April 8, 2018 10:52 am at 10:52 am #1503422
For the last two years, I’ve used matzah made by “Tiferet ha’matzot” in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The one-pound boxes don’t seem to have any marking that tells you the date of baking. Is the date buried somewhere in the Hebrew text on the box?
Above the company’s address, there’s a note that says “Best before printed on the box.”, but there’s only an empty space below that.April 8, 2018 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #1503467
Who gives a hechsher on these Matzahs?April 8, 2018 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1503597
Who gives a hechsher on these Matzahs?
There appear to be three heckshers:
1. OK Kosher
2. HaRav Shmuel Kamenetski (Dnepropetrovsk)
3. (I can’t translate it.)
The second one is English/Hebrew/Cyrillic. The third is Hebrew only.
I got last years’ shmurah matzah from a Chabad House, and this year’s from a store in Crown Heights that the Chabad Rabbi recommended.April 8, 2018 4:14 pm at 4:14 pm #1503608
I didn’t see any dates on my boxes of Shatzer, Lakewood, pups zteilim, or Boro Park matzos.April 11, 2018 7:19 am at 7:19 am #1505011ChaverParticipant
Matzah is baked from a bit before Chanukah, that is why they don’t print a date so people won’t get scared that their Matzah is old.April 11, 2018 7:20 am at 7:20 am #1505017
Hand matzoh is never dated because who in thier Right mind would buy matzhos baked before chanuka!April 11, 2018 9:36 am at 9:36 am #1505028
iac, why’d you have four different brands?April 11, 2018 9:37 am at 9:37 am #1505038
Matzah is baked from a bit before Chanukah, that is why they don’t print a date so people won’t get scared that their Matzah is old.
Then they could at least put the Jewish year on the box, or “for Pesach 2018”, so you know it’s not leftover from a previous year.April 11, 2018 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1505076
Stores with leftover Matzahs sometimes store it for sale for the following year Pesach.April 11, 2018 3:29 pm at 3:29 pm #1505318apushatayidParticipant
“Then they could at least put the Jewish year on the box, or “for Pesach 2018”, so you know it’s not leftover from a previous year.”
what do you think happens to most pesach products that dont sell? deep freeze till the next year. unless it is something they can put into the “gluten free” section.April 11, 2018 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #1505365
Joseph: bulk was whole wheat from BP bakery, regular was from Shatzer (burnt), one DIL needed thinner matzos and her family uses Lakewood, Pupa Tzeilim from the Rov of my mechutan’s shul (present from the Rov to my son).April 11, 2018 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #1505368
DovidBT: I agree with you but I have never seen it done with the hand matzos but is common among the machine matzos. Bought “Shoprite” machine matzos months after Pesach and it tasted fresh.April 11, 2018 5:22 pm at 5:22 pm #1505387
Why would machine matzah remain fresher longer than hand matzah?April 11, 2018 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #1505403
Bought “Shoprite” machine matzos months after Pesach and it tasted fresh.
The cheap non-shmurah matzah sold in 5-pound packs seems to retain its taste for a long time. This year I started with a box left over from 2016, and then moved on to the 2017 left overs.
I have no complaints about the quality of the matzah I’ve bought, either shmurah or non-shmurah. I was just curious about the lack of dating on the shmurah packages.April 11, 2018 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #1505411Uncle BenParticipant
Joseph: Most machine matza is sealed in plastic. Moat hand matza is not.April 11, 2018 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1505462
Why would machine matzah remain fresher longer than hand matzah?
Machine matzoh for 1 has an inner sealed plastic and 2, machine matzoh doesnt have any human or non human hands touching them. So no sweat or smell or hairs.April 11, 2018 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1505468MammeleParticipant
The shmura spelt Matzah we got from ______ was not as crispy as their regular, because they bake it earlier in the year. You have the option to rebake it for a few minutes if it’s not that fresh.
No self respecting supermarket or Matzah bakery will sell you last year’s Matzah. Maybe potato starch or other dry products that keep well from year to year they’ll re-shelve. And I don’t think deep freezing is cost effective for most Pesach foods.April 11, 2018 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #1505469MammeleParticipant
Perhaps the imported Matzah is required to have a date. So the date “field” is printed, but they mostly omit it as no one in customs actually checks all boxes… Or only specific countries need a date. Just my two cents.April 11, 2018 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm #1505474
Mamelle says: No self respecting supermarket or Matzah bakery will sell you last year’s Matzah..
Dream on my friend!
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