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Ice cold ‘mortar’ from Ben & Jerry’s

A flavor launched perfectly for the Seder

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Ben & Jerry's haroset-flavored ice cream (Courtesy Ben & Jerry's)
Ben & Jerry's haroset-flavored ice cream (Courtesy Ben & Jerry's)
The latest flavor (Courtesy Ben & Jerry's)
The latest flavor (Courtesy Ben & Jerry's)

Passover, for some, is all about the haroset. The chutney-like spread that memorializes the mortar that the ancient Israelites used to build the Egyptian pyramids can be made from apples, nuts and sweet wine, with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or in a more Sephardic fashion, from dates, raisins, banana and silan, with spices and a mixture of crushed nuts.

It appears that the ice cream producers at Ben & Jerry’s Israel are also haroset lovers, because they’ve created a flavor just for Passover, “Haroset and Nuts,” being sold only at the company’s ice cream stores in Beer Tuvia, Yavne and the Cinema City shops in Glilot and Rishon Lezion.

Made with real apple-based haroset and walnuts, it’s one of the eight flavors that were made kosher for Passover in Israel, including Vanilla, Strawberry, Banana Walnut, Coffee, Chocolate Walnut, Chocolate and Dulce de leche. All the flavors besides Haroset and Walnuts are available in supermarkets as well.



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