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PotatoPuff Nov 22, 2011 07:54 AM

I'm searching for kosher rosewater in Manhattan (or maybe online). I find it might be easiest to look by brand, so does anyone know a brand of rosewater that has a reputable hectcher?

I've already looked at Kalyustan's (nothing kosher), Supersol/Seasons (no rosewater), Fairway, Kosher Marketplace, etc. Yes, I've consulted the thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/433084 from 2007, but it doesn't help.

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    Moishefrompardes Nov 22, 2011 03:57 PM

    rosewater doesnt generally need a hechsher.

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      shoelace Nov 22, 2011 08:58 PM

      thats correct, if its straight rosewater, i was told it does not, BUT its still difficult to find, which was why i offered my source

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        chicago maven Nov 29, 2011 02:11 PM

        According to the crc, most of today's rosewater is not really a true rosewater but rather water that is flavored. That being the case, rosewater needs kosher certification.

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          PotatoPuff Dec 1, 2011 07:36 AM

          thanks chicago maven! i'm definetly still on the lookout for some with a hectcher...

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            jdh11 Dec 18, 2011 04:55 PM

            I had bought once rosewater that was product of Iran and it actually had a hechsher on it. I think it was the K with the map of the USA. Not sure exactly how the mashgiach supervises that one.
            Other times I've used sadaf with a hechsher, but I found the best one was usually the Cortas rosewater from Lebanon. Check with the chof-k to see which rosewaters are acceptable as they certify the Persian restaurant Colbeh in Manhattan, and they definitely use rosewater in their dishes.

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        phenanthrene Nov 22, 2011 08:06 AM

        I've used Sadaf rosewater http://www.sadaf.com/sadaf-rose-water...

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          shoelace Nov 22, 2011 03:53 PM

          I use sadaf as well and can guide you to places in queens or great neck that have it,

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            PotatoPuff Nov 27, 2011 06:39 PM

            So I have seen some sadaf rosewater with no hectcher on it, and a long time ago found some with a hectcher I've never seen before - what does yours have?

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              phenanthrene Nov 27, 2011 07:51 PM

              Mine has the RCC, Rabbinical Council of California, on it. It's the third one on this cRc list http://www.crcweb.org/agency_list.php and their website is here http://rccvaad.org/

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                PotatoPuff Nov 29, 2011 07:17 AM

                wow interesting - a while ago i had seen it with a different hectcher, something that had the outline of the USA. But I have definetly seen several types of sadaf rosewater, and I wonder why some have a hectcher and others dont.

                Phenanthrene, wwhere did you get the one with the hectcher?

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                  phenanthrene Nov 29, 2011 03:29 PM

                  I'm pretty sure mine came from Jerusalem pizza in Livingston.

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                shoelace Nov 27, 2011 08:51 PM

                mine has the rcc on it as well, but ive seen it sans hashgacha carried at the supermarkets that are under the queens vaad

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                  PotatoPuff Nov 29, 2011 07:17 AM

                  shoelace, what store did you see it at?

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                    shoelace Nov 29, 2011 10:13 PM

                    a to z on union, amalyas on main st, everfresh on middle neck road (cheapest of the three)

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                      PotatoPuff Dec 1, 2011 07:36 AM

                      hey shoelace, just to confirm, this is queens right?

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                        shoelace Dec 1, 2011 07:46 PM

                        a to z is queens, amalyas is queens, everfresh is great neck

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