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will be at the snack and candy expo-what candy/snacks do you want to be kosher?

koshergourmetmart May 22, 2010 06:37 PM

I will be at the snack and candy expo-what candy/snacks meeting vendors and snacking. A report will follow after I return. Companies like Mars, tootsie rolls, hersheys and other small time companies are displaying

What snack/candy products do you want to be kosher that are not already?

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    vallevin May 22, 2010 07:19 PM

    GUM &breath mints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      inky May 22, 2010 07:23 PM

      various chewing gum, sour patch candy,tootsie roll lollipops,

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        MartyB May 22, 2010 07:23 PM

        I think a biggie on people's list, although I don't know if it is in the catagory of snacks, would be Pop Tarts.

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          Kosher Critic May 24, 2010 04:03 PM

          Ah, that reminds me of an online petition to make pop tarts kosher.....

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            tamarw May 24, 2010 04:53 PM

            We had one. It was removed from this forum because of an apparent usage policy violation. It never gained momentum as a result.

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          hanistor May 22, 2010 07:30 PM

          Life savers

          1. tamarw May 22, 2010 07:43 PM


            And yes, Pop Tarts.

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              SoCal Mother Jun 9, 2010 07:20 PM

              I bought kosher Doritos in Israel.

            2. queenscook May 22, 2010 09:22 PM


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                jdh11 May 24, 2010 09:09 AM

                Combos, skittles (they are/were kosher in the UK), Starburst (they are kosher in the UK), Life savers.

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                  WillieWillie May 24, 2010 03:23 PM

                  pop tarts, twinkies, doritos, life savers

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                  KosherChef May 24, 2010 05:21 PM


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                    azna29 May 25, 2010 08:28 AM

                    wonka candy (runts, nerds etc..), Doritos, any mainstream gum.

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                      MartyB May 25, 2010 08:48 AM

                      Hostess Cupcakes, Sno Balls, Twinkies.

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                        vallevin May 25, 2010 10:40 AM

                        Triangle-K not doing it for you?

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                          MartyB May 25, 2010 11:45 AM

                          I didn't check. Hostess Cupcakes have Triangle-K?

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                            craigcep May 25, 2010 01:20 PM

                            Some products have OU, some don't have anything. Twinkies are no longer kosher. Don't know about Cupcakes specifically except that the Hostess website isn't so helpful.

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                              azna29 May 27, 2010 11:39 AM

                              I recently looked at the twinkies and cupcakes at Walgreens and there was no kosher symbol at all. I din't find a kosher symbol on any of their items.

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                                vallevin May 27, 2010 06:35 PM

                                Oy... you missed all the deleted posts, to make a long story short. They stopped being under any supervision a few years ago --but were at one time under Triangle - K

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                        Himishgal May 26, 2010 08:40 AM

                        WOW this topic makes me glad to think I have to wrack my brain a bit to come up with products I'm missing. Goes to show you how many items do have supervision.

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                          azna29 May 27, 2010 11:44 AM

                          I agree, except recently I wanted to buy some candy for the kids in the shul (a chewy candy or gum as its safer) and I couldn't find any mainstream candy or gum that was parve and kosher. We had to buy it from the kosher isle which is so much more expensive. We rotate between that and dum dums. Can't wait for tootsie rolls and double buble to release their product with a symbol.

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                            craigcep May 27, 2010 11:56 AM

                            Check out the Sunkist fruit thingies ( http://www.sunkistcandy.com/ ).

                            As for Hostess, I think I may have confused Drake's and Hostess, which have some sort of relationship, maybe?

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                              ferret May 27, 2010 12:13 PM

                              Another good resource:


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                                azna29 May 28, 2010 10:01 AM

                                Thank you both!

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                              cheesecake17 Jun 11, 2010 07:22 AM

                              What about small Laffy Taffy? They're individually wrapped..

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                            jdh11 May 26, 2010 09:19 AM

                            Nerds and Spree

                            1. tamarw May 26, 2010 10:04 AM

                              Oh, Jolly Ranchers.

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                                koshergourmetmart May 26, 2010 11:25 AM

                                i found kosher tootsie roll pops wild apple berry and other flavors like that. dubble bubble is also going OU-packaging w/OU will soon appear

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                                  caterman May 26, 2010 01:05 PM

                                  I agree with Himishgal- there are so many products that have hasgacha
                                  now for that last couple of years i have been wondering why Nabisco's Oreo' cookies are kosher but can't get it on Mallowmars - I heard Mallowmars are only around in the winter months - so Nabisco has a whole summer to figure a way to get Kosher gelatin for the white fluffy stuff. As a kid i remember seeing Lard as an ingredient on Oreos & only wished that one day they would become kosher. Now lets get going on Mallowmars - They always look so good

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                                    ferret May 26, 2010 02:38 PM

                                    Nabisco dropped lard to cater to public perceptions of "healthy" and it was pure coincidence that it enabled them to get certification (they didn't wake up one day thinking "how can we expand the market to observant Jews?"). Once the market demands non-animal-sourced marshmallows then Mallomars will follow suit.

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                                      queenscook May 26, 2010 02:52 PM

                                      I'm certainly no expert, but I don't think non-animal (veggie) gelatin will do it; I think only the fish and bovine gelatins give the structure to marshmallows. For example, marshmallow fluff has long been kosher, and it's definitely a marshmallowy-product, but has no structure. Actual marshmallows, though, need the structural power of actual gelatin, which, has to be made from fish at least, if not a four-legged creature.

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                                        vallevin May 26, 2010 06:22 PM

                                        I think I'm echoing QC's comments above...even the kosher marshmallows are made from fish gelatin.

                                        Are there commercial vegan marshmallows?

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                                          emacat May 26, 2010 06:44 PM

                                          Yes, there are, but I don't know if they are kosher.

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                                            DeisCane May 27, 2010 06:24 AM

                                            kosher, vegan: http://www.dandiescandies.com/

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                                          ferret May 27, 2010 07:50 AM

                                          Marshmallow fluff is a bad example, it's intentionally soft & spreadable and omits gelatin to achieve that consistency - it's more of a sticky meringue. Agar and carrageenan can be used as a substitute for stiffer marshmallows. In fact, agar can make temperature-stable gels that remain very firm at high ambient temps (unlike animal-based gelatins which like cool temps).

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                                  SoCal Mother May 31, 2010 08:06 PM

                                  Kahula needs to be kosher again and please beg them to make Baker's Unsweetened Baking Chocolate parve again.

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                                    vallevin Jun 1, 2010 05:08 AM

                                    Oh yes,.............., I almost want to take back my gum and breath mints comments if means getting kahlua again. P.S. Hershey's baking chocolate is pareve.

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                                      SoCal Mother Jun 9, 2010 07:30 PM

                                      I saw some parve Callebaut chocolate at Restaurant Depot yesterday. Not unsweetened chocolate but I was told that it's excellent chocolate. They sell it in large quantities and you need a tax id to shop there.

                                      1. re: vallevin
                                        p.j. Jun 11, 2010 05:38 PM

                                        Kahlua and some decent dry sherry that I can drink as well as cook with. Not that they are snacks. p.j.

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                                        koshergourmetmart Jun 1, 2010 05:20 AM

                                        they were not at the show

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                                          azcohen Jun 11, 2010 07:54 AM

                                          Mento's made in the US, so I can stop spending a fortune buying them at the kosher stores. Also, more REAL gum that does not lose flavor after thirty seconds.

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