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koshergourmetmart Apr 29, 2008 11:31 AM

What shmura matza did you enjoy most this year? We had the kwester matza found at glatt mart for $17.69/box and matza (do not know what brand) sold at trio gifts in highland park, nj

  1. berel Apr 29, 2008 11:56 AM

    I baked and bought the Tiferes matzah this year , it was ok. one of my guests brought me two lbs of Charedim matzahs the last days of Pesach. withouut a doubt the Charedim matzah was the thinnest and best tasting matzah I've ever had.

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      MartyB Apr 29, 2008 12:18 PM

      Without a doubt, Charadim, paper thin and crispy. Paid $16.99/lb, shlepped all the way to Boro Park from the five towns just to buy it since Gourmet Glatt did not carry it this year. Best shmura matzo this year and every year!

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        momrn Apr 29, 2008 03:18 PM

        We buy Tzelem Pupa matza every year. It cost us 20 dollars at the bakery. It was definitely far better than other brands that we have tasted-thin and crispy .

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        GilaB Apr 29, 2008 12:48 PM

        My parents had (as always) the Pupa matzas, which are very thin. My in-laws had Chabad matza, which I've always found thick and board-like, I suspect because they ship it world-wide to obscure places and need a product that can withstand some jostling.

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          p.j. Apr 29, 2008 03:48 PM

          We bought Chabad shmurah matzah that had been made in the Ukraine. It came in a bright gold colored box, and was sold at Chabad's giftstore here in St. Louis for $18.
          It was the best shmura we have ever had, very thin, crispy, delicious, and looked like it could easily have been made a thousand years ago. At least 7 of the slices were fully intact. It looked as though the intact slices had been "topped off" with learge broken pieces to reach full weight.

          I think Chabad is the only institution helping Jews of the FSU. We were happy to support the matzah bakers of the Ukraine.

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            ganeden May 1, 2008 04:00 PM

            BS"D

            I'm sure that the matzoh is excellent, but there are many institutions helping Jews in the FSU. Chabad is one of many, an important one to be sure, but one of many.

          2. queenscook Apr 29, 2008 06:00 PM

            We were very happy with our whole wheat Kerestir matzoh. Very thin. It was a couple of dollars more than the non-whole wheat, but Pesach is hard enough on the system for some people, so the extra fiber is useful for that. It also works out that the extra fiber helps calorically, and that was worth the extra money to me. For those that think it's too expensive, I guess they can cover the difference by not buying a box of Pesach cereal or some other such junk.

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              hindyg Apr 29, 2008 06:08 PM

              I am not a matzah fan, but we were very impressed with the Charedim Matzah Bakery Shmura Matzahs we got. They were paper thin and crispy - didn't have that cardboard texture going.

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                hanistor Apr 30, 2008 11:49 AM

                We have been buying Chareidim matzos for the last few years ever since my wife stumbled upon them as they were the least-expensive (excluding Israeli) hand matzos in KRM. Everyone (except my oldest son who for some inexplicable reason prefers thicker matzos) loves them and has said they will buy them in the future.

                The only thing you have to watch out for is that if you buy Shleimim (whole matzos) their thinness seems to make them a little more brittle and the boxes seem to contain several broken matzos. Having said that, this year, to my amazement, out of every 10 -12 matzos in each one-pound box, I only lost 1 or 2 to breakage.

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                  berel Apr 30, 2008 11:59 AM

                  out of the two boxes of charedim my guests brought, not one broken matzah

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                    MartyB Apr 30, 2008 12:06 PM

                    I too noticed very few breakages. On the other hand, because of the thinness I would imagine that you will be getting more matzos per pound!

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                      berel Apr 30, 2008 12:28 PM

                      the nice thing about baking your own matzah is you get to watch them pack and weigh the matzah.I didn't have any unbroken Tiferes matzah either ;)

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                        MartyB Apr 30, 2008 01:00 PM

                        To be honest, since I use shmura matzo all of pesach, I have no problem with broken pieces, as long as they are not pulverized. When I want to eat a matzo, I usually break it right away. You don't need that many unbroken ones. Last year I saved a bit of money by buying mostly boxes of the broken Charadim matzos. This year I didn't see any for sale. I didn't look hard though, last year Gourmet Glatt had piles of it, this year Gourmet Glatt didn't carry Charadim at all. KRM Kollel, where I bought the Charadim, didn't have the broken ones.

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                          hanistor Apr 30, 2008 07:01 PM

                          You must have waited too long to buy at KRM. We bought 2-lb. boxes of Chareidim Shvorim (broken) for about $26.99 per box. We bought them about a week after Purim.

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                    jaknny Apr 30, 2008 07:33 PM

                    We had our shmira (shmura) matzoh from Kfar Chabad in Israel, it was better than Crown Heights. Really good.

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                      koshergourmetmart Apr 30, 2008 07:35 PM

                      also, the majority of my matza came unbroken

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                        MartyB May 1, 2008 05:34 AM

                        Just out of curiousity, shat did you pay for the Kfar Chabad ? Gourmet Glatt here in the 5 towns was selling it for $7.50/lb.

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                          jaickyt May 1, 2008 06:48 AM

                          We had the Rokeach brand, which I beleive is the Chabad brand (same picture on the box). Paid $8 in Brooklyn and was great

                      2. Love4Food May 2, 2008 10:56 AM

                        Every year I buy the Shatzer whole wheat matzoh. I really enjoy it.

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