October 15, 2009 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #895362truthsharerMember
I want Skittles to become kosher.October 15, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #895363YW Moderator-80Member
I poskin it is Kosher. Although the Torah says pig is not kosher. This is not a pig.October 15, 2009 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #895364truthsharerMember
The Tzitz Eliezer would agree with you, but most other poskim would disagree.
(You’ll have to Google the machlokes, I doubt the Censors would allow it through.)October 15, 2009 4:57 pm at 4:57 pm #895365JotharMember
The Orach Chaim in Parshas Shemini says , based on midrash tehillim 146, that the pig is called “chazer” because it will “chozer” to being kosher in zman moshiach. (There is deep significance to this, as the pig represents eisav and the yetzer hara).
The Brisker Rov has a kashye on this- we know the halacha is, according to the Rambam, that a halacha can’t be changed. so if a pig will become kosher and will not grow a ruminant stomach, then it violated the Rambam! And if it grows a ruminant stomach, then it’s not a pig! Unfortunately, my brother-in-law who told me this kashye couldn’t find in his notebook the teretz his rebbe said over from the Brisker Rov.
Bottom line- pigs are much cheaper than cows. Kosher pigs, besides meaning that moshiach is here, also means that cheap meat is here.October 15, 2009 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #895366pushtMember
i have heard that captain crunch is made with dairy equipment although the box only says oud is this true?October 15, 2009 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #895367gavra_at_workParticipant
Peter LugerOctober 15, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #895368JewessMember
I’m waiting for the Pillsbury dough boy to get a brit millah, er, I mean a hechsher. His products look so delicious…October 15, 2009 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #895369
Jewess, some Pillsbury products are kosher, cholov stam. Refrigerated rolls don’t have a hechsher, but some of the refrigerated cookie dough does, as do many of the dry mix products.October 15, 2009 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #895370JewessMember
Anon, I want those crescents to be OUD.October 15, 2009 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #895371
Jewess, I agree. They were on sale at my grocery store this week & last–I think I would’ve been paid to take them home. And they do look tasty. I’d figured that’s what you meant but mentioned the other products just in case.October 15, 2009 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm #895372d aMember
I want all the real chocolate companies to become Cholov Yisroel.October 16, 2009 12:36 am at 12:36 am #895373
Campbell’s soups (there are one or two that are kosher and dairy) and NutraSystem pre-packaged diet meals.October 16, 2009 1:03 am at 1:03 am #895374
In mexico kellogs cereals aren’t kosher, imagine! The other brands are (the equivalent of GM)October 16, 2009 2:13 am at 2:13 am #895375
Cinnabons – you know those food stores in the shopping malls. OMG – the smell is absolutely enticing and I wish I could taste them!!October 16, 2009 2:53 am at 2:53 am #895376
oomis, which Campbell’s soups are kosher?October 16, 2009 4:02 am at 4:02 am #895377shaatraMember
Big Red gum!! I smell it every time I’m on line in the supermarket its cinnamon flavored gum smells amazingOctober 16, 2009 4:29 am at 4:29 am #895378JosephParticipant
Kula.October 16, 2009 5:26 am at 5:26 am #895379
as far as what we wish would be kosher, when you think about it, whatever can be kosher out there from the major companies is kosher (just about anyway).
I would go along with the Hostess products. I would also like to have some Wonder Bread once. I hear it tastes like air but I want to make the choice. I would also like the Wrigley products in the USA to go kosher. I heard from someone VERY reliable a few years ago that it was close but I dont know what happened.
someone wanted skittles…. i think those have carmine in them which is not acceptable. I think they could also have stearates in them which could be non kosher.October 16, 2009 5:29 am at 5:29 am #895380
Campbell’s soups are NOT kosher!!!!!!! They were under the Half Moon K and the last kosher run took place last Sept (over a year ago!). There was only ONE type that was kosher …. the Vegetarian Vegetable… which was part of their problem in getting it sold.October 16, 2009 5:31 am at 5:31 am #895381
pusht, keep in mind that if the product is marked dairy it would mean it is dairy as no one is vouching that the equipment is cleaned between products. Thus, you could have mamesh dairy on the line while your “DE” thing is going thru. In that case, your DE item is very very D!October 16, 2009 5:36 am at 5:36 am #895382
mazal77, there is a kosher cinnabon off Rt-4 in NJ nr Teaneck. The address is 450 Hackensack Ave., Hackensack, NJ 07601. They are together with Carvel and they are under the Kof-K. I suggest calling to see if they are still kosher.October 16, 2009 5:48 am at 5:48 am #895383
And Edwardo’s pizza (it’s in Chicago).
And I would like more kosher restaurants in Haifa.October 16, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm #895384SJSinNYCMember
The kosher cinnabon is still around (at least a few months ago when I was there).
To be honest, it was good, but not great. The costco buns that they sold long ago (no longer available) were MUCH better.
I tasted the campbell’s vegetable soup (I didn’t know it was half moon k – I was at someone’s house who served it and I generally rely on their hechsher, which I was told not to question someone on kashrut if they are generally reliable) and it wasn’t good at all. Lots of hype.October 16, 2009 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #895385
Mark levin isn’t the dairy batel be shishim?
Now that you mention the wonder bread in mexico it actually is kosher but DE. But for some reason whenever I go to a supermarket in the states the only bread that I can find that is kosher are bagels, why?October 16, 2009 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #895386
Thanks Mark about the Cinnabon place in Teaneck, but I keep chalav yisrael. But like I had written earlier, just passing the Cinnabon’s stores and smelling all those pastries, makes my mouth water!! but SJS mentioned they weren’t that great, I will keep that in mind whenever I pass one again.October 16, 2009 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #895387sammygolMember
How about the better wines, including Kesser…..October 16, 2009 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #895388
My bad, it was one type, then. I never used it myself, but had heard they got a hechsher on one or two of the soups a few years ago. I had heard the tomato soup was also kosher, but dairy. In any case, I WISH they would all go Kosher, or the Healthy Harvest (or Healthy Choice, whatever it is) and Progresso, because those soups look so yummy.
Sammygol, what’s wrong with Kesser wines, may I ask? Do they not have a hechsher?
I would love Kosher Kentucky Fried Chicken in NY. And I really wish we could eat T-Bone steaks or sirloin.
On the opposite side, I really wish they would not make kosher stuff like It’s Not Shrimp, or It’s Not Lobster. That stuff just sickens me to even think of it (though I love the imitation bacon bits).October 18, 2009 1:44 am at 1:44 am #895389SJSinNYCMember
Mazal, glad to help! To be honest, a lot of these places smell better than they taste! I used to walk past dominoes every day near Port Authority and their pizza smells awesome (they pump out the smell). I mentioned it to a friend of mine who is a BT and they said dominoes is not even that good and that pizza hut was better. But I can eat pizza hut in Israel, so that’s easy! LOL
Anon, I figured you would think along the same lines as me 🙂
The best would be if chicken was kosher everywhere. THat would be awesome.October 18, 2009 2:07 am at 2:07 am #895390YW Moderator-42Moderator
I vote for Kosher KFC in NY, and chalav yisroel Hersheys and EntenmansOctober 18, 2009 3:15 am at 3:15 am #895391shaatraMember
Good thing KFC is not kosher. We don’t need to get fatOctober 18, 2009 3:32 am at 3:32 am #895392plonisalmonisMember
BTW – I was never in-tune to this stuff because since I’m (around) three (and I’m not sooooooo little anymore) we’ve been keeping cholov Yisroel, but apparently there’s a lot of stuff in E”Y that’s cholov Yisroel there and not here, starting with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. And the Doritos there aren’t even too great.October 18, 2009 3:50 am at 3:50 am #895393
I was once in a kosher McDonalds in Argentina, wasn’t that great, kosher delight or Nathans (LA) is better.
If they make kosher KFC in NY you have to post it here! (otherwise how will I find out?)October 18, 2009 4:44 am at 4:44 am #895394
oomis: It’s not shrimp and it’s not lobster are great. They bear only a passing similarity to the real stuff. As for the imitation bacon bits, they don’t even come close to the real thing. (I’m a BT. I know what all that stuff tastes like.)October 18, 2009 6:37 am at 6:37 am #895395outoftownerMember
BTW- The doritos in Eretz Yisroel ARE great and addictive… They should get them in this country..October 18, 2009 7:03 am at 7:03 am #895396
I especially like the “nacho cheese” Doritos with are pareve here. Although, truth be told, they don’t taste as good as I remember the “real” nacho cheese Doritos from before I was frum.October 18, 2009 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #895397starwolfMember
Living in Israel, I have things pretty easy when it comes to food.
I do love my malt whisky, though, and if anyone comes up with a hechsher
for Pesach use…..October 19, 2009 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #895398
Outoftowner, I did see the Israeli Doritos around in the NY area, though not recently(if anyone can verify they have see please state otherwise). I would love to see A Cholov Yisrael Dairy Doritos and Cheetos, & Kraft Macaroni and cheese.
Do you know the kids eat so much nosh as it is, can you imagine how fat we would all become if all these products became kosher & Chalav yisrael??!! It’s a bracha in disguise that all haven’t.October 19, 2009 6:58 pm at 6:58 pm #895399
“oomis: It’s not shrimp and it’s not lobster are great. They bear only a passing similarity to the real stuff. As for the imitation bacon bits, they don’t even come close to the real thing. (I’m a BT. I know what all that stuff tastes like.) “
My hubby is, too, and he claims the Bacos or Moernigtar Farms strips (milchig)are dead on. iw ould not know the difference. But I could NEVER eat the seafood, knowing what their unkosher counterparts look like. Honestly, I don’t feel I am missing out on anything.October 19, 2009 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #895400
Mazal I’ve seen a macaroni and cheese chalav yisrael in mexico. (a different brand I think its wacky Mac or old city cafe)October 19, 2009 7:13 pm at 7:13 pm #895401kapustaParticipant
mazal, I’m pretty sure the old city cafe mac and cheese mixes are cholov yisroel but I’m not totally sure. I haven’t seen them in a loooong time though. Maybe call the manager of your LOS (local orthodox supermarket)October 19, 2009 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #895402
Gevalt, did I make a lot of typos!!!!! Just ignore, please.
and I thought I was the typo king… I humbly acknowledge your superiority in the typo-kingdom!October 19, 2009 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #895403kapustaParticipant
How many people just scrolled up to see all the typos? Sorry, oomis. Better luck next time 😉October 19, 2009 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #895404
I bought and used the Old City Mac & Cheese and they aren’t too bad, but the way I remember the commercials when I use to watch TV, before I was frum, they looked so good and chessy. The Wacky Mac is not Cholov yisrael. Come to think of it, I have not seen the Old City package at the supermarket in a while, too. I hope it’s in production and they can return it to the shelves soon.October 20, 2009 1:23 am at 1:23 am #895405lakewoodwifeParticipant
I think it would be great if any one of the chain restaurants went kosher nationwide. I don’t even particularly care which one, but then you could get food anywhere. Traveling would be so much easier. Even just going out for the day- you wouldn’t have to worry about bringing lunch- just grab a quick bite at the closest__________(insert name of chain).That would just be soooo much fun.October 20, 2009 1:45 am at 1:45 am #895406mepalMember
Yeah. Like McDonalds.October 20, 2009 1:50 am at 1:50 am #895407
Lakewoodwife that would be great!we are always making picnics if we are somewhere without kosher restaurants. That’s why we usually try to go to places that have some kosher options.
Besides coming from mexico there’s nothing like a good slice of pizza in the states.October 20, 2009 1:58 am at 1:58 am #895408squeakParticipant
In case nobody mentioned this yet, Red Bull is now approved by the CRC on their website. However, not the shots.October 20, 2009 4:15 am at 4:15 am #895409tamazaballMember
i wish they ahd cherry coke were i live!and kosher cheetos yum yum!!October 20, 2009 4:32 am at 4:32 am #895410
Tamazaball there is cherry coke in mexico, you just need to know where to find it.October 20, 2009 5:02 am at 5:02 am #895411tamazaballMember
I wish all the gums like dobble mint and tic tac where kosher.
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