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Parve Desserts Widely Available

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  • Started 4 years ago by rebdoniel
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  1. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    What parve desserts are available in mainstream supermarkets widely?

    Stella d'Oro, Tofutti, Sharon's Sorbet, Reko Pizzelle cookies, Fresh Fruits, Zen Puddings, Dr. Oetker Cake Mixes are about all I know.

    Does anyone know of any other items?

    I also know that Oreos are non-dairy (DE), and believe they can be served after a meat meal without a problem, but Ii wouldn't feel right doing this on an institutional level.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. SaysMe
    O pen, says me

    btw, some of the dr oetker mixes are dairy. Learned that in sem when we had an oops moment

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. kollel_wife

    Do you live in an area with a large Jewish community?

    The kosher ice cream companies like Kleins etc make parve versions as well.

    Another delicious idea are pies - apple, blueberry, which will come with an OU, I don't recall the company, maybe Eden.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I live in an area where we had 1 kosher makolet that shut down recently, r"l, although frum neighborhoods are close.

    It would be nice to have accessible parve desserts. I can get items I hold by, like cheese, franks, Empire, hors d;oeuvres, Amy's products, frozen fish, parve bread, challah easily in the non-Jewish stores, but I struggle to find non-dairy desserts. It would be nice to know what parve desserts I can find in a regular supermarket.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. kollel_wife

    All sorbets/ices are parve.

    You can also make yourself with fruit - strawberries, canned peaches, with orange juice, lemon juice and sugar.

    I don't have a recipe handy, but if you're interested maybe someone does.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. 147

    Beware that many parev foods include heavy dosages of Soya, of which many of us are allergic to.

    Furthermore, consuming Parev Cheesecake on Shovu'os defeats the reasons for consuming Dairy on Shovu'os.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I mentioned Sharon's Sorbet above, which is great.

    But cake mixes would be nice. It is a shame Duncan Hines went dairy.

    Sorbet and Stella d'Oro would do in a pinch l'kavod shabbos, but some commonly available parve desserts would be nice, in the event I can't get to a Jewish supermarket before shabbos.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. distracted

    If they are in your area, Trader Joe- cherry chocolate chip ice cream is pareve and delicious!
    Aldi Stores has pas yisroel Benton's cookies that do not state 'pas yisroel' on the label and they are much less expensive than pas yisroel brands you might find elsewhere.
    I forgot what company makes it (maybe Pillsbury?) but in the frozen isle of major supermarkets there are apple turnovers that need baking that are delicious

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. 147

    I hope the Moschiach shall be showing up long before the next 5 weeks, so that this coffee room discussion is very pertinent already this year during the 1st 9 days of Ov.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Trader Joe's is the best parve ice cream I ever tried!

    Turtle Mountain makes a chocolate peanut butter that's to die for (it's Dairy Equipment).

    I live about 25 minutes from frum stores, but it's nice to be able to shop locally, as well.

    I am a firm believer that the OU's new stance on Dairy Equipment items being labelled Dairy is damaging to the public; how nice would it be to have Haagen Dazs sorbet after a meat meal.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. duncain haines is still pareve!!!! i mean maybe theres a few where its dairy but most are pareve!!!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. WIY
    Managed to post for 3 years without getting a subtitle

    "how nice would it be to have Haagen Dazs sorbet after a meat meal."

    Who says you can't? If its only DE then you cant eat them together but why cant you eat it after as a dessert? I was told you can but I recommend asking your own LOR.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    I agree 100%. I'd eat Oreos at a meat meal, also.

    The issue is this: I am responsible for putting together meals for a local shul. I wouldn't feel right about serving something labeled D at a public meat meal.

    I hold like a joke. A rabbi was once asked, "How do you say DE in Yiddish?" Rabbi responds, "Pareve." For Sephardim, this is true.

    In other news, instead of having to use Kinneret or Rich's in your coffee after a meat meal, SO Delicious makes Coconut creamers in a variety of flavors, including Hazelnut and French Vanilla that are labeled DE.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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