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Where can I find Rokeach Nyafat in NJ, NYC or FL

This year I've been having trouble finding onion flavored Nyafat in NJ, where we live and in FL, where we are for Passover. Someone said Rokeach stopped making it. If it's because it's trans fats, I know restaurants can't serve it anymore but in my own home?

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  1. I saw a few lonely bottles in the KeyFood at Broadway and 187th.

    1. Of course it's not forbidden to serve in your own home, but with the greater awareness of the health problems that transfats may be responsible for, even people in the Jewish community (traditionally and notoriously not overly concerned with such things), may be buying less and less of products with transfats. Producers see this and adjust their stock or product line accordingly. In the general food world, it's almost impossible to find any foods with transfats: Oreos, Twinkies, etc. have all gone transfat-free. If it's going to be harder to sell these products, it would be crazy for the companies to continue to make them when there are alternatives. I think it's a good thing that: A) kosher companies are starting to be a bit more aware of the health issues, and B) kosher consumers are demanding somewhat healthier products.

      1. GilaB, I appreciate your personal response about trans fats but nevertheless my question stands. Does anyone know where I can purchase Rokeach Nyafat and/or do they still make it for personal use? We live in Essex County, NJ.

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          1. re: jaknny

            your best bet is to check the supermarket chains to see if they have any hanging around.almost any supermarket will have a year round traditional kosher section and you might get lucky

            1. re: gleibler

              iv tried a bunch of them, if everyone can keep their eyes open in their shopping and post if they come across one, id really appreciate it

          2. I know they still make it because I saw the product listed in the 2009 OU Pesach guide. But sorry,, I don't know where you can buy it.

            1. What is Nyafat? The best that I can come up with is imitation schmaltz. Is this something used for cooking or deep frying?

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              1. re: MartyB

                its pareve imitation shmaltz, if you dont know about it, better to stay that way,

                BUT its really the best way to make a matzo brie, as horrifying as that is

                noone seems to have it, a bunch of places have said theyre not making it anymore, but if its listed in this years guide, that means it exists, no?

                1. re: shoelace

                  How does it compare, health wise, to frying in butter?

                  1. re: MartyB

                    similar to worse, id guess the reason noone has it is that its a transfat, so its not good news healthwise

                    1. re: MartyB

                      Probably much worse than frying in butter...at least butter is a natural product. I suspect that even onion flavored schmalz would be healthier.

                      Make some onion ghee...it will be much better than the Nyafat both health wise and taste wise.

                2. McCaffrey's in Princeton, NJ has onion flavored Nyafat. There were about 20 jars on the shelf.

                  1. I live in the
                    west Los Angeles area and have searched and searched for nyafat but have been unable to find any.

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                    1. re: phyllis lunine

                      Just noticed you are looking for something that is parve. Sorry.

                    2. I am new to this board so not terribly familiar with everyone. First, I live in Northern Virginia with less selections than you will find in NJ and FL, but I have not seen any Rokeach products. I generally buy their tomato mushroom sauce for a couple of passover dishes so I was wondering if they are out of business.

                      I have never used Nyafat. What I have done when I need the chicken fat is to skim the top of my chicken soup, after I freeze it. I skim it anyway, and there is more than enough to for me to use as chicken fat.

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                      1. re: fsbeifeld

                        I have heard that Nyafat is no longer manufactured due to all the trans fats. I find it interesting however, that kosher chicken fat is readily available!

                        1. re: RichardCrystal

                          Chicken fat and beef fat are not nearly as harmful.