I try to make sense of chocolate toffee matzah crunch but cannot. These unleavened crackers are coated with crunchy toffee and rich chocolate and they are popping up in fancy grocers this time of year. I live in a neighbourhood with significant Jewish population so supermarkets dedicate aisles of kosher for Passover items for a while. Out of curiosity, I looked up the symbolism of matzah and that was how I started going “huh?”.
For those who are unfamiliar with Passover and do not feel like looking it up, it marks the exodus of Jews from Egypt. They left in such hurry that the bread had no time to rise so eating unleavened matzah is the custom for Passover. Matzah also symbolises humility whereas risen bread signifies arrogance. I did not know a simple piece of bread can be so loaded with cultural significance. In this context, it makes absolutely no sense to create a decadent sweet loaded with chocolate and toffee.