The Nefesh b’Nefesh (NBN) Aliyah organization has gathered together new immigrants to Israel to taste different kinds of “sufganiyot” and decide which is the tastiest.
A few faces on the participants, filmed by NBN in the video below, also indicate which ones were the worst.
The Chanukah doughnut, which the food industry tries to fill with something new if not ridiculous every year, is by far and wide the favorite food associated with a Jewish holiday, Jews eat more matzo than sufganiyot but enjoy it a lot less.
The doughnuts, usually made from white flour, are fried in oil, filled with anything from jelly to chocolates, and just for good measure for anti-health freaks, are covered with powdered or glazed sugar.
The NBN’s sufganiyot tasters included a four-old and a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor.
The taster’ task was to compare the Israeli sufganiyot with American doughnuts and figure out how much time they have to exercise in the gym to burn off the calories.
The new Israeli taste testers were spared some varieties available in the United States, where offerings include sufganiyot filled with eggnog, sugar cookies, chocolate peppermint bark, custards, caramel, peaches n cream, with peach compote and whipped cream in the middle and orange pumpkin buttercream.
Our award for the zaniest goes to blogger “WhatJewWannaEat.” Are you ready?
Chicken liver mousse.Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu