Archive for February, 2011

My daughter went to a fancy 6 year old birthday party and they gave out these awesome hula hoops with refillable gumballs as the party favor. This is a genius idea and its great that you can refill it. My kids love it. It’s not so easy to actually hula hoop with it, but it sure is fun to try.

It has an OU hecsher and can be bought at the candy store near me in Monsey ny. iCandy. I think it’s about 9.99 each.

I found a website that sells similar fun filled hoops.  dont think these are kosher, but this is the idea.

http://www.funfilledhoops.com/

The other day my husband bought me a wonderful surprise.  He bought my favorite chocolate…Godiva .  He didnt just buy a small box that I could easily eat in 5 seconds, he bought a 36 piece set.  I had self control and didnt open the box the right away.  I wanted to savor every bite.  Let me tell you, it was worth it.  Each bite is heaven.  I made sure to hide the box so my kids do not get a hold of it.  They love Godiva just as much as I do.  My favorites are the praline, ganaches and truffles.

One of my favorite parts of Godiva is they give you a a little picture guide of what each chocolate is.  There is no more guessing or biting into one flavor I might not like…which is usually the jelly/fruit ones.  I always give those to my husband who’s happy to get something, because usually there isnt anything left after I open it :)

I am so thankful that the majority of their truffles are kosher.  Whenever I get their catalogs in the mail, I always check to see if they added any new products to their kosher list. None of their baked goods, like cupcakes are kosher.  I could only imagine how amazing they are.

The only down side is that they are not cheap.  You can sometimes find great deals after major holidays like Valentines.

I recently just read an article that the OU is certifying some new Kosher candy from Tootsie, Blow Pops, Tootsie Roll Pops and the like.  While I am happy that these new candies are coming out, I am still waiting for my childhood dream candy – Skittles – to become Kosher certified.  I did some research and found that Wrigley’s is the company that manufacture’s Skittles, Starburst and Life Savors, all of which are amazing candies but not Kosher.  What could we do to change this situation?

Living in a very populated Jewish area, there are tons of candies out there in our supermarkets, but none are copies of any of the Wrigley’s types of candies.  Leave your feedback and let Wrigley’s know how many people want to see them Kosher!

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