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Has anyone ever come across guava paste with a hechsher? Does such a thing exist or must I make my own? Thanks!

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  1. I actually looked for kosher guava paste for a long time. I ended up finding only one brand in Mexico that had the VK-aleph-aleph Mexican orthodox hecksher, and they only had it in the kosher store I went to. I believe the brand is Guayaco but I will have to double-check. Maybe it will just be easier to make your own. For a quick shortcut, if you don't have access to fresh guava, you can buy the guava nectar from JUMEX (in the Mexican section of your supermarket) which is also heckshered and maybe add some fruit pectin to solidify it. Good luck.

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    1. re: mexicanjl

      It was actually Guayeco. You can see it at:
      http://www.guayeco.com/sitio/index.ph...
      It's called "Ate de Guayaba" (pronounced ah-tay). It is a Mexican site but maybe you can ask them who distributes it in the US (the label is in both Spanish and English, so I assume they export it to the US).

    2. Yesterday I was at a small Brazilian grocery store in Somerville and they had guava paste with a hecksher. I believe the brand was Selecta or Selectita. It was BKA parve (Brazilian Kashrus Authority).

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      1. re: mexicanjl

        do you know what store it was?

        1. re: wasserma

          Is the Brazilian supermarket that used to be called "Gol", on Somerville ave. next to the dollar store. Now it has a different name. I was there yesterday and they had blocks of guava paste "Vitarroz" brand, which has the Brazilian Hecksher BKA.

          1. re: mexicanjl

            I should have specified that this is in Somerville, MA, in the Boston area.