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Hanukkah Essentials

If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel — and checking out Hanukkah recipes for inspiration, now is the time to get shopping! We’ve curated holiday helpers to make your celebrations deliciously memorable.

If you’ve been dreaming about your favorite holiday flavors — latkes and Sufganiyot and kugel — and checking out Hanukkah recipes for inspiration, now is the time to get shopping! We’ve curated holiday helpers to make your celebrations deliciously memorable.Here’s a sampling of a few kosher seasonal staples on our shelves. Remember, everything in our stores meets our unparalleled Quality Standards — no hydrogenated fats and no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners.

Streit's mixes make it easier to achieve potato latkes with just the right taste and matzo balls with just the right texture. Since 1925, family-owned Streit’s has been a premiere purveyor of kosher foods. Their Potato Pancake Mix and Potato Kugel Mix are holiday favorites. And you asked for it, we have it: Streit’s Gluten-Free Matzo Ball and Soup Mix and Gluten-Free Matzo Ball Soup Mixes.

Looking for greater gelt? Milk Chocolate Chanukkah Gelt and 70% Dark Chocolate Gelt from Divine Chocolate are made with the finest responsibly traded cocoa butter, guaranteeing you a tasty advantage and cocoa farmers an equitable deal.

Renowned for its distinctively delicate flavors and enticing aromas, Zeta’s Israeli Extra Virgin Olive Oils are pantry essentials. (We love the easy-pour spout for convenience.) 365 Everyday Value® Organic Apple Sauce perfectly balances its sweetness with a hint of tartness.

Searching for a better broth for brisket recipes and soups? Made with free-range chickens and organic vegetables, Imagine Organic Kosher Free Range Chicken Broth deserves to be on your shopping list.

Wait! There’s more:

  • Harrison's Original Sweet Shoppe Marshmallow Twists, Fruit Smiles and Fruit Slices will please all the kids (and kids at heart).

  • Harrison's Original Sweet Shoppe Bittersweet Chocolate Chips make baking sweet and easy. With 60% cacao, these are fair trade, pareve and made without dairy.

  • Harried hosts with long to-do lists favor Kedem Foods Soup Mixes.

  • Fox's U-Bet All Natural Chocolate Syrup is the dark chocolate syrup you've been looking for — fair trade, made without dairy and pareve.

  • And don’t forget the candles! Look for Streit’s or Promised Land.

Select stores also offer kosher poultry options from Kosher Valley including fresh and frozen whole young turkeys and chickens and freshly ground chicken and turkey options, which are all processed under the strict supervision of the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinate of Kehal Adas Yeshrun of Washington Heights. In addition, our fresh chicken and turkey suppliers are rated according to the 5-Step® Animal Welfare Rating standards and the animals are raised with no antibiotics, ever.

Whole Foods Market is a one-stop shop for kosher staples and holiday time savers, so stock up, dig in, party on and taste something new. The products above are just a few offerings that are in our stores; contact your local Whole Foods Market to find out about their kosher selection.

Your turn! What are your favorite picks for Hanukkah and the winter season? Share your list in the comments section below.

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