Archive for August, 2016

GENERAL MILLS FACES LAWSUIT OVER USE OF WORD “NATURAL”

Stroll down your supermarket’s aisles, and you may notice some new words on the cereal and snack boxes. “Natural,” once the descriptor of choice, is being crowded out after years of lawsuits. In its place: “Honest.” “Simple.” The “natural” claims haven’t vanished; they’ve just become less conspicuous—and as the claims have evolved, so has the […]

Posted on August 31, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Hashamen

This small chain makes without a doubt the best schwarma in Israel. The stores are quite small, but the taste is huge. Most of the seating is outside, but there is a counter at which you can sit inside. They offer turkey, beef, and lamb. We prefer all three together. The laffa is most generous, […]

Posted on August 30, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BANANA WAVE: OU PAREVE MILK FROM BANANAS

FROM THE COMPANY’S WEB SITE Fresh Start Beverage Co. is creating a new category in the milk-alternative industry. “We are the first company to actually make milk from a universally loved fruit — bananas. We call it Banana Wave,” said H.E. Neter Kush Ben Alkebulan, co-founder and chief beverage officer. Story: Entrepreneurial passion can take […]

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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VAN’S: CHOCOLATE GRAMWICH SANDWICH BARS (OU)

FROM PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU No Artificial Colors No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Preservatives Celiac Certified Gluten Free Milk Free Kosher This tastes more like a really good fig newton type of bar than chocolate and graham crackers. The graham is soft and chewy (good) and I really can’t taste the chocolate flavor (bad). It’s […]

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Health, Kosher Desserts, Kosher Kitchen, Kosher New Products, Kosher News, Uncategorized

JIM BEAM DOUBLE OAK KENTUCKY BOURBON

PRESS RELEASE Jim Beam’s twice-barreled Double Oak bourbon, new from Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory Inc., takes a cue from scotch’s often multi-barreled approach, taking bourbon aging to a different level. Offering a richer flavor than standard Jim Beam, the Kentucky straight bourbon is aged four years in freshly charred new American Oak barrels, then transferred […]

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: General Topics, Holidays, Uncategorized

NEW, NATURAL RED FOOD COLOR FROM PURPLE CORN AND IT’S KOSHER

DDW, “The Color House,” introduces a new food color derived from a purple corn hybrid cultivated in the US. The non-GM, kosher coloring delivers a vibrant red to purple hue, depending on pH, with a clean, neutral taste. Food and beverage companies may simply list “purple corn juice color” or “colored with vegetable juice” on […]

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 12:04 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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GOOD NATURED VEG-ABLES VEGGIE-BASED SNACKS (OU-D)

PRESS RELEASE New to Good Natured Selects, a brand from Nottingham, Pa.-based Herr Foods Inc., are Veg-ables, crispy snacks containing nutrients naturally extracted from vegetables – including spinach, carrots and tomatoes – and shaped as 3-D triangles. Available in 1.5- and 4.5-ounce bags, the snacks are free from gluten and trans fat, and made with […]

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PEREG PRE SEASONED QUINOA

PRESS RELEASE PRODUCT IS OU KOSHER, VEGAN, AND GLUTEN FREE Pre-Seasoned Quinoa Pereg Quinoa is conveniently prewashed, and comes in nine varieties including: All’ Italiana, Lemon & Herbs, Mushroom, Red Grain, Southern Smoked, Spinach, Tri-Color, Vegetable, and Whole Grain. The flavored quinoa mixes are preseasoned — just add water & boil. Red Grain, Tri-Color, and […]

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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BLUE STAR FARMS ORGANIC SNACK CRACKERS (KOF-K)

PRESS RELEASE Organic Snack Crackers New and improved, same great taste! Blue Star Farms Organic Snack Crackers have a fresh new look. Choose from Stone Ground Whole Wheat, Stone Ground Multigrain, and new flavor, Sprouted Lentil & Ancient Grains. Organic, non-GMO, and certified Kosher. 5-oz. boxes, 6 per case. All products are non-GMO, certified kosher […]

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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THE NEW POMPIDOU ON EMEK REFAIM

Pompidou moved from its former, cramped quarters into a much, much larger space. Located at 27 Emek Refaim, in the German Colony (Jerusalem), they are in the space where Lucianna (and before them Norman’s Burgers) used to be. The set up is essentially the same with few changes. Pompidou is a dairy restaurant. We went […]

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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