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Pluckyduk8 Feb 23, 2010 05:33 PM

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. queenscook RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 23, 2010 06:19 PM

    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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      Pluckyduk8 RE: queenscook Feb 23, 2010 07:06 PM

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

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      brooklynkoshereater RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 23, 2010 06:26 PM

      Starbucks chocolate liquer

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        DebbyT RE: brooklynkoshereater Feb 24, 2010 03:57 AM

        Real marshmallows (Elyon)

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        GilaB RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 24, 2010 06:52 AM

        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?

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          Lissy63 RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 24, 2010 02:51 PM

          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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            shoelace RE: Lissy63 Feb 24, 2010 03:45 PM

            the double bubble up here isnt marked with a hashgacha anymore

          2. queenscook RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 24, 2010 04:30 PM

            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)

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              brooklynkoshereater RE: Pluckyduk8 Feb 24, 2010 06:51 PM

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

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                MartyB RE: brooklynkoshereater Feb 25, 2010 01:49 AM

                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.

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