M and M’S Brand Ice Cream Bars (OU-D)

M&M’S brand ice cream bars

Mars Chocolate, Hackettstown, N.J., introduced new M&M’S brand ice cream bars.

Each individually wrapped bar features chopped M&M’S Milk Chocolate Candies inside reduced fat vanilla ice cream, all smothered in creamy milk chocolate.

They’re available beginning in December in drug, grocery, mass and convenience store outlets for a suggested retail price of $1.79 for a 2.64-ounce single and $3.99 for a 1.63-ounce box of six bars.

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Foodstirs New Baking Mixes (OU)

Foodstirs 4 New Baking Mixes

Foodstirs Modern Baking has unveiled four new baking mixes, all of which are organic, sustainably made and all-natural. Their newest varieties include Organic Snickerdoodle Blondie Mix, Organic Very Merry Gingerbread Cookie Mix, Organic Chocolate Chippy Pumpkin Bread Mix and Organic Pumpkin Spice Stacks Pancake Mix. All are made of high-quality organic flour, Biodynamic sugar, and fair-trade chocolate, and carry an SRP of $4.99 to $5.99.

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 12:03 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Reese’s Dipped Pretzels (OUD)

Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels

Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels feature bite-sized pretzels dipped in milk chocolate and then drizzled with dark chocolate. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Dipped Pretzels are dipped in white crème and coated with cookie bits. Reese’s Dipped Pretzels are dipped in peanut butter candy and drizzled with milk chocolate. All three new products are available in 4.25-ounce pouches (with an SRP of $2.99) and 8.5-ounce pouches (with an SRP of $4.49).

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 12:01 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Heineken H41 Lager- A Great New Heinie

Heineken H41 Wild Lager

The limited edition Wild Lager brewed using a rare ‘mother’ yeast discovered in the deep forests of Patagonia

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Heineken® launched H41®, a limited edition Wild Lager brewed using a rare ‘mother’ yeast discovered in the deep forests of Patagonia. Developed over the course of multiple years by the brand’s Master Brewer, the new lager has a fuller taste, with spicy notes balanced by subtle fruity hints.

The name H41 is derived from the latitude co-ordinate of the beech forest in Patagonia where this yeast was discovered. The H stands for Heineken®.

Willem van Waesberghe, Heineken’s Master Brewer, commented: “Central to the famous Heineken taste is our unique A-yeast. It was first used 130 years ago by Dr. Elion, a Heineken brewer trained by Louis Pasteur. It is still used today. The exact make up of our A-yeast is a closely guarded secret.”

He continued; “However, when the ‘mother’ of our A-yeast was discovered in Patagonia, it presented us with a unique opportunity. Using our unrivalled expertise, Heineken’s Master Brewers began to work with the mother yeast to unlock a spectrum of new flavors. Our ‘Lager Explorations’ series was born. The taste of every beer in the series will be surprising and intense, but still balanced and refreshing.”

Posted on November 6, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Numi Oranic Citrus Matcha

Numi Tea Organic Citrus Matcha

Numi Tea Organic Citrus Matcha

Numi Tea’s Organic Citrus Matcha, featuring the highest quality tea, has a bright, savory taste with a lemongrass and orange peel kick and is a unique take on the traditional Matcha tea that originated in Japan. Matcha is a shade-grown green tea that has been ground into a fine powder. An antioxidant powerhouse, Matcha drinkers benefit from ingesting the whole leaf rather than the brewed leaves.  Kosher and Halal

Posted on November 3, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Oven BBQ Chicken Wings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Bend the wings and tuck the tips under the large joint to form a triangle.
  3. Season the chicken wings on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Set wings in a single layer in a large roasting or baking pan. Use two pans if you have to.
  5. Bake the chicken wings, turning once, until browned, about 45 minutes.
  6. Remove the wings from the oven.
  7. Pour off all the fat from the pan. If necessary, blot the wings with paper towels.
  8. Return the wings to the pan.
  9. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken wings and return to the oven.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Turn the wings over and bake 10 minutes longer.
  12. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold.
Posted on November 2, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Southern Breeze Cold Brew Teas (OU)

Southern Breeze Cold Brew Sweet Teas

Southern Breeze Sweet Teas now offers pre-sweetened, bagged teas for cold-brewing in its new Cold Brew Sweet Teas. Tea lovers can enjoy a favorite Southern staple without the hassle of the traditional brewing process, and it is also sugar-free. The line includes Original, Peach, Raspberry and Half & Half, each of which retailers for a suggested $3.49 per box of 20 single-serve bags.

Posted on November 1, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Fruit Nippers- For Adults Only (OU)

Fruit Nippers Spirits-Infused Fruit Pieces

Fruit Nippers premium fruit pieces are infused with top-shelf spirits that can be enjoyed straight out of the jar or added to cocktails, marinades and desserts. At 70 calories per serving and 8 percent ABV, Fruit Nippers are available in three tasty varieties: Orange Tequila, Apple Cinnamon Whiskey and Pineapple Rum, and are kosher, fat-free, and gluten-free. Pineapple Rum pairs pineapple with rum for a tropical taste; Orange Tequila goes for a south-of-the-border taste; and Apple Cinnamon Whiskey combines crisp apples and warm cinnamon with whiskey for a smooth taste. All three combinations come in 13.5-ounce jars and retail for a suggested $9.99 each.

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Hershey’s And Reese’s Dipped Pretzels (OU-D)

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Hershey’s & Reese’s Dipped Pretzels

Available in 4.25-ounce pouches.

Hershey’s & Reese’s Dipped Pretzels

Hershey’s Dipped Pretzels feature bite-sized pretzels dipped in milk chocolate and then drizzled with dark chocolate. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Dipped Pretzels are dipped in white crème and coated with cookie bits. Reese’s Dipped Pretzels are dipped in peanut butter candy and drizzled with milk chocolate. All three new products are available in 4.25-ounce pouches (suggested retail price of $2.99) and 8.5-ounce pouches (SRP $4.49).

Posted on October 30, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Gabila’s Knishes- Comeback Kid of the Year!

FROM KOSHER TODAY

Copiague, LI – BY Devorah Paltiel, KT Feature Editor –  “A filled pastry, either baked or fried,” explained culinary historian, Gil Marks, in his book, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Foods. “The knish is a classic example of peasant food evolving into comfort food and even sophisticated fare. The origins of the knish lay in a medieval Slavic fried patty, called knysz in Poland, a peasant dish made from a cooked vegetable, most notably mashed turnips or kasha…” The knysz was adopted by Eastern European Jews and became known as the knish. It was those Jews who brought it to America where it became so popular that in January 1916, The New York Times reported that the “latest scene of war” on Rivington St, was in fact “a knish war” between multiple knish rivals.

A few years later in 1921, Gabila’s entered the scene with their revolutionary square-shaped knish which unsurprisingly took the world by storm. Their knishes were soon served in delis and sold at street carts across New York; in fact those square-shaped, fried pillows of dough and potato are still the company’s bestselling item today. “I’d guess that we produce about 50,000 knishes a day,” revealed Mr. Elliot Gabay, current owner and grandson of founder, Elia Gabay. “We are the only knish house in the USA, and we receive orders from knish fans all over the country who need their knish fix. Our customers are usually ex-pats from Brooklyn, who miss the knish of their childhood. It’s amazing; people are willing to spend $100 on delivery for a few knishes. Our knishes stay fresh while in transit because of the gas flushed packaging we use.”

The family-owned business moved from Williamsburg 10 years ago to a factory in Long Island where the smell of knishes frying can be inhaled streets away. It’s not just knishes that Gabila’s is known for but their potato pancakes, matzo balls, kugels, kasha, and pickles too. Gabila’s products are sold throughout the tristate area in the likes of Stop & Shop, Costco and most recently 7-11. They can also be found in supermarkets across the North and South East. And latest on the Gabila’s menu is a non-dairy Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Knish which will be featured at Kosherfest this year.

“Eating knishes are all good and well,” Elliot Gabay proclaims, “but you have to eat a knish with mustard!”

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 12:02 am by Rabbi Jeffrey Rappoport · Permalink · Leave a comment
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