Countdown the days of Ramadan... make each day count!

 

It all started when...

A mom from Baltimore wanted to combine the joy of Ramadan and little treats for her young kids, packaged in a beautiful box that could be shared with family, friends, neighbors, or anyone curious about the holiday. And that's how the Iftar Treat Box came to be. Here's a writeup from coolprogeny.com about how we began, and another from the Washington Post focusing on kids during Ramadan.

Designed as an advent-style box calendar, the Iftar Treat Box has 30 compartments with a sweet treat behind each perforated door. Open one door each day to reveal a chocolate for every day of the holy month and a halal jellybean surprise for the last day. The Iftar Treat Box allows kids to experience the anticipation and joy of breaking fast, while developing a fun-filled iftar tradition counting down the days to the joyous festival of Eid at the end of the month. 

We also hope it represents a beautiful, joyful way to share Islamic traditions with friends and neighbors. Pick one up and spread the joy of Ramadan! 

In keeping with the spirit of Ramadan, 5% of net proceeds will be donated The International Rescue Committee to help refugees in crisis.

The box:

12 5/8 x 17/32 x 10 5/8 inches.

The "Sweet Days..." calendar features original artwork by award-winning children's book illustrator, Susan Detwiler, which captures the ideals of diversity, community, sharing, and joy through the iftar scene it portrays. The tree in the foreground includes five branches, each labeled with one of the five major components of the religion. The box has 29 perforated doors, which can be opened one a day throughout the month, to reveal a chocolate treat. While the last compartment holds a jelly bean surprise.

The "Wondrous Days..." calendar features a new original design by Susan Detwiler, highlighting the wonders of the natural world. In addition to a sweet treat, each compartment reveals a Quranic verse on the inside flap inviting reflection and celebration of the wonder of God's creations while relishing the sweet joys of Ramadan.

The verses:

The verses on the Wondrous Days box (with the world map on the front) also reproduced below. 

 

The treats: 

Chocolates: Steenland chocolate, embossed with 1 of 6 Ramadan-themed designs in a variety of different foil colors. Founded in 1899, in Gouda, The Netherlands. 

Jelly Beans: Assorted flavor, individually-wrapped, Jelly Belly brand jelly beans.

Ingredients: Chocolate: sugar, whole milk powder, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin (emulsifier), natural vanilla flavoring. (Packed in nut free facility, however may contain traces of nuts) Jelly beans: Sugar, tapioca syrup, modified food starch, contains 2% or less of the following: pear juice concentrate, tangerine juice concentrate, coconut, blueberry puree, banana puree, lemon puree, watermelon juice concentrate, apple juice concentrate, cherry juice concentrate, citric acid, malic acid, sodium lactate, ascorbic acid, natural and artificial flavors, color added, red 40 lake, yellow 5 & 6, yellow 5 & 6 lake, blue 1, red 40, blue 1 lake, blue 2 lake, turmeric (color), beeswax, carnauba wax, confectioner’s glaze, tapioca dextrin. Contains no gelatin

Additional ingredient information:

Allergies : Contains Milk, Lactose, Vanilla. Packed in nut free facility, however may contain traces of nuts. Gluten free, 

No gelatin. Suitable for vegetarians. Certified Kosher. 

Shelf life 18 months. Storage between 16° - 18 C°

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