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Kosher Offerings That Shine

Hanukkah begins in three weeks, but we've been working hard for quite some time to meet your holiday needs. Whether you’re looking for seasonal staples or the best organic and gourmet offerings, Whole Foods Market is a one-stop shop for kosher items this holiday season. Hanukkah observers around our offices used to complain about having to lower their standards to partake in traditional dishes. Not anymore! Our grocery buyers have worked hand in hand with our vendor partners to develop kosher products that also meet our strict quality standards, which require no artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners or hydrogenated fats. From roasted chestnuts and latkes to matzo meal and Hanukkah gelt, we're proud to work with vendors who provide the highest quality, best-tasting kosher products on the market. Here’s just a sampling of what’s in store for you this year: Potato pancake, whole wheat matzo meal, latkes, natural cake, stuffing and soup mixes from Streit's. Since 1925, when Aron Streit opened his first matzo bakery, Streit’s has been a premiere purveyor of kosher foods. Gluten-free and vegetarian baking mixes from Simply Organic. Their assortment will help you meet the dietary needs of everyone at your holiday table. Organic soups and dishes from Fig Food. 100% plant-based, organic and yes, you guessed it, kosher too. Gefen Chestnuts. These whole chestnuts, roasted and peeled, are excellent for baked goods, stuffings, soups, sides and desserts — or eat them on their own! Elyon Kosher Marshmallows. Yes, you read that right. Kosher marshmallows! Yehuda Matzo Crackers. Pick Lightly Salted or Toasted Onion Gluten-Free Matzo Crackers. Can't decide? Choose both! Whole Trade® Hanukkah Gelt from Divine Chocolate. These responsibly-sourced premium milk chocolates are made with 100% Fair Trade cocoa from a cocoa growers’ cooperative in Ghana. As part of our Whole Trade Guarantee, the farmers receive a premium price on their cocoa beans, in addition to the profits they receive from their ownership of Divine. Organic Concord Grape Juice from Kedem. A family business for eight generations, Kedem is the leading brand of traditional kosher grape juice. 100% pure juice from Concord grapes with no sugar added. Plus, Kedem offers Gefilte Fish too. So Delicious Chocolate Mint Milk. Made from creamy coconut milk, this dairy-free alternative is exclusive to our stores. Select stores will also offer antibiotic-free kosher poultry options from Kosher Valley including fresh and frozen whole young turkeys and chickens, ground turkey and value pack options, which are all certified by the Orthodox Union and the K'hal Adath Jeshurun. And, of course, we have Hanukkah candles. (They're not food, we know, but a holiday essential that you can find at our stores too!) This is just a sampling of the tasty kosher foods we hope will light your way to a tasty holiday. Contact your local Whole Foods Market to find out about their selection, and spend more time with family and less time shopping around town for your holiday must-haves.