Our Purple Pomegranate Productions catalog may seem to have an endless assortment of good and worthwhile products, but even our buyer has to say no to some vendors who want us to carry their products. Here are a few that didn’t make the cut this year. Maybe you can figure out why.
Hat Rack Hanukkiah: a must for those with limited hallway space. However, it’s recommended that you blow out the candles before hanging any hats or coats on it, unless you use dripless candles.
Chia Hanukkiah: not recommended if you have a cat or a snake, this one was a favorite among vegetarians and gardeners who tested it—but almost no one else.
Kinehora Hanukkiah: the instructions that came with this said that you’re to toss some salt over your shoulder while lighting it. Takes practice, but definitely worth it. Also recommended: light only seven of the eight days of candles because you don’t want to press your luck.
Clap On/Clap Off Hanukkiah: the ultimate item for JAPs who can’t be bothered with actually buying the candles or lighting the matches.
Menorah on a Rope: we cannot attest to its reliability because the candles kept going out every time we turned on the shower.
Menorah for Dummies: comes with its own calculator so you can figure out how many days of Hanukkah are left
And last but not least—Invisible Menorah: useful if you don’t want to call attention to yourself in your neighborhood, but since Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, what would be the point?