March 14, 2011 6:49 pm at 6:49 pm #595691
The adults in our house only eat the hand shmurah matzah over passover, how much should I buy? I always buy too much, and noone eats it after passover. Plus, so expensive! Is $18.50 a pound very expensive or a decent price? thank you!March 14, 2011 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #750213☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Buy less than you usually buy.March 14, 2011 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #750214
Do you expect someone to tell how much per person?
Do you eat gebrokt? Do you wash for every meal? Appetites vary
But here is some advice for after yom tov.
every Isru chag pesach we make a list of what we used and the # of users this is a great help in planning & shopping. We also list left over non perishables so we can shop before opening the Pesach cupboards.
In Brooklyn the major kehilos have have reduced price outlets (warehouses, bulk, cash,advance ordering, no delivery) for many pesach staples. Bobov(both) satmar (both) etc. too early for detais.March 14, 2011 7:48 pm at 7:48 pm #750215MDGParticipant
How much did you use last year?
Use that as your guide. Maybe one extra box, maybe.
You can always buy during Chol Hamoed, if you see you are running short.March 14, 2011 7:55 pm at 7:55 pm #750216bptParticipant
$18.50 is a steal (I’ve heard of $22/lb)
As far as how much, what we buy is 2 lbs per person. The usage plummets after day 1 and 2, and if you are lucky enough to run out, you can always buy more on Chol Hamoed (or get from your brother-in-law, who overbought by 12 lbs.. just in case)March 14, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #750217ItcheSrulikMember
Ha lachma anya — this is the bread that makes us poor.
Di achala avhasana b’arra d’mitzrayim — that our parents ate in Egypt, but not here because they can’t afford it.
$18.50 sounds reasonable. I recall seeing it slightly cheaper last year and you might be able to get a better deal if you bake with a chabura.March 14, 2011 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #750218
thanks everyone I appreciate 🙂 chag kosher vesamaech!March 14, 2011 9:22 pm at 9:22 pm #750219always hereParticipant
bpt~ how’d you know that last year, when we ran short, we got from my brother-in-law, who had overbought?! LOL 😉 <true story>March 14, 2011 9:32 pm at 9:32 pm #750220bptParticipant
“when we ran short, we got from my brother-in-law, who had overbought”
Because, every family (my own included) has one such individual, that is always (over)prepared.
The trick is not to be the one.. just know who is.March 14, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #750221600 Kilo BearMember
2 POUNDS a person sounds like very little. Do you mean 2 kilos? That would be on the high end, for a big eater or if you are very machmir and need the matzos to fill you up because everything else you eat is not very filling (ie you don’t like potatoes).
You will finish a pound for the sedorim alone.
I highly recommend the Shyster Shortweight Matzo Bakery in a town that begins with an O and is located in Upriver New York. They charge 13.95 a pound (9-11 ounces to the pound by the Shysterlach).March 15, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am #750222cherrybimParticipant
If money is tight, get machine shmura.March 15, 2011 2:37 am at 2:37 am #750223
Dont pass out we buy approx 32 pds and we eat matzo every shabbos until Shvuos!! we love matzo and yes it costs a fortune!!March 15, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #750224
After Pesach my kids don’t want to look at it.March 15, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #750225
Buy machine shmura. MUCH cheaperMarch 15, 2011 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #750226
You can not compare the taste of machine shmura matzo to hand !March 15, 2011 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #750227
You cannot compare the value of saving (potentially) hundreds of dollars on matzah to the marginally better tasteMarch 15, 2011 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm #750228
Enlightened Jew:: Wow!! you must really look foward to YomTov!! Pesach is not a cheap Yom Tov, actually probably the most expensive one!! I can truly say I love every minute of it! Even with all the work!! We definitely have a hard time making ends meet but I know every penny spent on Yom Tov gets taken care of somehow….. You can sit at your seder enjoying your cheaper matzos nad I will sit at mine enjoying mine!! By the way, Matzo stands for Mekol Tzara Hatzeleinu! Hatzlocha!March 15, 2011 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #750229yaakov doeParticipant
I’d go with 5 lbs per adult. It’s great after Pesach too and you need for Pesach Shanei also. Try the whole wheat.
Nothing’s better that shmurah matzoh with butter or cream cheese or chopped liver.March 15, 2011 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #750230YW Moderator-80Member
apparently youve never had it smeared with chicken schmaltz and a little salt.March 15, 2011 9:28 pm at 9:28 pm #750231Derech HaMelechMember
My mother makes a salad bowl full of charoses for the matzah. A nice thick layer of charoses on matzah is what Pesach is all about.
Chaburah matzah here is $21 a pound. 5 lbs per adult will guarantee that charoses will be the only thing I will be able to afford to eat the whole chodesh Nisan.
They need to make a kosher l’pesach metamucil.March 15, 2011 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #750232
1) Buy the whole wheat matzo and you will have some more fiber, the taste is better
Citrucel Caplets Reg & Sugar Free Orange Flavor Powder
Dr. Choice Fiber Powder & Tablets – when bearing STAR-K
Konsyl Powder – when bearing OK
Metamucil All Powders
Shaklee Fiber Plan Dietery Supplements (Unflavored) – when bearing Star-K
Fiber Plan Tablets- when bearing Star-D Dairy)
EDITEDMarch 16, 2011 5:23 am at 5:23 am #750233Boro Park GirlMember
We buy 15 lbs for a family of 5 adults.-usually we have just enough to save 1 lb. for pesach sheini.March 16, 2011 5:25 am at 5:25 am #750234Boro Park GirlMember
You can buy it in a grocery for about 12 a lb.-usually is still fresh-we buy from the rav of our shul and pay 22.50 but its baked in Nissan.March 16, 2011 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #750235
I look very much to Pesach because we don’t MAKE ourselves crazy with cleaning and expense. We do what we need to do, spend wisely, and enter yom tov like normal people, not rags. We don’t spend $1,000 on food just FOR ONE WEEK.March 16, 2011 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm #750236
And, I might add, I am APPALLED at the portrayal of Pesach responsibilities and roles in popular Jewish media. In my house it is both the husband and the wife’s Pesach responsibility to clean and cook. Not – it is the wife’s responsibility and the husband helps out. It is BOTH our responsibilities at the get go.March 16, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #750237
Enlightened Jew:; You seem to be enlightened in different ways….
I LOVE YOMTOV and so do all the members of my family!! We enjoy the work and everything involved!! Your spending less than $ 1000 on YomTov just means you are buying for less people than we are.
We don’t enter Yom Tov like a rag. We are doing what we are supposed to, plus any more that I alone put on myself with no fault to others.March 16, 2011 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #750238
Taht clipping I posted is from Star K archives
I supplied so you will have to your own searching
Just search for fiber passoverMarch 11, 2022 3:06 pm at 3:06 pm #2068445N/AParticipant
I dont see any consensus here on how much matza to buy per person for Pesach.
11 years later and I laugh at how little things costed back then!
At $32 / lb (where I live) is considered mid range for hand Shmura.March 13, 2022 11:52 am at 11:52 am #2068797
2011 > Is $18.50 a pound very expensive
2022> At $32 / lb (where I live) is considered mid rang
this thread should be useful for economists to track inflation (or affluence of Yidden). Assuming 2% inflation for 10 years and 10% last year, the price is still 30% higher. So, B’H, Yidden are ready to pay for mitzvos.March 14, 2022 10:02 am at 10:02 am #2069076Avram in MDParticipant
“this thread should be useful for economists to track inflation (or affluence of Yidden). Assuming 2% inflation for 10 years and 10% last year, the price is still 30% higher. So, B’H, Yidden are ready to pay for mitzvos.”
Brand and location also play a big role in the price.March 14, 2022 10:53 am at 10:53 am #2069089
Avram in MD: My family in Baltimore tells me the reliable “hand shmurah is going from a low end of $35/lb at Chabad to upwards of $40+ at some of the hameshe markets, some of which are already sold out. One of the local outlets is reselling hand shumrah from Brooklyn’s Kehilath Yakov (Pupa) & Zehlem Matzo Bakery for “only” $45/lb.March 14, 2022 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #2069251
Avram> Brand and location also play a big role in the price.
yes, this is marketing 101.March 15, 2022 11:37 am at 11:37 am #2069381hujuParticipant
How many pounds of prunes should you buy per pound of shmurah matzoh? I say the ratio should be 4 to 1, prunes to matzoh.March 15, 2022 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #2069608
Huju: Do you have a special family minhag for Matzoh/Prune sandwiches along the lines of Hillel’s matzoh/marror along with a heter for the combo? I recall that the gemorah (Berachos 49a) admonishes us not to perform mitzvos “bundled together” ( aka chavilos chavilos) so as not to give the impression that mitzvos are an unwanted burden to be rushed.March 16, 2022 1:28 am at 1:28 am #2069652
There is a gemora maybe in a couple of places about Israeli Rabonim coming to Bavel and eating sweet and cheap figs – and praising Bavel same night. And cursing it next morning – after having stomach problems.March 16, 2022 1:32 am at 1:32 am #2069659
Huju: On further consideration, it should have been clear that your family’s shmurah mitzvah and prune minhag does not involve two distinct mitzvahs and thus not subject to the inyan of . ain osim mitzvos chavilos chavilos. While eating the prunes may have collateral benefits to your enjoyment of the yom tov, they are not strictly de’oraisa.March 31, 2022 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm #2074462Shalom-al-IsraelParticipant
If you buy whole-wheat, you will see, you eat less if it…March 31, 2022 4:16 pm at 4:16 pm #2074582takahmamashParticipant
What does that mean, nobody eats it after Pesach? I eat matza year round, and I make sure to finish the shmura first so it doesn’t go stale. This year it will be a bit of a problem because I’m flying to the states on chol hamoed. Such is life.March 31, 2022 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #2074639March 31, 2022 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #2074640March 31, 2022 9:24 pm at 9:24 pm #2074641April 1, 2022 4:10 am at 4:10 am #2074727
Per UJM, just drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, pepper and maybe even some fresh rosemary and pop in the oven at 350 F until golden and crisp.April 1, 2022 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm #2074774
Godol: Are you agreeing with me again? I must say that it seems to start becoming a trend with you.April 27, 2022 9:27 am at 9:27 am #2080284hujuParticipant
If you are still eating matzoh, you bought too much.April 27, 2022 10:24 am at 10:24 am #2080337
I like eating hand matzah all year.
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