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Jul 20, 2009 08:43 PM

chocolate covered frozen bananas

I know Trader Joe's sell kosher chocolate covered frozen bananas but if I wanted to make them with the kids, just for fun, any suggestion on the coating? I see boxes of sticks and chocolate in the fruit section but they're not certified.

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    1. re: ferret

      Has anyone read their FAQ on the above link re: kosher certifications? What an odd explanation they give.

      1. re: queenscook

        That is weird.....sounds pretty 'parve' to me!

        1. re: Himishgal

          Actually, my point was that they seem to treat the OU and OU-D as meaning kosher, as though there are no other certifications. If someone was told to go buy something kosher, and knew nothing, and only read this, they might think that OU/OUD means kosher and nothing else, with any other hashgacha, is kosher. And where in the world did they get this idea from: "Parve is another certification you may have heard about, but this is basically no longer used. Parve has the same meaning as the O.U. certification."

          1. re: queenscook

            As far as treating OU as the primary kosher certification, it's the one they pay for and have a right to treat it with pride. As far as the descriptions relating to Parve, they're pretty much taking it from the OU site, if a bit inartfully.

            From the OU website:

            OU - The products are Pareve (contains neither milk or meat ingredients). OU Pareve may contain fish or eggs.

            OU-D - The products are Dairy. These products either contain dairy ingredients or have been processed on dairy equipment.

            OU-M - The products are Meat/Poulty. Alternatively, they may contain meat/poultry ingredients or have been processed on meat equipment.

            1. re: ferret

              Maybe I'm making too much of this, but I think I'm being misunderstood here. I just thought it was funny--and certainly inaccurate--to say "Two kosher certifications are used on food products today. They are O.U. and
              O.U.D. . .," as though no kosher food products today have any other certification. They didn't seem to only be talking about their own products, but all foods. And then they end with "Parve is another certification you may have heard about, but this is basically no longer used. Parve has the same meaning as the O.U. certification," as though Parve is a certification in and of itself, which, of course, is ridiculous. And "Parve" does not mean the same as the OU, although it is true that an OU without any other designation is assumed, generally, to indicate a parve food.

              By the way, I have never seen the designation OU-M. I have seen the word "MEAT," but never just an M; has anyone else?

    2. I've done this with melted chocolate chips, then dipped in sprinkles or nuts

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        Adding a little vegetable oil to the melted chocolate chips makes it easier to work with. I cut the bananas in halves or even thirds, skewer them with sticks (either popsicle or lollipop sticks), and freeze them before dipping.