What’s the Best Kosher Candy? My Top 5!

The Best Kosher Candy!

First, I suppose we should start off with a basic question: what is Kosher candy?

Kosher is a term that means the food in question satisfies the requirements of Jewish law. This means mostly that it can’t be made with certain animal products – mainly pork and shellfish.

There are certain “boards” around the US that specialize in certifying certain foods as “Kosher”. The main ones are: OU, Kof-K, OK, and Star-K.

Next time you are looking at food in the supermarket, quickly check the back packaging. Many foods will have a Kosher certification label from one of these entities located next to where you’d find if it was an organic.

What is Kosher Candy - Kosher Labels

For that reason, it seems obvious that not every candy brand is certified Kosher. For example, Haribo candy is NOT kosher. Fun fact, however: there is a kosher line sold exclusively through Paskesz!

Knowing that, here is a list of the best kosher candy (as ranked by me) that has all been CERTIFIED:

Honorable Mention:

Panda Licorice - Raspberry

A lot of licorice is Kosher, including Twizzlers and Red Vines both.

However, my favorite one is Panda Licorice. It’s got everything going for it. It’s organic, fair-trade AND Kosher. Not to mention the fact that it’s also delicious.

Whether you are a fan of raspberry licorice or black licorice, Panda does it right.

5. Jelly Belly

Certified by KO

Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics flavors

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Individual Flavor Jelly Beans

4. Mike and Ikes

Certified by OU

Zours - sour Mike and Ike flavors

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Mike and Ike, Hot Tamles, and Zours are kosher and pareve

3. Streit’s Gummy Bears

Certified by KO

Streit's Sour Bears

Also featured in my best gummy bears list as an honorable mention.

2. Mars Candy

Certified by OU

Gingerbread M&M's

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Including M&M’s, Snickers and Twix

1. Hershey’s Chocolates

Certified by OU

Hershey's Symphony Almonds & Toffee Chips

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Including Reese’s, Kit Kat, and York!

Honorable Mentions: