A sweet sign of adjustment

Krembo – a treat with creamy marshmallow perched on a cookie wafer coated in chocolate – is an Israeli childhood rite. Every winter they appear to the glee of young and old. They may also be a sign of my boys’ settling in to Israeli life.

When we were here in December, we tried them at the earnest and delighted urging of our good friends, the Burstyns. The boys were less than excited by the treat – a possible first experience when it comes to candy. But now that we are living here, they are singing a different tune. I caught Yitzi giving Shalom a big brotherly explanation about the importance of the cookie base as he longingly watched his little brother wolf down a Krembo treat from a birthday party at school.

I really tried to post a photo of this delectable treat, but had too many technical difficulties. If you are curious about Krembo check out this wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krembo

3 thoughts on “A sweet sign of adjustment

  1. Aimee

    Hi. I know this post was written a little while ago, but I have to ask… Have you been able to find Krembo in Chicago? A friend just mentioned them to me and I’d love to find some for my kids to try. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.

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    1. Dan

      Not sure, but I think you can find Krembo in stores that carry Israeli/kosher products. In West Rogers Park, try Kol Tuv (on Devon) or maybe even the Jewel on Howard.

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