Shopaholics, unite! Touring a new country means seeing new sights, tasting local treats and yes, buying many a souvenir. Especially in Israel. Israel is home to many amazing, innovative and locally-made trinkets, gadgets and products that are simply too hard to resist. So, get ready to spend some money, on everything from edibles to wearables, all made in Israel with love.
Here are five “blue and white,” or made-in-Israel products, you will want to buy:
Sweeten your Israel summer vacation with a taste of Max Brenner, chocolate by the “Bald Man.” The Max Brenner Chocolate Bar is a place where you can indulge your deepest, chocolatiest cravings, and you can choose from shelves upon shelves of chocolatey creations. Giant chocolate bricks, chocolate thins, bonbons, caramelized nuts, crispy wafers and more. One taste and you’ll be compelled to fill your shopping cart with more Max Brenner products than you can carry.
There are plenty of Max Brenner stands in Israeli malls, but for the ultimate chocolate experience, head to a Max Brenner Chocolate Bar. There are branches in Petach Tikva, Tel Aviv, Rishon LeZion, Netanya and Herzliya.
Disclaimer: Gordon Tours is not responsible for chocolate-related sweats, palpitations or temper tantrums. Purchase and consumer wisely 🙂 .
Made in the Israeli community of Givat Ada, the Loopix baby carrier provides the comfort and closeness of a stretchy wrap, without requiring any actual wrapping or tying. The soft, breathable cloth carrier is extremely durable and can hold babies in three ergonomic positions. Ideal for quick ins and outs of tour buses, hiking under the Israeli sun and sitting at a local coffee shop for a quick bite.
Order your very own, made-in-Israel Loopix at https://www.loopix.co.il/.
The Ahava Hydration Mask is enriched with the best, most luxurious minerals the Israeli Dead Sea has to offer. According to Self Magazine (2009 Health Beauty Award issue), this leave-on cream mask, produced in the Ahava Factory adjacent to the Dead Sea, “intensely nourishes” even the driest of skin, promotes skin elasticity and restores the skin to its natural texture. This mask is so good, it just may have you making an emergency shopping trip before you end your Israel trip, so you can stock up on this and other Ahava Dead Sea mineral cosmetic products.
The Ahava Hydration Mask can be purchased online, or at many Israeli cosmetics and souvenir shops, across the country.
Israel is home to many large and boutique wineries, but of all the libations marketed, the Flam Winery’s Syrah is the bottle you’re going to want to take home. The Syrah’s grapes come from some of the Upper Galilee’s best plots, harvested by hand to ensure superior wine with big, bold, fruity flavor is produced.
For a tour, tasting and discounted wine bottle purchases, visit the Flam Winery in Eshtaol.
Shoresh sandals, known as “Source” in English, are high-quality and waterproof, so you can travel in comfort on your every Israel adventure – and beyond. These sandals are extremely comfortable and come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you may run into a little bit of trouble choosing just one pair.
Pick up your own pair of Shoresh before hiking “Shvil Israel” or wading through the Sea of Galilee at most local footwear suppliers.
Next time you visit Israel, make sure your wallet is stuffed and you’ve budgeted accordingly – these five “blue and white” products will be calling your name.