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Place of originGeorgia
Main ingredientsNuts (usually walnuts), honey

Gozinaki or Gozinaqi (Georgian: გოზინაყი pronounced [ɡɔzinɑqʼi]) is a traditional Georgian confection made of caramelized nuts, usually walnuts, fried in honey, and served exclusively on New Year's Eve and Christmas.[1] In the western Georgian provinces of Imereti and Racha, it was sometimes called Churchkhela, a name more commonly applied to walnuts sewn onto a string, dipped in thickened white grape juice and dried. In several of Georgia's rural areas, both walnuts and honey used to have sacral associations. According to a long-established tradition, Gozinaki is served at special occasions, and is a mandatory component of New Year's Eve/Christmas celebrations.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Gozinaki – Most favorite Georgian candy". GeorgianJournal. Georgian Journal. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ Roufs, Timothy; Roufs, Kathleen (29 July 2014). Sweet Treats Around the World. ABC-CLIO. p. 140. ISBN 9781610692212.