Streit’s Chocolate Covered Matzo


Chocolate-covered matzo.

Like Russ and Daughters, Streit’s Matzos is a fourth generation Jewish family business that has been at its current Lower East Side Rivington Street location since 1925. It may be the Jewish equivalent of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, but the only thing I look forward to more on Passover than Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup made with real cane sugar (instead of the non-kosher corn fructose the rest of the year) is Streit’s dark chocolate covered matzo.

Who needs bread? Better than a chocolate babka, the rich dark chocolate turns the dry cracker-like matzo into a luxurious dessert. So at Passover Seder when the simple son asks, “Why is this night different from other nights?” you can shout with glee like I do: “Chocolate covered matzo!”

Now if they could only perfect chocolate-covered gefilte fish.