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Apr 1, 2011 08:55 AM

Thinnest, best matzah (matzo) shmurah?

I use Charedim. And I think it's the best, and the thinnest.

I would be interested in hearing the opinion of those who have comparison tasted.

Also, for anyone who hasn't yet seen it, the funniest bit of film ever made about matzah is a sequence called "Are you Smarter than a 10 year old Passover Dilemma" You can find it at you tube.

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  1. this was discussed to death last year/ I've tried almost very brand of hand shmurah, the Charedim brand is the thinnest and best tasting

    1. Charedim - hands down the thinnest and best! If I can't find it here in the 5 towns then I will do what I did last year and shlep to Boro Park and brave the parking nightmare to buy it. If I am paying hundreds of dollars I might as well get the best.

      I went to my brother for the last days last year. He bought "Tzilema Pupa"(sp) everyone was fighting to get some of the Charedim matzo that I brought for myself.

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      1. re: MartyB

        Charedim is the best I have had, can not get here in the Jewish boonies, only shmurah available is the Chabad

        1. re: chazzer

          At least the kids will be able to play frizzbies with them. Very durable matzos - well built!

      2. I especially like their whole wheat matzah.

        1. FYI Any shmura matzah will taste better if you crisp it up for a few minutes in the oven. Unfortunately most of us have no room in the oven for matzah during the seder. I would leave 3 on the table and put the rest of the box in the oven if I had room.

          1. What I find interesting is that whenever the topic of thin shmura matzos gets brought up the ONLY one that you hear about is Charedim. They appear to be in class by itself. Any other matzo topic, like best machine matzo will elicit responses like Yehuda, Manachewitz, Streits etc but in the shmura matzo world Charedim stands alone.

            Maybe a separate thread on best *tasting* shmura matzo will bring in some other names however what would be instructive would be replies from people who have tried Charedim and still choose another brand based on taste rather than things like - I baked them myself or the more obvious one "it was cheaper" or I couldn't find Charedim in my store.

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            1. re: MartyB

              I have found Shatzer matzohs to be quite thin as well, and very easy to eat, even in the amounts we eat at the seder.

              1. re: queenscook

                I will buy a pound if I find it. Like I said before, for some reason I can't find Charedim in the 5 towns and would love to have options after all, how hard is it to make thin matos. Then again, I guess I can understand that by making it thin you have to include more matzos per pound and will invariably have more breakage.

                1. re: queenscook

                  I've never tried the Charedim brand but it must be good since that is the favorite here. I've used Shatzer for many years and i have always been very happy with it.