Archive for February, 2017

Falafel Balls and Also Kale & Quinoa Bites

PRESS RELEASE Melville, N.Y.-based Hain Celestial has added two heat-and-eat SKUs to its Yves Veggie Cuisine line of plant-based products: Falafel Balls and Kale & Quinoa Bites. The Falafel Balls are Middle-Eastern bites made from chickpeas, onions, carrots and a blend of herbs and spices, while the Kale & Quinoa Bites are made with two […]

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Garden of Eatin’ Announces Two New Chips

PRESS RELEASE Melville, N.Y.-based Hain Celestial has added two new varieties to its line of Garden of Eatin’ corn tortilla chips: Nacho and Ranch. The Nacho chips feature creamy farmhouse cheddar and paprika flavors, while the Ranch chips have hints of buttermilk, garlic and onion. Both are USDA-certified, made with non-GMO organic ingredients, gluten-free and […]

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Radioactive Bananas

FROM GRUNGE It’s well known that bananas contain large amounts of potassium, good for all sorts of important bodily functions. What is less well known is that a small proportion of that potassium is the unstable radioactive isotope potassium-40, which is sliding down your throat alongside the regular potassium, every time you chow down on […]

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Truvia Nectar Stevia Blend with Honey (OU)

REVIEW BY PHIL LEMPERT, SUPERMARKET GURU No or Low Fat No or Low Sodium No Artificial Colors No Artificial Flavors No Artificial Preservatives Gluten Free Kosher For those Stevia lovers out there this is a new twist. A blend of honey, sugar, water and stevia. It tastes and has an aroma more like a high […]

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Kosher Haggis (But Why Would You Want It?)

Haggis, the national dish of Scotland is neither nice to look at nor kosher, but in Glasgow, Scottish Jews can partake in a kosher version of this much-celebrated dish at Scotland’s only kosher deli, Mark’s Deli. Usually made with lamb organs that are not butchered according to kosher law, haggis is celebrated every January 25 […]

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Possible Price Increases If There is a Tariff on Mexican Imports to USA

FROM SPECIALTY FOOD NEWS White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer “said the 20 percent tax on annual Mexican imports would raise $10 billion a year and would easily pay for a border wall that is estimated to cost between $8 billion and $20 billion.” That’s apparently Trump’s plan to “get Mexico to pay for the […]

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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More Good News About Kosher Products

FROM KOSHER TODAY Reputation of Kosher Continues to Grow Amongst Mainstream Consumers New York – Mainstream consumers in the US very much respect kosher, say retailers. They point to the popularity of many kosher items like deli, salt, pickles, and even crackers. They also say that more non-traditional kosher consumers are stopping at kosher sections […]

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Saffron Road New Chickpea Crisps (OU-D)

FROM PREPARED FOODS PRESS RELEASE Saffron Road is expanding its plant-based protein snack line with the addition of innovative new ChickBean Crisps – a baked snack made with high-protein lentils, yellow peas, garbanzo (chickpea) and sweet potato flours. Like all Saffron Road products, the ChickBean Crisps were created with commitment to taste to capitalize on […]

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Results of a Soup-Eating Survey

FROM PREPARED FOODS THIS IS NOT ABOUT A KOSHER COMPANY, NOR IS IT ABOUT KOSHER SOUP PER SE, BUT IT IS FUNNY, AND IT PROBABLY IS TRUE ACROSS THE BOARD. Campbell Soup Company released the findings of the National Soup Month Survey, uncovering unexpected ways in which Americans enjoy a bowl of soup. In celebration […]

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Private Label May Be New Weapon Against Kosher Discounting

FROM KOSHER TODAY Brooklyn – Kosher independent stores may very well take a page from the airline industry. Faced with a growing cadre of discount airlines, major carriers are joining the discount fray. American Airlines is launching a new cheaper “no frills” ticket to compete with the discount airlines. Concern that new discounters like Bingo […]

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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