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Mishloach manot idea

So, people seem to try to do a "theme" for their mishloach manot. Being the foodie and chowhound kosher board reader that I am, I thought of the idea of making one with "life changing" food that used to not be kosher but now are, and include a poem or list with the years they became kosher. Off the top of my head are oreos, m and m's, and now tootsie rolls and dots. I'm still confused with the gatorade thing, are they available (I'm in Chicago)?

What else would you celebrate as a food that you are thankful is now kosher?

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  1. Depends how far back you want to go. For me: Entenmann's, but that probably goes back to about 1980. Same with Drakes cakes. Snickers, York Peppermint Patties, actually lots of candies are somewhat more recent, but still quite a number of years already. I'm not sure I'd call any of these "life-changing," but I certainly enjoy having them available.

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    1. re: queenscook

      I wasn't literal with the "life changing" statement, I just meant things that were really cool that they became kosher.

      1. I remember Twix being a big deal when they became kosher about thirteen years ago, when I was in high school. I haven't eaten them in many years (I had to look up that they were still kosher!), but it might fit your requirements. Do you want something that isn't junk food?

        1. If you want to stick with junk foods-Dubble Bubble Gum, Pepperidge Farm, Duncan Hines, Triscuits. I wouldn't say that I am exactly thankful for these items, but it's nice to have the option...

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          1. re: Lissy63

            the double bubble up here isnt marked with a hashgacha anymore

          2. Really, when you think about it, most of the junk food that has a hechsher these days was once not kosher. But then, how would this mishloach manot be any different than any other mishloach manot?!?!

            P.S. Other things I thought of: Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Godiva chocolates, any Nabisco cookies that have a hechsher (like Fig Newtons)

            1. For a real v'nahapochu, why not go with a beef burger with melted faux-cheese?

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              1. re: brooklynkoshereater

                Along that theme, how about a footlong from a kosher Subways. If that is too big, you can go with a 6 incher with cookies and a drink (don't buy the 6 incher, get the footlong and cut it in half yourself).

                I personally will stick to my last years theme. Recycle. I start with 5 Mishloach manots ready to go (to prime the pump so to speak). I purchase a bunch of bags/boxes and print up cards. I take the Mishloach manot that I get from others and put the contents into one of my bags/boxes and gve it to the next person. This way I am not stuck with a huge garbage bag filled with junk food and extra money in my wallet to boot. To meaningful people I send a ChaiLifeline Purim card.