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Feb 4, 2013 11:40 AM

dannon yogurt will be koshEr for passover this year

Yogurt lovers received some good news recently that the Dannon Company will be producing Kosher for Passover products this year after having missed last Passover season. The products, certified by the Orthodox Union (OU) include Plain Non-Fat, Plain Low Fat, Plain Full-Fat, Vanilla, Coffee and Lemon.

The OU certifies only a limited number of Dannon products year-round, products that do not contain gelatin. Dannon products that have the gelatin carry a k and are certified by Rabbi Dr. David I. Sheinkopf.

For those that covet the popular Greek Yogurt, Norman’s will be producing a full line of the products. Norman’s is also certified kosher and Chalav Yisrael by the OU as well as Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, the Nierbarter Rav.

According to sources in the food industry, Dannon originally maintained that they did not have enough demand for the Passover products but they are said to have been inundated by complaints from customers and retailers, prompting the company to resume its special Passover run this year.

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  1. Thanks for the update!

    1. Thanks! Will have a stocked fridge this yeAr? If only I could get k for p chobani. Has anyone tried the Normans Greek yogurt?

      1. will the 4 ounce vanilla cream carb/sugar control also be kosher for passover?
        what about the new dannon light and fit vanilla greek yogurt?

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        1. re: rluxie

          OU just certifies as kosher and kosher for passover Plain Non-Fat, Plain Low Fat, Plain Full-Fat, Vanilla, Coffee and Lemon.

          1. re: koshergourmetmart

            there is NO SUGAR FREE YOGURT at all this passover, also there is NO LOW CARB yogurt.

        2. Has anyone actually seen them in a store? I was just in my local supermarket and didn't Passover certification on any of the Dannon flavors. Also, the OU website doesn't list them (unless I am missing something). I really hope it's true as I don't want to make a special trip to buy the overpriced, inferior heimishe brands.

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          1. re: EmpireState

            They may not be in stores yet. Several years ago, shoprite got them only a week or so before the holiday and they were in a different section.

          2. I tried the Norman's Greek yogurt, I could not find any that were plain only the sickly sweet fruit flavors. The consistency was very firm, as Greek yogurt should be but it seemed somehow very artificial. I have not tried non-chalav yisrael Greek yogurt, but have experiemented with homemade Greek style and that had a natural clear taste and did not seem as if it was firmed up with artificial stabilizers. A similar natural Greek effect can be had if you buy very fresh yogurt and store it on its side so that some liquid separates and then drain off the liquid before eating

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            1. re: EvanM

              You could probably drain them through cheesecloth to firm them up as well.

              1. re: queenscook

                Planning on doing that with the Dannon yogurts.

                Will the large tubs be KFP? Or only IndividuL containers?

                1. re: cheesecake17

                  I saw both large and individual containers yesterday.