Are you look for a quick, easy, and tasty holiday gift for friends and loved ones? Debbie’s Rugelach could be the magic answer! What’s rugelach? In short, it’s a flaky pastry dessert, stuffed with fruit/nut/chocolate filling and topped with cinnamon and sugar. It’s traditionally a Eastern European dessert, but it’s becoming more mainstream in America.
The kind folks at Debbie’s Rugelach sent me a sampler package to share with my family. I’d never had rugelach before, but from what I’d seen and heard of it, it certainly looked delicious. To my dismay, I had a stomach
virus and was forced to adhere to a BRAT diet for several days while the package stared at me. The family tried each of the three flavors: Chocolate Chip, Very Apricot, and Traditional Currant and Walnut, and I almost didn’t have any left to try! As soon as I was well enough to eat real food again, you bet my sweet tooth was raging and I was so excited to finally get to try them! Both J and little man were pleased with the overall dessert.
I am not a big fan of apricot at all, so it wasn’t surprising that I didn’t care for that flavor. To be fair, J likes apricot, and said the flavor was nice, but it was a little tart. If you like apricots and tart, that’s a definite win! I’d never tried anything with currants before, but I love walnuts, so I went for it. If you guys really had a grasp on how picky of an eater I am, you’d understand what a feat this was. It was delicious! So much so that I think I’ll find an excuse to try currants in something else to determine if it was just the rugelach I loved, or the currant itself. Of course, chocolate chip is my favorite, but I knew as soon as I saw the available flavors that it would be.
These are handmade with kosher ingredients, using real butter (totally a plus in my book; I can’t stand margarine!). My only real “complaint” if you want to call it that, is that there should be more flavors available, but I am sure more will come as Debbie’s makes its reach to the masses.To get your own for snacks, gifts, or stocking stuffers, visit Debbie’s Rugelach.
*Disclaimer: I received free product samples of each flavoring to taste test for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received, and the opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. I do not profit should you choose to make a purchase from the link above.