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Israeli products at Aron's

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Israeli products at Aron's

queenscook | Sep 27, 2016 10:31 PM

I saw a couple of Israeli products today at Aron's in Queens, that I thought people might be interested in.

The first is Biscoff/Lotus cookies. They are not cheap, to be sure, but I currently have a few packages a relative brought me from Israel, which still have the price stickers on them, and in truth, they aren't really that much more than those. I did the math, and the Israeli ones came out to either 36 or 46 cents an ounce (I have two different size packages, one with individually wrapped cookies and one not.). The ones here came out to 54 cents an ounce. (The package was 700 grams and cost 12.99.).

Another interesting thing is that they had many varieties of fresh halva, also imported from Israel. Their flyer shows it's from "Mamlechet ha'halva" or "Halva Kingdom." They easily had a dozen varieties (pistachio, coffee bean, pecan, chocolate, etc., as well as some sugar-free varieties). They were giving samples, and I took a small taste, but I'm not the biggest halva fan, so my opinion isn't really too reliable.

I also saw in their weekly email flyer that they were doing what they referred to as a "demo" of "super-chocolaty rugelach" imported from Marzipan in Israel. The "demo" was on Monday, and I wasn't there, so I have no more info on it. I can't swear that they'll be continuing to carry it, but would they just have imported them for a one-shot deal? I know people go crazy for Marzipan's rugelach.

They have been expanding the store and adding all kinds of stuff; it will be interesting to see what else they will have.

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