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The Most Ridiculous KLP Items Out There

rockycat Mar 22, 2013 06:42 AM

We can all use a little humor right about now. The problem is, this is real. Have you seen anything that can beat this?


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    AdinaA RE: rockycat Mar 22, 2013 07:11 AM

    Please tell me that this is photoshopped.

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      DeisCane RE: AdinaA Mar 22, 2013 07:46 AM

      No. I have seen it elsewhere. Shanda.

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        shoelace RE: DeisCane Mar 22, 2013 08:03 AM

        1- i dont have to even click on the link to see what it is, bc its been hot all over

        2- i saw salt water sold on main street last year in plastic deli containers

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          kosherGlutenFree RE: shoelace Mar 22, 2013 09:10 AM

          Although this is not KFP, it is FOR preparing for Passover so thought it fit in the topic.

          saw at the bookstore a package of 10 pieces of double wrapped chometz for bedikas chamatz!! For $2.50.

          I thought I was the only one without chometz in the house (you have to OWN chometz for bedikas chamatz which I normally never have in my house--I get around this by saving something from shalach manot).

          I tried to think of who would need this and could only think of 1) yeshivah bacherim (but it must be easy for them to get a slice of bread) and 2) someone so paranoid that they need it to be double wrapped so they don't have to worry it will spill.

          But this is wrapped in plastic and at the community fire we are not suppose to burn our chometz that is in plastic.

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            Miri1 RE: kosherGlutenFree Mar 22, 2013 10:24 AM

            Did anyone read the comments to the saltwater picture? A hechsher on cigarettes? Really? Oy.

            I saw KLP frozen bread slices. They looked pretty nasty to me.

            1. re: Miri1
              kosherfoodie1226 RE: Miri1 Mar 22, 2013 02:42 PM

              If they are the Israeli tapioca bread , they are not nasty in the least. They are unbelievable. If someone gave it to you hot out of a toaster and told you that it was toast, you would not know that it was pesachdik. It is that good.

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                cresyd RE: kosherfoodie1226 Mar 24, 2013 05:14 AM

                The Israeli tapioca bread is better than expected - but personally I can't imagine someone not figuring out that something is different.

                That being said, compared to a number of KFP items abroad, it's a nice surprise.

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                  Miri1 RE: cresyd Mar 24, 2013 09:43 PM

                  if I see the 'bread' again, I will give it a try.

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                    Miri1 RE: Miri1 Mar 30, 2013 07:48 PM

                    I saw an ad for matzah pizza in a nonkosher pizza psce. Huge billbard on Lincoln Blvd in Marina Del Rey.

                    And a KLP falafel mix. I think it was Savion. Or maybe Sreits. Got a laugh out of that one.

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                      bagelman01 RE: Miri1 Mar 30, 2013 08:41 PM

                      Savion makes it........................

                      It's all about kitniyot.
                      My ex-MIL escaped germany in 1939 and made it to Palestine. She lived in the deprivation of the Yishuv and young Medinat Israel until coming to US in about 1953 (ex-FIL's parents had survived and made it to US and then found son and DIL). She adopted the eating customs of the Sephardim while growing up, especially as there were food shortages and the home where she was taken in had a Sephard male head of household.
                      So even after being in the US more than 55 years and living in a Ashkenaz community, she still makes Falafel on Pesach (albeit from scratch) and serves them on salad as a typical lunch meal during chol hamoed. The first time I saw this I was surprised, after all she and my ex-FIL were from Germany, but they explained their adopted traditions.
                      My ex followed my traditions in our home, but ate whatever her mother served in theirs.

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                        zsero RE: Miri1 Mar 30, 2013 09:04 PM

                        There are many Israeli products that are KLP only for those who eat kitniyot. The majority of kosher-keeping people in Israel are Sefardi, after all. The thing is, apparently in the 19th century Israeli Sefardim did not eat kitniyot, so I don't know when this changed, or why.

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                          cheesecake17 RE: Miri1 Mar 31, 2013 11:23 AM

                          MDR. WISH I could be there right now!!!!!

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          ferret RE: rockycat Mar 22, 2013 07:29 AM

          Yes, but is it the original recipe?

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            SoCal Mother RE: rockycat Mar 22, 2013 10:24 AM

            I was going to say that "soy" sauce until I saw where you were going with this...

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              zsero RE: rockycat Mar 22, 2013 03:51 PM

              What's the objection to this? It's a useful product, and to many people worth the small price. It's a lot less silly than paying for plain water -- and a lot cheaper. Is your objection just to their having bothered with a hashgacha?!

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                helou RE: zsero Mar 23, 2013 06:06 PM

                My objections is that this is price gouging of Jews by Jews. I thing they should give stripped down bones away for free. It's not the hashgacha that bothers me.
                You can buy a pack of chicken wings or necks and use one. Or buy a turkey wing and use the rest of the meat for cooking.

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                  zsero RE: helou Mar 23, 2013 07:13 PM

                  Um, excuse me, what have bones got to do with this? We're not talking about bones, we're talking about a large jar of salt water for a mere 99p. That's not price gouging, it's a reasonable price for those who choose to buy it.

                  But if you want to talk about bones, that's not price gouging either. As you point out, nobody is forced to buy it, there are many many other options, so how can it be price gouging?

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                helou RE: rockycat Mar 22, 2013 03:54 PM

                In my neighborhood the zroah. shankbone, is being sold at various Kosher stores for:

                $2.50 at the kosher butcher for a bone stripped of absolutely any meat (I know you don't need meat on it, but you really have to see it),

                $1.50 raw or $2.50 roasted at a place that's a deli but also sells raw meat (they also sell a roasted egg for 50 cents)

                And my very favorite, $4.50 at the Shop-Rite Kosher Experience.

                Am I missing somethng? I am not at all one of those people who make their own mayonnaise and ketchup - I gladly pay for some convenience, but this seems crazy to me.

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                  CloggieGirl RE: rockycat Mar 23, 2013 07:18 PM

                  KLP cigarettes: http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jew...

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                    zsero RE: CloggieGirl Mar 23, 2013 07:33 PM

                    Hardly ridiculous. Some cigarettes have actual chametz, and since many people do smoke despite the danger, it's important to enable them to do so lawfully. Without this, either they'll be going through withdrawal on Pesach, which is not pleasant, or they'll break the law and smoke the chametz ones.

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                      queenscook RE: zsero Mar 23, 2013 09:16 PM

                      Are cigarettes r'oi l'achilat kelev? I wouldn't think so. If not, chametz or not, there's no need for them to be KFP.

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                        zsero RE: queenscook Mar 23, 2013 10:09 PM

                        You're not just possessing it, you're putting it your mouth. Besides, glue is fit for a dog's consumption.

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                          queenscook RE: zsero Mar 23, 2013 10:31 PM

                          Putting it in your mouth is not eating it.

                          As for the glue, no rabbi I would ask shailot of would agree with you on that score. The Rav himself said it about toothpaste, which would arguably be far "tastier" than glue; kal v'chomer for glue and cigarettes.

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                            zsero RE: queenscook Mar 24, 2013 09:44 AM

                            So who says the Rav was right? Since when does the Badatz Bet Yosef have to agree with him?

                  2. tamarw RE: rockycat Mar 25, 2013 06:35 AM

                    My friend saw this for sale at her MA Stop & Shop:


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                      EmpireState RE: tamarw Mar 25, 2013 08:16 AM

                      That reminds me of a nonkosher restaurant near me that has a sign "we are open for Passover"

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                        noya RE: EmpireState Mar 26, 2013 01:33 PM

                        A local pizzaria posted in huge letters: "matza pizza for passover" and in small letters "not kosher for passover"

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                          barryg RE: noya Mar 27, 2013 10:40 AM

                          That at least makes sense for reform and conservative Jews that take the holiday a little more casually... challah and babka, not so much.

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                            cheesecake17 RE: noya Mar 28, 2013 06:19 PM

                            Someone mentioned how they don't eat bread on Passover, only matza. They then went on to describe the most fabulous recipe for matza pizza- topped with sausage and pepperoni.

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                              zsero RE: cheesecake17 Mar 28, 2013 08:30 PM

                              Lots of people keep pesach but not kashrut.

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                                L2k RE: zsero Apr 2, 2013 08:22 AM

                                We always have one BBQ night during Passover. Ribs without the cornbread aren't quite the same, but it'll do!

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                                avitrek RE: cheesecake17 Mar 29, 2013 08:06 AM

                                You've never heard of ham and cheese on matza? Or a BLT matza sandwich?

                                In college, I had someone who was going out to a bar on Friday night ask me what he should order since it was Passover. I thought about it for a second and suggested wine since he didn't care about stam yeinam and I couldn't think of another alcohol readily available at a bar that wouldn't have grain in it.

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                                  cheesecake17 RE: avitrek Mar 29, 2013 10:49 AM

                                  I've heard of it. Just thought it was kind of funny how this guy went thru all kinds of trouble to get matza, make his pizza, and go on and on about pesach.

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                            bagelman01 RE: tamarw Mar 25, 2013 08:32 AM

                            The Raabs (a nice Jewish family that founded S&S) must be turning over in their graves. I was in my local S&S this morning to pick up some extra soda and they had lots of Challah and babka on display, right next to a sign stating that the bakery would not be under KVH supervision from 3/24 until after the Passover holiday.

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                              L2k RE: bagelman01 Apr 2, 2013 08:22 AM

                              Rabb, not Raab (although Raab *does* sound more Jewish). I used to work with members of the family

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                                bagelman01 RE: L2k Apr 2, 2013 08:25 AM

                                typo, my fingers don't work that well on a touchscreen. My father bought the Bradlees chain from them in 1962 and I got to know them

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                                  L2k RE: bagelman01 Apr 2, 2013 08:26 AM

                                  Then we need to talk because your mishpacha may owe me some money for my last week working there! :)

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                            flo220 RE: rockycat Mar 30, 2013 09:01 PM

                            I just saw Kosher for Pesach Challah Bags today.

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