Since as early as 2008, Ben & Jerry’s in Israel has been producing a Kosher for Passover Charoset flavored ice cream. Charoset is one of the food items traditionally placed on seder plates by Jews around the world. The Ashkenazi variety is typically a paste made up of apples, nuts, wine and cinnamon meant to represent the mortar that the Jews used to build with while enslaved by the ancient Egyptians. Sephardic Charoset tends to include dates and raisins, a variety of nuts and more spices – as such it is less liquidy, more paste/mortar like and ultimately more satisfying when you’re two glasses of wine into a 4-hour meal! But I digress. Jewlicious decided to taste test this year’s batch of Charoset flavored Ben & Jerry’s Kosher for Passover ice cream. Ayo, the taste tester, is a notorious chocoholic and wasn’t expected to enjoy the experience. Watch the video and see what happens! Sadly for diaspora Jews, Charoset flavored ice cream is only available in Israel. Perhaps next year in Jerusalem?

By the way, Ben and Jerry got arrested the other day at a social justice protest in Washington DC. We’re pretty sure it had nothing to do with Passover ice cream.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.

1 Comment

  • I received a email (my email address is [email protected]) to become a taste tester. I would love to do this. Unfortunately I couldn’t follow your link through my general email as the machine is tempremental so borrowed another computer.

    My info is as follows

    Tanya Benson
    30 Jetty Road
    Old Beach
    Tasmania 7017

    Please forward to me the appropriate documentation so I can try your yummy looking icecream – I have two grown son’s at Uni and a Husband and myself we all live in the same house and we all like our icecream – so your feedback will be non biased and based on 4 adult opinions – I believe I can pickup and taste your products from our supermarket in Hobart

    Tanya Benson