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SCHARFFEN BERGER CHOCOLATE NOW KOSHER

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Melanie Wong Nov 5, 2001 06:58 PM

One of Chowhound's favorite chocolates is now certified kosher. The complete press release is linked below.

Link: http://www.foodinstitute.com/nasft/pr...

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    Lev N. Tien Nov 29, 2001 04:55 PM

    Good!

    I noticed that Fran's chocolates stopped carrying Kaf-K some time back.

    Nothing compares to Toblerone, of course.

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      Melanie Wong Nov 29, 2001 06:28 PM

      I love Toblerone too, but you'll change your mind once you try this baby.

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        Lev N. Tien Nov 30, 2001 02:29 PM

        Is Scharffen Berger Swiss? German? No matter how good the American chocolate, I always find the European (especially the Swiss and Belgian) are superior. Has something to do with the microgranularity produced by the machines...the Europeans make the microparticles smaller.

        Even though Godiva has an OU, you can tell the difference of the US-produced Godiva from the European chocolates.

        Will try Sharffen, it can't be too bad!!

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          Melanie Wong Dec 1, 2001 04:04 AM

          This link to the company's site may interest you.

          Link: http://scharffenberger.com/virtual/me...

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            Lev N. Tien Dec 10, 2001 09:29 AM

            The company sent me this info on how to tell if an unlabeled product currently on shelves has a hechsher:

            Some of the product now on the shelves were certified kosher before the labeling was ready. The best way to check is to record the batch number -- located inside the flap of the home chef baking bars, no batch numbers on the other products -- and send an email to bean2bar@scharffenberger.com about the specific item you're interested in checking regarding KSA status. You can also order directly from the website, www.scharffenberger.com or call 1.510.981.4053 and speak to someone in Customer Service at the factory.

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              alyssa Jun 29, 2007 12:23 PM

              now it's under the OU

    2. Joe Berger Jun 29, 2007 01:01 PM

      Here's a good place to review what my Opa sells;
      http://www.chocosphere.com/cgi-bin/we...
      note that O-U is only on a minority of products.

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        alyssa Jul 1, 2007 05:33 PM

        I will be atrending the fancy food show next week and will find out what scharffen berger products are under the OU-my hunch is all of them since they were bought by hersheys

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          Joe Berger Jul 3, 2007 08:27 PM

          alyssa, when you attend the show can you ask them when their 1oz bulk packaged products will get an OU on them? that's the best way to dose daily Flavonoids for heart health, and still get their product at a discount. also see if they have any "key code"s that will unlock additional discounts when ordering from their web sight.

          http://www.artisanconfection.com/prod...

          another premium Kosher chocolate to consider is;
          Bonnat Chocolate from France

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            alyssa Jul 4, 2007 12:58 PM

            happy to look for you

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