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Vote for favourite flavour to create new cheesecake for Shavuot

Now is your chance to decide which cheesecake flavour should take the crown - with a chance to win a free cheesecake for yourself.

Voting is now open for the Jewish News’ Choose your own Cheesecake competition – with five flavours being shortlisted.

The competition, alongside United Synagogue and COCO Bakery in Golders Green, is challenging readers to design their own cheesecake, with the winning entry being sold and made ahead of Shavuot.

The top five shortlisted entries are: The Mojito, with lime and mint; the Eton Mess, with strawberries and cream; S’mores which has chocolate and toasted marshmallows; Matcha and white chocolate; and lastly, a Red Velvet cheesecake.

Voting will close on Monday 3rd May and to make the competition even sweeter, everyone who votes has a chance to win a free cheesecake.

The winning entry will be baked and sold by COCO Bakery in the run up to Shavuot and the winner will take home their own cheesecake along with a voucher from COCO. The bakery will donate a proportion of the sale of each of the winning cheesecakes to US Chesed to support vulnerable families.

 “It might be soon time to choose London’s next mayor but first we need you to choose a cheesecake,” said Richard Verber, Communications Director at the United Synagogue. 

“Each of our candidates stands a strong chance of winning and your vote really could make the difference. And frankly, who doesn’t want to win a free cheesecake?”

The winner will be announced in the Jewish News on Thursday, 6 May.

Readers can vote now via www.theus.org.uk/cheesecake.

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