96,000 pounds of ice cream
Data from a local delivery service on what Israelis order makes for a fun read.
Every month, over 96,000 pounds of ice cream (43,545 kilos) are delivered to Israeli dessert-oholics via Wolt couriers, according to an article about Wolt Israel in the Hebrew daily, Yediot.
Pre-Covid-19, Israelis were ranked seventh in the world for ice cream consumption – eating about 10 liters of ice cream a year.
But that number seems to have skyrocketed during lockdowns. The Wolt courier service only delivers to the central region of Israel – so the 96,000 pounds of ice cream being delivered is only to a scoop of the country’s households.
There are more numbers.
Bamba, the peanut butter-flavored snack food, is also a top item on delivery lists.
According to Yediot, 60% of orders after 9 p.m. include a bag of Bamba.
The delivery service also runs a pharmacy option.
The most ordered item: pregnancy tests.
For delivery services in Israel, the New Normal – national lockdowns, full-service food establishments having been forced to close, people afraid to go out/not allowed to go out – has been great for business.