The following chocolate companies offer some of the best quality
chocolate and candy:
Illinois Nut &
Candy. (Also known as Raising the Candy Bar.) Their
is especially good, combining a smooth, creamy and light mint taste with a
festive appearance. Illinois Nut & Candy also offers specialty chocolate
sculptures for use as wedding cake toppers and custom-imprinted chocolate
and gift baskets for use as
CRC-certified dairy, pareve and kosher for passover.
is sweet and creamy. Their Squares are delicious thin chocolate
wafers with a filling of caramel, mint, almond or double
chocolate. Also try their giant chocolate chip cookies. Some
Ghirardelli stores give away free samples of their
chocolate squares to visitors. Assorted boxed
chocolates and truffle assortments are not kosher.
To be considered for this "Best Kosher Chocolate and Kosher Candy"
designation, the manufacturer must have consistent high quality across
all product lines. This rating represents the personal opinion of Mark
Kantrowitz, based on taste, texture, smell and appearance.
Kosher Chocolate Cookbooks
While there aren't any specifically kosher chocolate cookbooks, one
can easily adapt the recipes in the following cookbooks to kosher
ingredients. See also the cookbooks in the desserts section of the
for additional kosher chocolate recipes.
Nationwide, with stores located in:
Palm Beach, FL
Royal Oak, MI
Sterling Heights, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Mays Landing, NJ
New Hyde Park, NY
New York, NY
King of Prussia, PA
A detailed listing of
kosher products are can be found on the
Hershey's web site.
Bites Mini Rolo and Bites York Peppermint Patties are not kosher, but
the full-size ROLO caramels in milk chocolate and York Peppermint
Patties are kosher. Cadbury eggs (creme, caramel and chocolate) are
not kosher, but Cadbury mini eggs are kosher, as are Caramello
and other Cadbury chocolates.
Breathsavers mints, ice breakers, jolly
rancher, bubble yum bubble gum, Hershey's 'n' More, la dulceria thalia
(except for Hershey's Cajeta Elegancita and Kisses Dulce de Leche), hot cocoa with
marshmallows, sugar free candy, and some Pot of Gold
assortments are not kosher. Generally, look for the presence of a
kosher symbol on the packaging.
Many M&M Mars products
are kosher, including
Milky Way, Snickers and Twix.
(Dove Chocolate Promises are not kosher. Skittles and Starburst
produced in Canada are not kosher and the O-U on the packaging is not
authorized by the Orthodox Union. For other Dove Chocolate,
look for a hechsher on the packaging.)
Many Nestle chocolate
Bit-O-Honey, Chunky, Oh Henry!, Buncha Crunch, Turtles, Nips,
Treasures, Goobers, Raisinets, Sno-Caps, 100 Grand Bar, Baby Ruth, Butterfinger,
Laffy Taffy, and Nestle Crunch,
have O-U certification. Check the packaging for the O-U
symbol. SweeTARTS (including Gummy SweeTARTS) and SPREE are not kosher.
Cella's Chocolate Covered Cherries (O-K Labs),
Charleston Chew (KVH -- Vaad Harabonim of New England),
Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy (Star-K),
and Andes Creme de Menthe Thins (Chaf-K)
A December 1, 2009 press release from the O-U indicates that
Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS are now
kosher. (Look for the presence of the O-U symbol on the
packaging. Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Fruit Rolls, Frooties and DOTS in
packaging without the O-U symbol is not kosher.)
Tootsie Pops, Junior Mints, Sugar Babies,
and Sugar Daddy are not kosher.
Regional/Local Kosher Chocolate Companies
Many of these companies will ship nationally and internationally.
Visit their web sites for details.
Only the Davie Florida location is kosher.
The chocolate on the web site is not necessarily kosher, but
illustrative of the types of chocolate available. To obtain kosher
chocolate, place orders only with the Davie Florida store.
Parve, Dairy and Kosher for Passover (in season).
Enter Coupon Code MKChoc08 at checkout for a 6% discount
off your entire order. The Viennese Crunch, Caramel/Pecan Patty and
Cocoa Almonds are particularly good.
Chocolate.com operates a one-stop shop for buying
from many of the chocolate companies listed on the Kosher Chocolate
and Kosher Candy site. They sell more than 300 products from
three dozen vendors of kosher chocolate through a single convenient
chocolate, pralines, miniature fruits, and nougats.
See Hauser of Belgium.
Specialty Chocolate Companies
sells kosher gourmet chocolate ingredients, tools, equipment and
supplies. All of their chocolate products are certified AKC Kosher Dairy.
The chocolate products are also peanut free, tree nut free, egg free
and gluten free. Since the products are gluten free, they are celiac
safe and also kosher for passover. They also cell cream centers and
caramel centers, which are certified AKC Kosher Dairy, except for the
coconut dough which is AKC Kosher Pareve. For more information call
1-866-528-5252 or 1-404-418-8910 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
prints full-color logos, photos, images and special messages on Star-K
certified kosher chocolate at 300 dpi resolution using edible food
coloring. They also run live "Chocolography" parties. For more
information, call 1-845-290-9865 or 1-877-410-2691 or send email to
Other International Chocolate Companies
Callebaut. Some products
certification. Products containing gelatin are not kosher.
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Listings are reviewed annually to verify current kashrut certification. It is
best to look for the kosher certification symbols on the product
packaging and to confirm kashrut status with the manufacturer. If you
are aware of a product that has lost kashrut certification or a
product that has newly acquired kashrut certification, please send email.
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