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Feb 23, 2010 05:33 PM

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)