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ThePrettypoodle Feb 25, 2013 04:22 PM

Because this is a food board - list your food (or food type) purchases:)
I bought two candy bars today in a local Jewish gift shop along with two non food items:)'More shopping to come I am sure!

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    PotatoPuff RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 26, 2013 07:24 AM

    I bought a bunch of those sabra hummus and dips.

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      emu48 RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 26, 2013 07:41 AM

      If you get a chance, buy Israeli cottage cheese ... best in the world, even if you're an American who hates the stuff, based on experiencing the generally awful U.S. varieties.

      Sabra is owned by the Israeli company Strauss. They make probably the best hummus in America. But if you get a chance to try made-in-Israel hummus, do it, regardless of who makes it. It will be tastier than anything made in the States. Yes, you read that right: Strauss hummus made in Israel is better. So is any hummus made in israel.

      If somebody offers you Israeli-made Chinese food, take a pass.

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        ThePrettypoodle RE: emu48 Feb 26, 2013 02:09 PM

        One of the very best meals I had in Israel was Chinese food. Made in Jerusalem, back in 1982. Oh wow it was GOOD! Wish I could go back there for dinner tonight:) So while I will take your word for the hummas, i have to disagree with the Chinese fod bit.
        BTW Sabra is now owned in the US by the people who make Fritos. I do like their humas alot- though Bobbies (made in Philly) is super yummy too and kosher:)

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          barryg RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 27, 2013 05:24 AM

          It's hard to find, but in the Philly area Zev's makes amazing hummus, keystone K certified. They used to sell it at Essene on Bainbridge St. Similar in style to Sabra but much fresher, no preservatives (unlike Sabra).

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          cresyd RE: emu48 Feb 27, 2013 01:24 AM

          What name brand is Strauss hummus made in Israel sold under?

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            emu48 RE: cresyd Feb 27, 2013 02:21 AM

            Achla (אחלה).

            Sorry, didn't know Strauss had sold Sabra.

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              barryg RE: emu48 Feb 27, 2013 07:39 PM

              According to Wikipedia, Sabra is a joint venture by Strauss and Frito-Lay, and Strauss owns 51%, so I say it counts for buying Israeli (barely).

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabra_(c...

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                cresyd RE: emu48 Mar 1, 2013 02:10 AM

                Ah, that makes sense. I'm not such a huge fan of their hummus, but I like some of their other products.

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                emu48 RE: cresyd Feb 27, 2013 02:29 AM

                Achla (אחלה). sorry for the dupe post.

            2. bagelman01 RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 26, 2013 03:18 PM

              Bought my non-schmura Pesach matzo and wine

              1. LizGW RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 27, 2013 04:02 AM

                Trader Joe's has a fabulous Isreali Feta.

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                  SoCal Mother RE: LizGW Feb 27, 2013 06:41 AM

                  I was going to mention that as well. I am unhappy though that it's gone up in price to $7.75 /pkg.

                  Does anyone know if they make a KLP version?

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                    cheesecake17 RE: SoCal Mother Feb 28, 2013 04:05 PM

                    Costco has the tnuva- I think it's 5.99/lb

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                      SoCal Mother RE: cheesecake17 Feb 28, 2013 07:49 PM

                      Not sure but my family likes the TJ's feta better than the feta from Costco.

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                        cheesecake17 RE: SoCal Mother Mar 2, 2013 06:54 PM

                        I'll look for the TJs feta. Is it in brine or plastic wrap?

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                          hbg1 RE: cheesecake17 Mar 4, 2013 08:42 AM

                          It's in a sealed plastic wrapper, with some brine, and priced per pound, rather than a flat price. Definitely one of my favorite things to get from TJ's.

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                            cheesecake17 RE: hbg1 Mar 4, 2013 10:06 AM

                            Thanks, I'll look next time I'm there

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                    apathetichell RE: LizGW Feb 28, 2013 02:19 PM

                    Isn't that repackaged Tnuva?

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                    ThePrettypoodle RE: ThePrettypoodle Feb 27, 2013 06:46 AM

                    As I thought I bought MORE:) Woo hoo:) Last night we bought some yummy looking KP snaak rings and a block of my fav butter by Tnuva. Supporting Israel and my local ecconomy in my own small way..

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