27 of the Seventh Month 5768
A week ago, NRG, the Israeli daily Ma'ariv's on-line edition, reported that fall is indeed just around the corner, due to the reappearance of Krembos (Hebrew).
(*Warning: Original link contains cartoon pritzes.)
For those of you who do not know what a "Krembo" is, it's kind of like a Mallomar,...but not. Wikipedia lists a reasonable description in Hebrew. But, when the English link is clicked, the following appears:
Chocolate-covered marshmallow wafer
A Chocolate-covered marshmallow wafer is a confection known under different names in different countries.
The HUTZPAH! Lumping Krembos together with the less than adequate substitutes from other countries!
Anyway, one of Krembos' crucial functions is that they serve as an Israeli ice cream substitute during the colder months of the year. Starting around now, ice cream starts to dwindle, and eventually becomes almost impossible to find until next spring.
Why this phenomenal change-over occurs in Israel, I have no idea. Much of the country just does not get THAT cold to warrant the absence of ice cream. I suppose that there are just not enough winter ice cream-eaters to justify winter ice cream production.
So, pass the Krembos, please.