Gozinaki or Gozinaqi (Georgian: გოზინაყი pronounced [gɔzinɑqʼi]) 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 a mandatory component of New Year's Eve/Christmas celebration.

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Place of originGeorgia
Main ingredientsNuts (usually walnuts), honey

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  1. ^ Author, No. "Gozinaki – Most favorite Georgian candy". GeorgianJournal. Georgian Journal. Retrieved 21 December 2017.