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Crembo in NYC

nigella sativa Mar 9, 2009 12:37 PM

Where can I purchase Crembo, the fluffy Israeli marshmallow/chocolate cookie candy, in New York City? Also does anyone know whether their production is seasonal, for example its sister (American) marshmallow cookie is only produced 9 months per year?

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    whitewater RE: nigella sativa Mar 9, 2009 01:26 PM

    During the winter months Holy Land Market on St. Marks (Manhattan) carries it or it's cousin Manbo, as does Mountain Fruit on Avenue M (Brooklyn) and Tomer Gourmet/Jerusalem in Cedarhurst, Long Island.

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      nigella sativa RE: whitewater Apr 21, 2009 11:12 AM

      Thanks whitewater, I did go to Holy Land before the holiday and had some individual Crembos. They had the mocha and chocolate but no vanilla. Anyway, these examples were not quite as good as the ones I used to get years ago at the now-expired Village Shwarma which used to be next to the IFC. Perhaps not the best place for them--not refrigerated and a dry to stale texture-wize. Still, I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the scruffy shop right down to the apathetic help.

    2. queenscook RE: nigella sativa Mar 9, 2009 02:30 PM

      I just saw them here in Queens at Wasserman's on Main Street. I presume the other local markets here must have them as well.

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        CloggieGirl RE: nigella sativa Mar 9, 2009 09:07 PM

        Kosher Marketplace on Broadway (@ 91st) has them. The season goes through about the end of March.

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          zsero RE: nigella sativa Mar 9, 2009 10:58 PM

          I saw them at the Tomato King (across from Shoprite). And yes, they are seasonal; they're only produced in winter.

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            nigella sativa RE: nigella sativa Mar 23, 2009 04:53 PM

            Does anyone know if Crembo is parve?

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              queenscook RE: nigella sativa Mar 23, 2009 06:58 PM

              I'm 99% certain it is.

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              cheesecake17 RE: nigella sativa Mar 24, 2009 06:05 AM

              Moisha's in Brooklyn had them on sale. IIRC- 4 pack for $2.99

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                ruthiesolomon RE: nigella sativa Mar 30, 2009 03:46 AM

                They have vanilla and chocolate and they deliver. Its a pack of 8 for 5.49.


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                  rockycat RE: ruthiesolomon Apr 22, 2009 06:25 AM

                  I LOVE Amalya and generally make that a regular part of my NY itinerary. I had no idea they had a website. They even have licorice Mentos. Those are worth the trip alone.

                  And I just noticed, their links page links to this board among other interesting sites.

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                    queenscook RE: rockycat Apr 22, 2009 04:52 PM

                    I've seen licorice Mentos in Shalom pharmacy, also on Main Street in KGH, but they are the ones only with the rabbanut hechsher. I've only seen the gelatin-free ones with the Chatam Sofer hechsher in Israel; do you know which ones are available at Amalya's?

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                      shoelace RE: queenscook Apr 22, 2009 05:16 PM

                      they usually have the mint and the mized fruit flavor, at times theyve had apple or sour apple, and strawberry

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                        queenscook RE: shoelace Apr 22, 2009 07:13 PM

                        What I was asking was which hechsher were on the licorice ones, the rabbanut (which contains gelatin) or the Chatam Sofer (no gelatin).

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                          rockycat RE: queenscook Apr 23, 2009 07:19 AM

                          I have at least 4 boxes at home. I'll try to remember to check tonight.

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                            rockycat RE: rockycat Apr 23, 2009 09:48 AM

                            I found a box in the car. It's Chatam Sofer.

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                            shoelace RE: queenscook Apr 23, 2009 09:49 AM

                            they sell a bunch of the flavors at supersol in queens, which is under the queens vaad, would that imply lack of gelatin?

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                              queenscook RE: shoelace Apr 23, 2009 01:03 PM

                              I certainly wouldn't swear to it, but think so, because the American vaads would not knowingly allow gelatin to be sold under their hashgacha. The gelatin accepted by the rabbanut in Israel is not generally allowed here by most vaads.

                              And thanks, rockycat, for checking; that's good to know; I brought 3 or 4 3-packs back from aretz a few months ago, but it won't last forever!

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