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Apr 3, 2011 08:57 PM

Candies for Throwing in Shul

Does anyone have any ideas for candies that can be thrown in shul for a simcha other than those Sunkist ones? The plastic wrappers make a lot of noise during Torah reading.

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  1. How about Chocolate Chanukah Coins. Manhattan Chocolates Assorted Deluxe Truffles is another option. They are all individually wrapped and taste really good.

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    1. re: TheWineScoop

      Please please no chocolate. Even as a kosher caterer who, yes, is is lucky enough to be at many many more smachot then the average joe...I have more then one chocolate loved stain on my talis as a result of someone throwing kisses, coins or even chocolate covered almonds. Also, make sure to check with your caterer (if applicable) and make sure that whatever you are throwing is ok with their mashgiach (obviously kosher, but don't throw dairy treats with a meat kiddush to follow) It sounds like a no brainer but I can't tell you how many times it goes otherwise. Aside from that, anything SOFT will do.

    2. Almost any candy with a plastic wrapper will make a lot of noise. Atleast when the Sunkist candies hit you in the head they are SOFT!

      1. FYI I believe that the sunkist candies contain actual chometz. Check your tallis bags!!!

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        1. re: SoCal Mother

          Nothing here looks like chometz to me:

          INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Pectin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Natural Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Raspberry, Lime Flavors and Artifical Colors, FD&C Yellow #5 and #6, Red #3 and #40, Blue #1.

          1. re: queenscook

            Citric acid can be chametz, but needn't be. I don't know about Sodium citrate, but possibly that too.

            1. re: cappucino

              What's the noise factor on the nibs packaging?

              1. In my shul, they are careful to distribute the candies as close to the throwing as possible, to minimize the noise. Additionally, it's a shul that takes great care in having an extremely quiet davening and layning, so everyone pretty much polices themselves and is careful not to make too much noise. Also, the candies are usually put inside a small bag or circle of tulle, so the cellophane shouldn't really be making that much noise. Of course, if the daveners open the baggies to pick out some of the candies rather than put them aside to throw at the proper time, all bets are off.

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