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Chocolate Gelt For Grown Ups *Giveaway*


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Chocolate Gelt is all grown up and dressed up and it has plenty of places to go.

Veruca Chocolates is now making their specialty, hand crafted Hanukkah gelt with CRC kosher certification.  Veruca Chocolates was started by Heather Johnston, a pediatrician who got frustrated with the medical system and was looking to add some sweetness to her life.  She wandered into a chocolate making class and fell in love with the craft of the chocolatier.  Heather began creating high quality artisanal chocolates that seduce the eye as well as the palate.

Although only the chocolate gelt products are kosher certified at this time, Heather assures me it’s just a matter of time before all her incredible treats are under supervision. 

Last year, Heather began molding her fine chocolates after an actual Judean coin dating back to the 4th decade BCE, she then finishes them with edible gold or silver dust. No more foil packages!  These chocolates come in three varieties, 64% Dark with Cacao Nibs, 64% Dark with Sea Salt and a Milk Chocolate variety.  All are absolutely delicious and gorgeous.

Since getting these gelt I couldn’t help but use them in almost every holiday photo I have taken.  Dont’ they make any table look ready for Hanukkah? Take out your dreidel and get ready to play, this new Hanukkah gelt will have everyone rooting for gimel.

Don’t miss out and get your Hanukkah Sampler Pack today, Click Here.

***Giveaway***  Veruca is also giving you the chance to win a sampler pack!!!  Enter with Rafflecopter below.

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




33 Responses to Chocolate Gelt For Grown Ups *Giveaway*

  1. avatar says: dalesusan

    just getting sticky and full of chocolate when i was a child! a great memory

  2. avatar says: Sidra

    Playing dreidel!

  3. avatar says: Nechama

    Finding an entire box at Target for 97 cents in January!
    Put it in my car’s snack bar glove compartment and we snacked on them all winter long. :)

  4. avatar says: Wehaf

    Definitely gorging myself on gelt at a friend’s house.

  5. My in-laws aren’t Jewish, but they try very hard to make sure they honor my traditions and include me in theirs at Xmas. They often put gelt in my Xmas stocking. So sweet.

  6. avatar says: molly

    trying to perfectly peel off the foil wrapper so I could play with them as coins later.

  7. avatar says: RebeccaLL

    Gelt is just a part of Chanukah! I have to make sure I buy some every year.

  8. avatar says: heather

    Wonderful tradition is my fav part.

  9. avatar says: Mom in NJ

    Not exactly a gelt memory, but last year following Chanukah, my 2 yr old nephew tried to bite a coin, and was mad that it was not chocolate!

  10. avatar says: Susan s

    These look yummy especially the dark ones. I was going to order some for my husband until I discovered that the shipping for one box was far higher than the cost of the chocolates. I wish there was somewhere I could buy them in person in LA. WE ARE dark chocolate lovers

  11. avatar says: cindy

    I am not big on gifts for Chanukah. I always gave the traditional Chanuka gelt to my 5 children. Their favorite gelt was the chocolate kind and I always snuck some into their lunch bags during Chanukah. Funny, how they enjoyed that the most. My children are married and/or teens and they still love chocolate gelt. It is their memory of it that created my memory.

  12. avatar says: blima

    Playing with siblings and using chocolate gelt as money

  13. avatar says: brocha

    those gelt are amazing looking!! playing dreidel for gelt is a family tradition

  14. avatar says: esther

    these gelt look like they would be great for a game of dreidel!

  15. avatar says: Jennifer

    …scattering gelt around my Chanukah display by the elevator and noticing that there were fewer “coins” each time I passed by…Turns out that my dad was eating them!

  16. avatar says: Wendy

    These look yummy

  17. avatar says: Deborah

    I always loved playing the hannukah envelope gelt game in our family

  18. I don’t know how he did it, but my Dad would spin his dreidel just right to lose to me every year. Still not sure how he managed it, because I was spinning the same one so it wasn’t weighted. But I sure loved all the chocolate!

  19. avatar says: Sar

    love any excuse to eat chocolate :)

  20. avatar says: Jake

    Eating gelt after having latkes

  21. avatar says: Linda

    Visiting relatives and watching the adults get as much into the chocolate as the kids.

  22. avatar says: Jo

    Hannuka gelt was one of the few things that my brother would share with me generously, while growing up. I remember having him peel the metal mostly off so I wouldn’t completely destroy my coins, and I’d try to stick the whole chocolate in my mouth, removing the rest of the metal first, and letting the chocolate just melt on my tongue.

  23. Unwrapping all those metal wrappers and my hands getting full of chocolate

  24. avatar says: drexlerdl

    Chocolate gelt brings back lovely childhood memories. I am a chocoholic and Chanukah is a great reason to eat chocolate.

  25. avatar says: Tali

    We never got presents on Chanukah growing up. Instead, my parents would give us money (gelt) which was much better! ;)

  26. avatar says: Beth R

    Eating it while making latkes

  27. avatar says: Deb O

    I work as a Consultant on Aging. Two of my favorite Clients with Alzheimer’s Disease continue to love most things Jewish: music, prayers, pictures, holidays and Israel. Of course, food remains key. They light up when I bring seasonal goodies: apples&honey, challah, halvah, hamantashen, even matzah! Later this week, I look forward to sharing some gelt. The look of glee in their eyes makes me happy!

  28. My fondest memory was my 5th grade teacher (he was jewish also) taking all of us children to his house and we recieved some gelt! :) This is by far not the last time i had it, but is a great memory!

  29. I already left a comment but need to add LOL…The Dark Chocolate with sea salt sound AMAZING! :)

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