I think it’s November. The weather the past week or two haven’t been indicative of the time of year we are currently in, but my calendar says November, which means Holiday season is around the corner.
Thanksgiving is earlier than usual this year, which means we need to start compiling our lists already. All those people that we need to send Holiday Gifts to as an expression of our appreciation. As a kosher consumer, I need to send a holiday gift basket that is kosher but doesn’t compromise on style or function. Kosher has come so far over the years, the stereotypical kosher gift package has been archived in the annals of history. Even for our customers that don’t eat strictly kosher themselves, sending a kosher gift basket ensures that all the recipients of your largesse will be able to partake. Your thoughtfulness will be appreciated!
Only Kosher Candy (www.onlykoshercandy.com) has rolled out their 2015 lineup of Kosher Gift Baskets, and it is worthy of strutting down the gift basket catwalks of the world.
Whether you need to dazzle your big clients, show appreciation to your staff, or send that obligatory gift basket to your bank you will find something for everyone at Only Kosher Candy.
My personal favorite is the Chocolate Inspiration
16 of my favorite milk chocolate bars presented in a Lucite box with a daily dose of inspiration affixed to each chocolate bar. It takes all the guilt out of indulging!
As a tea aficionado I was super excited to find the line of exquisite gourmet teas by Tea Forte (www.teaforte.com) Packaged with our Kosher soft milk caramels and Savannah Bea gourmet tea honey our Tasteful Tea Trio Kosher Gift Basket is exquisitely presented and an exciting gift to receive.
If you’re looking to make a statement, check out this gift …
A Step Above is truly a step above. Stand out in the crowd with this modern acrylic tray filled with “designer” hancdcrafted kosher delicacies. Peanut chews with chocolate designs imprinted ontop of them, nut brittle smothered in dark chocolate and gourmet biscotti with an assortment of toppings, make this Kosher Gift Basket a true feast for the eye and palette.
There’s more where these came from…. Visit Only Kosher Candy’s corporate gift basket page to view their full selection of amazing Corporate Kosher Gift Baskets.
Of course, bulk orders are treated with special consideration so don‘t hesitate to call to find out what Only Kosher Candy can offer in regards to customization and special bulk pricing.
Everything in Judaism is so steeped in symbolism. Many things that we practice by rote has deeply esoteric meaning. On the first night of Rosh Hashanah it is customary to greet each member of your household with the phrase in hebrew “For a good year may you be inscribed and sealed”. Friendship and brotherhood are very deep tenets of Judaism and especially so on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. The days of Rosh Hashanah have a special spiritual power and a unique holiness. In order to tap into this power, we need to open our hearts to be filled with brotherly love. This is hinted to in the root of the hebrew word Teruah (the sound described to the shofar blowing) and the root of the hebrew word for brotherhood – Rei’us. They both share the same hebrew root to allude to the fact that only with friendship and brotherhood in our hearts can the holy and cleansing effect of Rosh Hashanah be manifest.
With this new found insight into the power of friendship and its connection to Rosh Hashanah, we can now understand the significance of sending our loved ones and acquaintances a Jewish New Year Rosh Hashanah Gift Basket. Only Kosher Candy (www.onlykoshercandy.com) has just rolled out their new line of breathtaking Rosh Hashanah Gift Baskets which are filled with all the traditional symbolic Jewish foods (which we discussed in last year’s Rosh Hashanah blog). Succulent red apples, gourmet honey and more.
Only Kosher Candy prides themselves on providing you with the finest products in their exclusively designed gifts. They only use top of the line honey from Savannah Bee Honey Company (https://savannahbee.com/) view their site for insights into their process of producing the finest honey in the country.
Rosh Hashanah gift baskets are available in all price ranges and styles. View http://www.onlykoshercandy.com/rosh-hashana.html for a full listing of all the Rosh Hashanah gift baskets available.
Today we are going to discuss a very important topic. Marshmallows. There is such a long and interesting history to this humble food. Did you know that marshmallows were originally made from the marshmallow plant?
Yes, there is a real plant called marshmallow, its official name is Althaea officinalis. It was used in the treatment of sore throats.
Today’s modern confection is used in many forms. Only Kosher Candy sells Kosher Marshmallows which are unique in the fact that they are manufactured using kosher fish gelatin. There are no animal derivatives which is a boon for those consumers who are particular about eating meat products.
People of all ages love marshmallows for the soft gooey sweetness. As a mom, marshmallows are super practical as a non sticky treat that won’t get the kids’ hands all sticky like traditional candies do.
With summer season upon us, what’s a family bbq like without marshmallows on a stick melted into s’mores. Bonfires are not complete without roasting marshmallows, and Only Kosher Candy has the super jumbo marshmallows (click here) which are double the size of the standard marshmallows for an extra dose of marshmallow heaven!
They also come in the fruity flavors which are so pretty to use to decorate cakes or cupcakes (click here). For my kindergarten daughter’s end of year party I sent in these pretty marshmallow cupcakes which stole the show. They are so simple to make and look so amazing. Frost your cupcakes with any color frosting. Cut a fruity marshmallow into 3 slices using a pair of kitchen shears. The cutting action will pinch the top and bottom of the slice into a petal shape. Place a few petals ontop of the frosting to make a pretty flower design.
Visit www.onlykoshercandy.com for great prices on all types of marshmallows. There is a quantity discount for bulk orders.
My girls are off to camp in 2 weeks. I have a love hate relationship with overnight camp. I love the fact that my children are in a great environment for a month of the LOOOOONG summer, but I hate the cost, and I hate the work entailed in getting them ready for camp. Another thing I hate is the expectations the campers have of receiving camp packages. That might sound weird coming from a blogger who writes for a candy company – but let’s face it, don’t we all want to buck that trend? Away with visiting day and away with camp care packages?! So I trudge to the local kosher candy store 2 days after send-off and spend tons more money on junk. Then I have to package it and go to the post office. Wait on an interminably long line. Pay another small fortune in shipping (of course it’s to two different camps, the kids can’t attend the same camp and make life simpler!). All this time and effort so that when the first weekend rolls around you kids aren’t the only ones in the bunk without proof that Mom and Dad really love them. Sigh.
So last summer I got smart. I went online in my air conditioned office to www.onlykoshercandy.com then I perused their extensive collection of kosher camp packages and with a click of my mouse they were on their way. Free shipping too on ALL camp packages! No trip to the kosher supermarket, no waiting in lines at the post office, and when I figured out the cost of what my camp packages used to cost me versus what I spent on the ready made and shipped variety, I didn’t end up spending any more money. A no brainer.
I want to highlight some of my favorite camp packages. The #1 reason why I chose these items were because of the rave reviews from my kids. What a statement when they walked from the camp office to their bunks bearing aloft their Sweet Cylinder Camp Pack. A clear 18” shipping cylinder filled with color coordinated candy that just begs to be shared with their friends. At only $24.50 including shipping, this Sweet Cylinder Camp Package is a budget friendly “I Love You Kids” statement.
My other fave is the Camp Flyer Candy Package. This turquoise Frisbee is packed with the chewy delights that kids just can’t get enough of. My daughter loved the fact that she had a Frisbee to throw around with her bunkmates.
The other show stopper camp package is the Fedora Camp Package. With an assortment of kosher candy packaged in an uber cool fedora, you are showing your style! Your child will love wearing this funky fedora around camp.
Enjoy the camp packages on display at www.onlykoshercandy.com and make your hot, tiresome, camp package shopping and shipping a thing of the past.
I hope your summer is relaxing and enjoyable. Stay cool!
My daughter’s 4th birthday is this week, and I decided that I was in the mood of spider cupcakes. She wanted pink cupcakes with frosting. I don’t know why I was in the mood of spiders, but they came out so adorable, that she actually forgot about the pink frosted sprinkle theme and was very excited about her spider cupcakes.
I think you will agree that these cupcakes take the cake in originality and cuteness. They are really simple to make, and you can get all the candy you need from www. OnlyKosherCandy.com making them a cinch to make.
Make your favorite chocolate cupcakes from any chocolate cake mix or chocolate cake recipe. Allow to cool.
Make a chocolate icing, frosting or ganache, your choice. While still wet, dip into a plate of chocolate sprinkles to give it that “hairy” look.
Cut a regular size white marshmallow (click here to purchase Kosher Fish Gelatin Marshmallows) in half so that you have 2 flat circles. These are you eyeballs. Cut a jolly rancher in half so you have 2 “pupils” (Click here to purchase Kosher Jolly Ranchers). Attach the jolly rancher piece to the cut side of the marshmallow which will be sticky and easy to adhere to.
Using a small dot of icing, attach the marshmallow eyes to your sprinkle cupcake.
Make 8 legs. Using Eats n’ Crafts candy rope, (click here to purchase Kosher Eats ‘n Crafts Rope) cut each string into 8 pieces – or any desired length. Use a wooden skewer to poke 4 holes on each side of the spider cupcake. Insert you piece of rope candy into each hole.
You’re done. Delicious, Adorable, Original.
www.OnlyKosherCandy.com is your one stop source for Kosher Marshmallows, Kosher Jolly Ranchers and Paskesz Eats n’ Crafts. Visit www.onlykoshercandy.com to see our full selection of Kosher Candies and gift baskets.
I grew up with this ditty and now my kids are coming home singing it too:
“Dip the apple, in the honey, make a bracha loud and clear. L’Shana Tova Umetukah, Have a happy sweet new year!”
What is the significance of honey? What is the significance of an apple? Nothing in Judaism is “just because”. Every tradition has been honored through the generations and has deep meaning. We eat sweet foods to express our fervent desire that the new year should be sweet with goodness and happiness. We customarily refrain from sharp, bitter and sour foods to keep this theme of sweetness at the fore. The reason we specifically use the apple is quite deep and esoteric and a number of interesting reasons are brought down on Aish.com’s website (http://www.aish.com/h/hh/rh/guide/Apples_and_Honey.html)
Here at Only Kosher Candy (www.onlykoshercandy.com) we take the business of apples and honey very seriously. Wishing family and friends a happy Jewish new year shows our loved ones that we value our relationship and wish them only future goodness and happiness. This is portrayed with our selection of sweet holiday gift packages. I will highlight a few here in this blog, please visit our website for a full listing of Rosh Hashana gift baskets.
The Apple Shaped Honey Basket is only $21.50 and includes a gold filigree apple shaped basket filled with artisan honey from Savannah Bee. The filler candies are honey flavored chewy salt water taffies. A truly tasteful and appropriate way to wish Happy New Year.
If you’re more of a country style person then this next gift basket is for you.
Beautifully displayed in a red bucket are: Savannah Bee’s Wildflower Honey, Matt’s Munchies apple flavored snacks and Apple look-alike gumballs. All wrapped up and ready to go with a wooden honey dipper included.
If you’re looking for something a little different, then this whimsical bee motif jute bag is for you. A three compartment bag with wooden handles displaying Savannah Bee’s Honey for Tea, Dried Kiwis and Jelly Fruit Slices. Priced at $25 you can send one to your in-law’s, your librarian and your doctor and spread the good wishes.
There are plenty more baskets in all price ranges to be found on Only Kosher Candy’s website http://www.onlykoshercandy.com. In addition to the extensive selection, the prices are low and the service is high. Wishing you and your family a new year full of health, happiness and peace.
For centuries, Jews around the world, have been celebrating the holiday of Purim with the important law of giving a gift of 2 prepared food items to a friend. Giving fosters love, and how appropriate it is in today’s times to spread the love.
Most people I know give more than 2 foods and their recipient list is definitely longer than just 1 recipient. In the small world that we live in, family members and friends live across the country and around the globe. While delivering Mishloach Manos to all our loved ones in person is an impossible feat, sending a Purim Gift Basket is made easier with Only Kosher Candy (www.onlykoshercandy.com)
Our teachers and Rabbis are traditionally given a more honorable, costly Mishloach Manos, while our children’s friends are happy with a small treat. Our own friends fall somewhere in the middle. Being intimately familiar with the needs of our customers, Only Kosher Candy has put together a 2014 Purim Gift Basket collection that is original and breathtaking. Catering to all budgets, tastes, styles and preferences, there is something for everyone.
I will highlight a couple of items here.
My personal favorite is the TAG Viva Water Carafe filled with a fresh selection of dried fruits or nuts. I love the fact that it’s not another cardboard box to throw away when the day is over. This ingenious water carafe is leak proof and stylish. Crafted in Scandinavia, it’s sleek design and functionality make a showstopping impression.
Priced at only $36, this is a budget conscious decision, noting that the carafe itself retails for over $20.
My next spotlight is on a simple chic design that is eye catching in it’s color coordination and layout.
This reptile print platter is another reusable item that you or your recipient will enjoy for many seasons to come. Priced at $22.50, you CAN make a statement without breaking the bank. Containing the most exciting kosher candies currently on the market, the content is as discriminating as the presentation!
Giving to the kids’ friends is always a challenge. They each want to give to a number of friends and depending on your family size things can easily get out of hand. Here are 3 ideas that will take your budget and your children’s excitement into account. The Purim Purse and the Purim Candy Kit are only $1.85 and $2.10 respectively and will delight your little ones’ recipients.
For your older kids, the Hot Cholocate box is sure to amaze. This cardboard box with viewing window is filled with hot chocolate paraphernalia and sweets.
So that’s a small preview of what’s in store at www.OnlyKosherCandy.com for Purim 2014. Don’t wait for the last minute, have your Purim orders out of the way so that you can focus on the other excitements of the day. What are your kids dressing up as???