Sweet news as Bendicks stays kosher

The beloved chocolate brand will keep its KLBD certification despite announcement in December stating otherwise


The beloved Benedicks chocolates have been kosher certified again after the certification was temporarily revoked last year. (Photo: Benedicks/KLBD)

Sweet-toothed kosher consumers breathed a sigh of relief on Tesday as Bendicks and Kosher London Beth Din (KLBD) announced that the iconic chocolate brand will retain its Kosher certification.

The decision comes after news in December 2023 that the beloved ‘bittermint’ portfolio of popular after-dinner dark chocolates would be stripped of their kosher certification due to changes in the company’s production facility despite the certification being “an integral part of the Bendicks brand and its success,” according to a statement released by the company at the time.

Rabbi Elie Schoemann, Interim Director of KLBD, said in a statement on Tuesday: “We are so pleased to be able to make this announcement today. We had heard rumours of stockpiling in parts of the Jewish community and are relieved that kosher consumers can now buy Bendicks from any store in any part of the country. I would like to thank the Bendicks and KLBD teams for making this possible. In a world full of difficult news, we hope this small ray of sunshine will bring some happiness to Friday night dinner tables across the community.”

Over the next few months, Bendicks lovers will see the return of the KLBD logo to the products’ packaging.

Available stock of all varieties remains kosher certified with or without a KLBD logo.

Share via

Want more from the JC?

To continue reading, we just need a few details...

Want more from
the JC?

To continue reading, we just
need a few details...

Get the best news and views from across the Jewish world Get subscriber-only offers from our partners Subscribe to get access to our e-paper and archive