Though I have never heard of, nor tried Chocolate Hamantaschan, it sure sounds good to me. I received an email from Katz Gluten Free about a new product just in time for Purim 2012. While I have heard the term “Purim” before, I didn’t know what it was, so I thought it was high-time that I educate myself via Google & About.com:
Purim: Purim is a festive Jewish holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies in the biblical Book of Esther. Purim is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which usually falls sometime in February or March. Purim is such a popular holiday that the ancient rabbis declared that it alone would continue to be celebrated after the Messiah comes (Midrash Mishlei 9). All other holidays will not be celebrated in the messianic days. (source)
"Hamantaschen" is a Yiddish word meaning "Haman’s pockets." Haman is the villain in the Purim story, which appears in the Biblical Book of Esther. (source)
Back to the chocolate hamantaschan. I am not sure that there is much that you could put chocolate on that I wouldn’t eat, within reason, of course.
Katz is selling a package (6 oz.) of the chocolate hamantaschan for $5.99. All orders over $30 ship for free.*
Ingredients: GLUTEN FREE FLOUR (CORN, TAPIOCA, BROWN RICE, SORGHUM), SUGAR, SOY & PALM OIL, CANOLA OIL, EGGS, VANILLA (PURE), XANTHAN GUM, SALT, CHOCOLATE FILLING, (Water, sugar, cocoa, corn syrup, modified food starch, palm oil, locast bean gum, carrageenan, agar, glucomo delta lactone, titanium dioxide, salt, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate as preservatives, sodium, acid sulfate, natural and artificial FD&C Yellow #5 FD&C Yellow #6).
While ordering on the Katz website, consider trying some of our other favorites: gluten-free doughnuts, rugelach, rolls and cupcakes!
*Restrictions apply on free shipping policy. See the Katz website for more information.