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