs,

    Gary
    x

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  29. You are so right about converting to Judaism. I used to work in a synagogue and thought that I wanted to convert. When I spoke to the Rabbi about it, I was floored at how long the process takes. It is not something that a person should take lightly. Cheers!!

    P.S. I converted to Buddhism.

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  30. Can Matzah be eaten outside of Passover? That mint chocolate flavor Matzah would certainly be a temptation.

    Have a wonderful Passover.

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  31. Great article, and I applaud your bravery on so many levels! I even liked reading it for the second time! I haven't seen the mint chocolate matzah, but it sounds delicious! Good luck with the contest, Robyn!

    Julie

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  32. Liking your article is the least onerous favour I've ever done, Robyn. I'd never have guessed that Mint Chocolate Wafer was kosher! Jewish dietary laws - gotta love 'em!

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  33. The Mint Chocolate Covered Matzah sounds delicious! I love mint and chocolate together. Good luck with the contest. I hope you win! :)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  34. So I actually used to word for a rabbi in college (no joke) and one of the things I once helped him do was prepare an awesome Passover dinner (or Seder I think it's called). I never ate any of it, didn't want to be disrespectful, but I always wondered if it was any good. So, did I miss out on some good foods or what? I'm an extremely adventurous eater but never actually tried anything of the Jewish variety. Not even Matzah.

    As for the article, Tweedle Dee liked it, and he sent the link over to Tweedle Dum so he can like it too. God bless having two of us, right?

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  35. Have I told you today that I love you, my dear readers? I do. You're second best to chocolate.

    LD, you can eat matzah anytime. But I was just talking with my roommate about how hard it is to come by, even DURING Passover (unless you're in the Holy Land).

    GB, it's ironic how specific the dietary laws are (overwhelming, really), yet this matzah is indeed kosher for Passover - and that's the highest standard possible.

    Beer guys, yes, two awesome dudes are better than one. And yes, you missed out, but you were smart to avoid eating the matzah, bitter herbs, parsley (Meh), hard boiled egg...all the standards. It's the full meal that counts, and that depends on the cook. You were assisting with the cooking, you say? If you chose not to eat what you yourself prepared, I'm guessing you made the right choice. Smiles.

    xoRobyn

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  36. That looks quite yummy! Dont mind the old mint flavour.

    Looking forward to the update on your competition! Go Robyn! xo

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  37. Ohhhh mint. My store didn't have those. They look killer good.

    Happy Passover.

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