6 Gourmet Hanukkah Gelts for Chocolate Lovers
Don’t be foiled by the thin, rock hard chocolate coins you know as “gelt.” Melt-in-your-mouth versions do, in fact, exist. Some of them even use single-origin, fair trade chocolate. We’ve rounded up the tastiest loot to help you shine during Hanukkah.
Molded after a real Jewish coin from the 4th century BCE, these confections are made from Guittard chocolate, airbrushed in gold, and then finished with flaky salt. Special enough to serve at a dinner party, this currency will also win over children in a twinkling.
To buy: $15 for one 4.2-ounce container (20 coins), verucachocolates.com.
This festive gift box is brimming with fair trade milk chocolate coins decorated with dreidels and menorahs. Self-restraint will be necessary, lest you devour this treat in one sitting.
To buy: $9 for one 3.5-ounce container, lakechamplainchocolates.com.
From a Pennsylvania Dutch country-based chocolate factory, these especially thick ingots are creamy enough to convert even dark chocolate die-hards to milk chocolate. One side is printed with an angel stirring a boiling pot of chocolate.
To buy: $9 for one 8-ounce bag, wilburbuds.com.
Stamped with doves flying over sunrays, these fair trade certified chocolates come in milk chocolate, or 70 percent dark chocolate—which, bonus, is also vegan.
To buy: $8.50 for one 15-piece bag, mama-ganache.com.
It’s no surprise that Manhattan’s oldest chocolate shop makes more than chocolate roses. Here, you’ll find high-quality milk chocolate gelt printed with Lady Liberty and an eagle. Buying this pick in bulk will pay off.
To buy: $28 for one 16-ounce container (112 coins), li-lacchocolates.com.
Wrapped in silver instead of gold foil, this fair trade certified offering is made from single-origin West African chocolate—from a company that’s co-owned by the community that actually grows the cacao beans.
To buy: $3.50 for one 1.75-ounce bag, shop.divinechocolateusa.com.