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Mar 23, 2010 02:14 PM

New Entenman's product?

I was in 7/11 this morning looking for something sweet to have with my coffee. I noticed these small packages of Entenman's cupcakes (used to love them) and what looks like swiss rolls. No kosher certification though. I'm surprised about this and wondering if anyone out there knows why they are not kosher and if they are indeed real Entenman's.

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  1. They're called Ente-mini's. They've been around for a few years...nope, no hashgacha.

    1. only evidence i've been able to find of their actual existence:

      it's strange, but they're not even listed anywhere on the Entenmann's site. they may have just been a new test product this past Fall that didn't do too well.

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        But, I miss the cupcakes so much! I was excited to see them again for a moment. Oh, well.

        1. re: cappucino

          oh, the cupcakes are still available...

          it's just the swiss rolls that i think were a flash in the pan. but i guess it doesn't matter since they're not kosher anyway!

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Thanks. I just want the cupcakes to be kosher!!! I will use the comments option on the link. That should definately impress them.

      2. If memory serves, once Entenmans went national, and was bought by another company they started not having kosher certification on new products.

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        1. re: azcohen

          it could be that these nonkosher items are made in a different noncertified bakery

          1. re: koshergourmetmart

            If I remember correctly these products are actually made under contract for Entenmann's, not *by* Entenmann's, and are imported from Canada.

            Not to open a can of worms, but "not certified" does not necessarily mean "not kosher" depending of course on both the ingredients in the product and your own standards.

        2. oh, crap!!!!

          i had no idea there was no hashgacha on these. ive had hem a bunch of times

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          1. re: kiddush hopper

            I'm glad you know about it now, Kiddush hopper. Now, I hate to be obssessive about this, but you are my only link. Do they taste like the old Entenman's cupcakes that they used to sell 6 in a box? I gotta know.

            1. re: cappucino

              Those cupcakes made me not feel so bad about not having Hostess Cupcakes as a kid. Also, those marshmallow cakes were a shabbos breakfast staple in my house.

              1. re: azcohen

                Aah...the memories of the cupcakes. I preferred the chocolate fudge iced chocolate cake, but I wouldn't turn down the marshmallow. Love the picture. BTW, never liked the donuts at all.