Join Divine Chocolate and our partners Fair Trade Judaica and T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights to celebrate eight Divine nights.
Happy Chanukah – What’s “Guilt Free Gelt” and a Special Prayer
Our Jewish tradition inspires us to work for economic justice, ensure that workers are treated justly, and be responsible consumers, reflecting Jewish values of dignity and respect for the people who grow and create the products we consume. These values inspired our “Guilt-free Gelt: the Chocolate of Change campaign”. Our partnership supports Fair Trade Judaica’s and Truah’s fair trade and human rights efforts in the Jewish community.On Chanukah, we remember the Maccabees, a small band of fighters who challenged the larger culture and won religious freedom for the Jewish people. The farmers who grow Divine Chocolate cocoa are like modern day Maccabees, courageously struggling to build decent lives for their families. Our individual and communal purchases of Fair Trade Chanukah gelt are a tangible expression of dedicating ourselves to the Chanukah themes of liberation, identity and the freedom to express it.We can express our gratitude for this freedom by saying this Kavannah, written by Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, CA:"I hold more than chocolate in my hand. This product I have purchased is a mixture of bitter and sweet flavors; the sweetness represents the dignity and respect of cocoa farmers who own their own company. As Chanukah is an eight-day reminder that light can penetrate darkness, may this experience of tasting sweet freedom, the bounty of free people's work, inspire me to add more light to the world."
Guilt Free Gelt Chanukah Song
“For me, Chanukah is a great excuse to get together with friends and family. The candles and the flame are beautiful symbols of hope. I believe it is important that we honor families and hope everywhere by putting our money where are values are and demanding an end to modern day slave labor.”
In this new and updated second edition, explore the surprising Jewish and other religious connections to chocolate in this gastronomic and historical adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and convictions. Rabbi Deborah Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she unravels religious connections in the early chocolate trade and shows how Jewish and other religious values infuse chocolate today.
With mouth-watering recipes, a glossary of chocolaty terms, tips for buying luscious, ethically produced chocolate, a list of sweet chocolate museums around the world and more, this book unwraps a range of tasty facts.
Meet the Divine Chocolate Cocoa Farmers
Chocolate-filled Sufganiah Recipe
Learn about the Adinka symbols featured on Divine Chocolate Bars
Divine Hot Cocoa Giveaway featuring Divine Cocoa Powder
"Fun" Ways to Use Leftover Gelt
- S’mores – it may be past campfire weather, but it’s amazing to make s’mores in a toaster oven; the chocolate melts perfectly!
- Hot chocolate – for a special treat, cook milk over a medium-low heat and stir in broken pieces of gelt. Stir until melted, and enjoy!
- Break into pieces and add to pancakes (especially good with banana pancakes)
- Chocolate chip cookies – make your favorite version
- Add to your favorite trail mix
- Pair with an assortment of cheeses and fruits. The irresistible combination of salty and sweet is perfection.
- Melt pieces and make a fondue; dip your favorite fruits for a luscious dessert