Jerusalem food shop Goldy's releases 'Bennett-flavored' donut

The donut seems to be the haredi business taking metaphorical shots at the prime minister, who leads a right-wing party in a coalition with many on the Left.

 The new Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts seen at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
The new Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts seen at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Jerusalem-based bakery and deli Goldy's have released a new type of donut meant to take shots at Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Officially called the "Bennett-flavored donut," the non-dairy pastry is a small donut covered in blue icing and chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream, spicy chili and caramelized sweet potato.

 The Bennett-flavored donut at Goldy's in Jerusalem: Spicy and parve with potato and chocolate. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) The Bennett-flavored donut at Goldy's in Jerusalem: Spicy and parve with potato and chocolate. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The slogan for the donut reads "sweet as well as spicy, sour as well as salty, Right as well as Left," and the bakery's website further proudly declares the pastry's "unbalanced flavors."

The donut can be interpreted as taking metaphorical shots at the prime minister, who leads a right-wing party in a coalition with many on the Left.

 A man is seen picking up a Bennett-flavored donut at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) A man is seen picking up a Bennett-flavored donut at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

According to Goldy's, however, the donut isn't meant to be anything malicious, but is just a harmless joke.

"It's just meant to be satire, like Eretz Nehederet," a Goldy's representative explained.

Donuts, called sufganiyot in Hebrew, are common in Israel during the Hanukkah season, and bakeries around the country sell a wide variety of colorful and flavorful donuts.

 The Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts are seen alongside other donuts ahead of Hanukkah at Goldy's in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) The Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts are seen alongside other donuts ahead of Hanukkah at Goldy's in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The Prime Minister's Office declined to comment on the donut. However, a close associate of Bennett's joked that they should pay him a percentage of the profits, and added that he was excited for the Purim holiday, "so we can see what Bennett-flavored hamentashen taste like."

  The new Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts seen at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) The new Naftali Bennett-flavored donuts seen at Goldy's bakery in Jerusalem. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The donuts can be bought at Goldy's store in Jerusalem or ordered online for NIS 18 for two, NIS 36 for four and NIS 72 for eight. They will be on sale throughout the Hanukkah holiday.