Archive for April, 2013

SKITTLES KOSHER IN ISRAEL!

SKITTLES ARE KOSHER IN ISRAEL. They are certified Kosher Mehadrin Parve by the Bedatz KF Rav Yisrael Lichtenstein of London and approved by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. They are being produced, though, in the Czech Republic at a Wriggly’s plant over there and then imported to Israel. Essentially, it appears that they were re-certified […]

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

JELLY BELLY JEWEL COLLECTION

FAIRFIELD, Calif., Apr. 22, 2013­­ /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of National Jelly Bean Day (April 22), Jelly Belly Candy Company debuts its shimmering collection of Jelly Belly® jelly beans. The new Jelly Belly Jewel Collection features seven of Jelly Belly’s most popular flavors finished with a beautiful iridescent sheen. The gem-inspired candy is now available […]

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

VIP SAYS THEY CONTINUE TO PRODUCE

FROM KOSHER TODAY APRIL 22, 2013 Kosher Company Says it Continues to Produce Quality Products Despite Seizure By Staff Reporters QUEENS, NY — A kosher manufacturer of a host of products that was accused of producing the products in a plant infested with rodents would not comment on the accusations because of the ongoing investigation […]

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Alert, Kosher Desserts, Kosher News, Uncategorized

THE SILENCE HAS BEEN DEAFENING

Strange, init? Outside of the Failed Messiah blog and some general newspapers, there has been precious little written about VIP foods. We are not conspiracy nuts, but we are starting to wonder if there is a conspiracy of silence going on. Where are all the Jewish media? How can it be that no one seems […]

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Alert, Kosher News, Uncategorized

BIG KOSHER CHEESE NEWS

Stop the presses! Extra, extra read all about it! Polly-O string cheese is now OUD kosher! Some markets already have the new packaging with the OU. Watch for the new kosher cheese in your local food emporium. The company has announced that over the next many months, other Polly-O products will appear with the OU […]

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

CARROT KUGEL

FROM MY JEWISH LEARNING Carrot Kugel Ingredients 1 cup matzah cake meal 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 1/4 cups grated carrots 2 eggs 1/2 cup melted butter […]

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Kosher Recipes, Uncategorized

INDEED, WHERE WAS THE MASHGIACH?

Now the Federal Gov’t has removed over one million dollars of “food” items from VIP Foods (Kojel, etc). Maybe it is just us, but we find this whole affair to be disgusting. No, not the Health Dept. or the Federal Government- rather the company. We posted an alert on Face Book, and we got a […]

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HOLY RAT “URP” BAT MAN! NYC SHUTS DOWN KOJEL FOR HEALTH REASONS

FROM THE NY TIMES Food and Drink April 12, 2013, 6:24 pm Comment Kosher Food Maker’s Inventory Seized Over Rodent Infestation By LUKE HAMMILL V.I.P. Foods, whose Queens headquarters were infested with rodents, according to federal authorities, sells its products under several brands, including KoJel.Screengrab from V.I.P. Foods Web site. V.I.P. Foods, whose Queens headquarters […]

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Alert, Kosher News, Uncategorized

KANE CANDY PART TWO

Back in Nov, 2012, we told you about the really fancy chocolate cups, etc, available from Kane Candy. The products make for some really fancy desserts with which you can really wow your friends. All products are Star-D (dairy). The company has added four new products to their already impressive line up. White Chocolate Winter […]

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Kosher Desserts, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

FRUIT JUICE INFUSED CHOCOLATE WITH 50% LESS FAT

Ready for Debut: Fruit-Juice-Infused Chocolate With 50 Percent Less Fat Apr. 7, 2013 — Already renowned as a healthy treat when enjoyed in moderation, chocolate could become even more salubrious if manufacturers embraced new technology for making “fruit-juice-infused chocolate,” a scientist said at a conference in New Orleans on April 7. The presentation was part […]

Posted on April 17, 2013 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Uncategorized