The Flavors Of Israel: 7 Israeli Snacks You Must Try

Everyone knows Israel has amazing food but did you know that there are also amazing snacks to try when you visit the Holy Land? We are going to give you the ultimate guide to snacks in Israel, so you’ll never go hungry. Whether you are looking for the best potato chip or searching for the superior popsicle, you can’t go wrong with any of Israel’s snacks. See if you can read this article without getting hungry…

Bamba

If you want to know the most famous snack in Israel, this is it. These peanut butter puffs are a necessity when it comes to good snacking. Semi-sweet and crunchy, these Cheeto puff-like snacks are a must-try! If you want Bamba that’s sweeter, get the one with chocolate filling, also known as “nougat.” Studies have even shown that eating Bamba growing up can prevent peanut allergies, phew! You will know a bag of Bamba right when you see it, just look for the happy baby on the blue bag. If we haven’t done enough to convince you to try it, just ask any Israeli what they think of Bamba.

Chocolate Milk in a Bag

Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. Chocolate milk in a bag, or Choco-Beh-Sakit, is an Israeli classic. Even if you don’t drink milk much at home, this chocolate milk might change your way of thinking. You simply bite off the corner of a small plastic bag, and sip away! Perfect for when you want something cold and sweet on a hot afternoon.

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Bissli

A snacking staple. No lunchbox is complete without a bag of Bissli, and there are many different kinds to choose from! Each savory flavor- grill, pizza, falafel, onion, Mexican flavor, and barbeque- will leave you wanting more. Bissli comes in different shapes like squares, twists, circles, among others, all sized perfectly for fun snacking.

Milky

This sweet snack has been around for some time now, and there’s a reason why! Milky can be found in a purple cup that at first might look like yogurt, but really it’s better than that. At its base, Milky is chocolate pudding with whipped cream on top. There are also different variations of the classic Milky, like one with vanilla pudding and chocolate cream instead, or an aerated one for more of a mousse. Whichever flavor you choose, a good Milky never disappoints!

Apropo

Apropo, a widely popular snack among Israelis, will have you turning right back around to buy more. This crunchy snack is not only fun to eat, but it’s tasty as well! Available in both a classic and Italian flavor, it’s easy to go a bit crazy when eating them because they’re so good, but you don’t have to feel guilty about it. These snacks are cholesterol-free, preservative-free, and gluten-free. Eat them with dip or eat them by themselves but either way, satisfaction is guaranteed.

Klik

Chocolate lovers, gather ‘round because this snack is for you. Depending on what you’re in the mood for Klik’s chocolate-covered goodness can come in many different forms. The bite-sized chocolate snacks come in a small bag made just for you (but sharing is caring of course). Chocolate-covered corn flakes, malt balls, biscuits, and lots more. There are tons of different Klik products, varying from small chocolates to chocolate bars, all are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone with a sweet tooth.

Pesek Zman

Probably one of the most thoughtfully named snacks in Israeli culture, Pesek Zman literally means “time out.” Sometimes we all just need a minute to indulge and take a break from the hectic routine of our everyday lives. Pesek Zman chocolate bars will have you grateful that you’re taking time out from your day to enjoy it. Not your average chocolate wafer, Pesek Zman is a chocolate wafer bar filled with chocolate cream. Tempting isn’t it? Make sure you practice your Hebrew reading skills so you can spot this snack at a store because one bite will leave you wanting to try all the flavors.

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About the author

Rachel WeissRachel is a Content Marketer and a third-year Public Relations student in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Understanding the benefits another language can add to your life, Rachel is currently working toward becoming fluent in Spanish, and wishes for others to see how useful communicating in another language can be.

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