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Sep 7, 2011 07:51 AM

ISO Frozen Peas (Not-Triangle K)

So, while there is, in my opinion, nothing wrong with Triangle-K, I (and some very machmir shabbos guests), feel like there must be some other options when it comes to frozen peas. Yes, I know I can get fresh ones, but they are really expensive and sometimes not good quality near me. So where to find peas? Fairway and Supersol/Season only have triangle K (that I've seen). No luck at Trader Joe's or Pioneer. The O-U only certifies some hemishe-sounding brands that might be hard to find, as well as a brand called Hanover, that I've never seen before. Any ideas?

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  1. I have seen and bought Hanover in most supermarkets as well as in the kosher markets.

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    1. re: susiejane

      Which supermarkets/town/state? I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan...

      1. re: PotatoPuff

        I am in Long Island, Stop and Shop, Foodtown, Key, Waldbaums. I believe I have bought
        frozen Hanover veggies in the past in Supersol, but maybe not peas.

        Try Gristedes or Food Emporium in Manhattan.

      2. re: susiejane

        Hanover is a pretty common veggie brand. You should be able to find it in most major regular food stores or even in Wal Mart or Target. Green peas are on put "banned foods" list here (foods we refuse to allow in the house even if they are kosher, lima beans are another) so i cant say where exactly to find them, sorry.

      3. If you can't find Hanover at your area supermarket.
        Here in New England they are available at many of the chains, Hanover will ship to your home by the case.

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        1. re: bagelman01

          Thanks for the idea but they only sell by the case, and my freezer is too tiny to stockpile. A second freezer is out of the question in my tiny apartment...

        2. I am pretty sure that I've seen White Rose frozen peas (under OU supervision) at Brach's in the five towns.

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          1. re: EmpireState

            Wow, that's interesting - the OU didn't list white rose as a product they certify. Even though 5 towns is far, maybe i can find white rose elsewhere. Thanks for the info!

            1. re: PotatoPuff

              If there is a Met or Pioneer near you, try there. They are listed as business partners on White rose's website.
              I'm sure you've thought of this, but would you try canned peas instead?

              1. re: EmpireState

                Tried Pioneer, no Met near me....

                Pretty set on frozen as opposed to canned.

                1. re: PotatoPuff

                  What about Whole Foods? I have never seen them, but I know a lot of their own brand items (365) have OU, etc. supervision. You are a very considerate hostess!

                  1. re: EmpireState

                    thanks EmpireState! The Whole Foods is pretty far from me, but if I'm ever nearby, I'll check!

                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      Hi PotatoPuff. I went to Whole Foods yesterday. Their frozen peas have the triangle K on them. Sorry...

            2. re: EmpireState

              Went to Westside market today, and saw White Rose there. Neither my husband nor I could find a hectcher of any sort on the package. For good measure, we also checked the frozen pea/carrot blend, and didn't see one there either.

            3. Potato Puff, It's a long shot but you might want to call Star-K and see if frozen Peas need a hechsher?

              1. Check out the CRC Chicago website. Most frozen peas do not even need any certification as long as there are no added non-kosher ingredients. This is true for many frozen vegetables.

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                1. re: chicago maven

                  Right, while I would feel fine about that, there are always those people (including said dinner guests), who prefer a "reliable" hectcher... Also, I figure that being privileged enough to live in an area where kosher food is easily available, I should at least try to see if I could find anything.

                  1. re: PotatoPuff

                    If Seasons caries Triangle-K frozen peas, then the Riverdale Vaad is certifying that those peas are ok, either because they don't think frozen peas need hashgacha or because they've checked that indvidual product/plant and determined it is fine. If you consider the Riverdale Vaad reliable you can buy the product regardless of what you generally hear about Triangle-K.

                    1. re: PotatoPuff

                      Potato Puff,

                      I could repeat what Avitrek and QC have written below, but as someone who does not hold by Triangle-K I would trust whatever the OU says about frozen peas.