CHOCOLATE. SHAWARMA. Do I even have to say anything else?
The “pita” is a thicker crepe cooked in a waffle iron, and the “hummus” or “tahini” is maple syrup or dulce de leche, and the shaved rotating meat cylinder is replaced with a stack of white and dark chocolate. Topping include Adashim (described as the Israeli version of M & M’s), granola, whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles.
Here’s a video from Israel showing the making of a chocolate shawarma. It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand a single word of Hebrew — chocolate is the universal language:
According to Tablet, the chocolate shawarma is actually an Italian invention that’s catching on the Middle East. Apparently, it’s part and parcel of Israelis’ newfound love for chocolate and the recent appearance of local high-end chocolatiers.
If you speak Italian, here’s a video featuring a representative of Techfood — the company who makes the “Choco Kebab” system for making chocolate shawarma — explaining how it works:
Here are some product images from Techfood:
Un altro video per voi, amici miei!
Okay, who’s going to bring one of these to Toronto?