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Sep 6, 2008 06:33 PM

Kosher Organic Toaster Pastries at Costco

I went to Costco on Friday and saw a large box of Toaster Pastries. What struck me as strange was the word "Dairy" under some sort of a symbol. I thought that the product may therefore be kosher. Fortunately my cell phone had internet capability so I Googled the symbol "COR 674" and it came up as belonging to one of the largest kosher certification organizations of Canada. Sure enough the product said "made in Canada". So there you have it.

Nature Path, Organic, Frosted Toaster Pastries. 24 Strawberry and 12 Blueberry. I don't remember how much it was.

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  1. They sell the same product in individual boxes of 6 or 8 in Trader Joe's in Hewlett. I found them to be overly sweet and highly caloric.

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    1. re: websterhall1994

      I agree they are highly caloric, but every once in a while, I get a craving for one. I prefer the Brown Sugar Maple Cinnamon ones; they remind me of the good old days of Kellogg's Pop Tarts (before I started keeping kosher, obviously).

    2. *I* have never eatten them, but I knwo the guys in my family like them alot. The best prices I have seen (not including Costco) is Trader Joes, although many food stores carry them. They make several flavors, come in frosted and unfrosted versions and on occasion you can find coupons for them too!
      The brand name is Nature's Path (according to the box in my cabinet right now!)

      1. I purchase this company's cereal, Optimum Power. It is very good.

        1. Although Trader Joe's carrier 2 flavors, Whole Foods carries another half-dozen or more flavors, all under the COR. We discovered some the kids like better than strawberry/blueberry.

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          1. re: RJeff

            Many years ago, I ate the REAL pop tarts. When the kosher version came out several years ago, I was so excited. Sadly, the kosher ones do not taste like the real thing... too bad. Now, I am hoping tootsie rolls, from the Tootsie Roll Company, become kosher. Those were good.

            1. re: inky

              tootsie rolls will have the OU symbol soon

            2. re: RJeff

              One problem for me is that each individual pastry is 210 calories (at least the variety I have), but the packet has two in it. If I open a packet and have one, the other may go stale by the time I can justify another 210 calorie splurge!

            3. I you really want to add insult to injury, the bakery of the Costco in Brooklyn (near Brooklyn Heights) is all or at least mostly Kosher. Since the products are corporate based, it should be simple to make several locations kosher...could we try to organize a petition for high kosher demand areas?

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              1. re: mrotmd

                I know that the manager of the King of Prussia, PA Costco wanted to be a kosher bakery and for soem reason they aren't.
                I wish more were too!