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Pareve English Muffins?

Is there such a thing? I know it's traditional to make them with milk, but I was wondering if anyone makes a pareve version and if more than one makes it, whose is the best! TIA.

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  1. Thomas's English Muffins are Parve, but are made on dairy equipment.

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    1. re: itreu001


      If what you say is true and they're dairy equipment, that means they're dairy, not pareve. They can't be eaten with fleishigs. More importantly, I'm not sure the status of a previously pareve toaster used to toast the muffins. But in any case, I thought Thomas's had whey in the ingredients. Could be wrong, but short of asking the mashgiach, it's hard to know the "equipment" status of OU products, since the OU doesn't hold by "equipment" labeling .

      1. re: itreu001

        The Thomas's English Muffins in our bread drawer right now have nonfat milk in the ingredients. They are clearly labeled OU-D. Perhaps there are others that are non-dairy, but these are clearly not.

      2. ShopRite and Weightwatchers make a pareve low fat muffin; they're tasteless, but when you're on a diet, you get used to it.

        1. You can get pareve english muffins from Pathmark
          Thomas's is better but pareve is better than nothing
          Shana Tova

          1. Rudy's Organics makes a great english muffin , also Cobblestone Mill

            1. Matthew's Multigrain English Muffins are pareve. Don't know about their other varieties. I have been eating them for breakfast every day, toasting them very carefully so that they become crisp enough, but not burned.

              The heckscher is from VH of the Capital Cities (Albany). The symbol is a mogen david with a design inside that I can't decipher.

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              1. re: oldhound

                The design is a stylised "VH", with a little C and D jammed in where they fit, for "Vaad Hakashrus of the Capital District".

                  1. re: oldhound

                    BTW, I bought some ShopRite english muffins on Sunday and they've been a big hit--already finished a dozen! Thanks for the heads up.

              2. Trader Joe's British Muffins are pareve with a KVH or something heksher. Thank you.