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Israeli Food

"...a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey..." Exodus 3:8

The Seven Species were the staple foods consumed by the Jewish people in the Land of Israel during Biblical times. Today modern Israelis eat a wide variety of foods. However, the foods of the seven species still dominate holiday meals and celebrations. Also, the seven species dominate large areas of the countryside, accentuating a sense of continuity between the Biblical Land of Israel and the modern state.

From the seven species to chocolate… we offer some of Israel’s favorite foods!

About Elite (Company)

Elite was founded in the 1920's in Latvia by Eliyahu Fromenchenko. When Fromenchenko immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1933, he and his partners established a factory in Ramat Gan. Their most popular brand at the time was 'Cow Chocolate', only called so because of the cow pictured on the packaging. The company quickly grew and set up factories in Safed and Nazareth Illit.

In 1970, Elite purchased the "Leiber" candy company, giving Elite control of two of its most popular brands today: the Mekupelet chocolate bar and the local Bazooka chewing gum license.

The Israeli snack food market had been traditionally divided by Elite in the sweets market and Osem in the salty market. In 1991, Elite decided to expand by entering the salty snack market by establishing a new factory in Sderot and specifically producing 'Shosh', a copy of the Bamba snack, the most popular snack in Israel made by Osem. Elite became the local licensee of Frito-Lay products, producing the best-selling brand 'Tapuchips'. Later, Elite started selling coffee outside of Israel, especially in Europe and South America.
In 2004 Elite and Strausse merged. Strauss focuses mostly on dairy products while Elite focuses on chocolate, coffee, and dry snack foods.

About Zait Netofa (Company)

In 2002, two families from Mitzpe Netofa founded  Zait Hanetofa , a company that grows,produces,and markets strictly kosher, pressed, olive oil and natural honey, jams, liqueurs,cosmetics, and olives soap. 
At Zait Hanetofa they produce only the extra virgin olive oil cold press, that bears the qualityseal of the Israeli olive council.

The food of Israel is as rich and flavorful as its land and people. Enjoy a variety of foods of Israel including chocolate, dates, and honey. Our foods of Israel are sure to tickle your taste buds!


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