This ‘Elite’ brand ‘Brachot’ (greetings) toffee candies are fruit flavored. Each candy is wrapped with a multicolored individual paper packing. On each paper packing is printed in Hebrew a blessing (‘Bracha’).
There is a custom to throw candies at weddings and bat/bar mitzvah when called to the Torah reading and these candies have been made specially for that purpose.
Serving Size 2 toffee candies(14g)
Servings Per Container 61
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12mg 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein less than 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Ingredients:glucose, syrup, sugar, vegetable fat(palm), strawberry puree, stabilizer(gum arabic), food acid (citric acid), emulsifier(E-471), flavors, natural food color(E-163).
Allergy advice: May contain gluten. Produced on a line or in a manufacture vicinity where items containing milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, sesame or eggs are produced as well.
Kosher-Parve under the supervision of Nazareth-Illit Rabbinate.
Net WT. 1 LB 14 OZ (850g)
Tradition: The Shabbat before a groom gets married, there is a custom to throw candies when he is called to the Torah reading. This is to wish him a sweet new life as a married man.
In the last 50 years or so, in the US and some other Western countries, some have extended the custom to a Bar Mitzva boy as well; so as to add to the festive atmosphere, and that his ‘new life’ as obligated in mitzvot should be sweet.
However, there is no written source (to my knowledge) for the candy throwing custom at a Bar Mitzva.
With blessings from Jerusalem,
Rabbi Shraga Simmons
Item code: d986 fruit flavored
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