What Food Item Would You Like To See Get A Hecsher?

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  • #895362

    truthsharer
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    I want Skittles to become kosher.

    #895363

    I poskin it is Kosher. Although the Torah says pig is not kosher. This is not a pig.

    #895364

    truthsharer
    Member

    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.)

    #895365

    Jothar
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    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.

    #895366

    pusht
    Member

    i have heard that captain crunch is made with dairy equipment although the box only says oud is this true?

    #895367

    gavra_at_work
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    Peter Luger

    #895368

    Jewess
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    I’m waiting for the Pillsbury dough boy to get a brit millah, er, I mean a hechsher. His products look so delicious…

    #895369

    anon for this
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    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.

    #895370

    Jewess
    Member

    Anon, I want those crescents to be OUD.

    #895371

    anon for this
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    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.

    #895372

    d a
    Member

    I want all the real chocolate companies to become Cholov Yisroel.

    #895373

    oomis
    Participant

    Campbell’s soups (there are one or two that are kosher and dairy) and NutraSystem pre-packaged diet meals.

    #895374

    mybat
    Member

    In mexico kellogs cereals aren’t kosher, imagine! The other brands are (the equivalent of GM)

    #895375

    mazal77
    Participant

    Cinnabons – you know those food stores in the shopping malls. OMG – the smell is absolutely enticing and I wish I could taste them!!

    #895376

    anon for this
    Participant

    oomis, which Campbell’s soups are kosher?

    #895377

    shaatra
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    Big Red gum!! I smell it every time I’m on line in the supermarket its cinnamon flavored gum smells amazing

    #895378

    Joseph
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    Kula.

    #895379

    Jersey Jew
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    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.

    #895380

    Jersey Jew
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    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.

    #895381

    Jersey Jew
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    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!

    #895382

    Jersey Jew
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    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.

    #895383

    haifagirl
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    Velveeta cheese.

    And Edwardo’s pizza (it’s in Chicago).

    And I would like more kosher restaurants in Haifa.

    #895384

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    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.

    #895385

    mybat
    Member

    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?

    #895386

    mazal77
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    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.

    #895387

    sammygol
    Member

    How about the better wines, including Kesser…..

    #895388

    oomis
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    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).

    #895389

    SJSinNYC
    Member

    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.

    #895390

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    I vote for Kosher KFC in NY, and chalav yisroel Hersheys and Entenmans

    #895391

    shaatra
    Member

    Good thing KFC is not kosher. We don’t need to get fat

    #895392

    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.

    #895393

    mybat
    Member

    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?)

    #895394

    haifagirl
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    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.)

    #895395

    outoftowner
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    BTW- The doritos in Eretz Yisroel ARE great and addictive… They should get them in this country..

    #895396

    haifagirl
    Participant

    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.

    #895397

    starwolf
    Member

    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…..

    #895398

    mazal77
    Participant

    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.

    #895399

    oomis
    Participant

    “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.

    #895400

    mybat
    Member

    Mazal I’ve seen a macaroni and cheese chalav yisrael in mexico. (a different brand I think its wacky Mac or old city cafe)

    #895401

    kapusta
    Participant

    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)

    *kapusta*

    #895402

    oomis
    Participant

    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!

    #895403

    kapusta
    Participant

    How many people just scrolled up to see all the typos? Sorry, oomis. Better luck next time 😉

    *kapusta*

    #895404

    mazal77
    Participant

    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.

    #895405

    lakewoodwife
    Member

    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.

    #895406

    mepal
    Member

    Yeah. Like McDonalds.

    #895407

    mybat
    Member

    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.

    #895408

    squeak
    Participant

    In case nobody mentioned this yet, Red Bull is now approved by the CRC on their website. However, not the shots.

    #895409

    tamazaball
    Member

    i wish they ahd cherry coke were i live!and kosher cheetos yum yum!!

    #895410

    mybat
    Member

    Tamazaball there is cherry coke in mexico, you just need to know where to find it.

    #895411

    tamazaball
    Member

    I wish all the gums like dobble mint and tic tac where kosher.

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