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egg matzah

nickdanger Mar 30, 2013 08:19 AM

Has anyone found a shortage of egg matzah this year? At least in DC and S.Fl it was pretty hard to find.

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    zsero RE: nickdanger Mar 30, 2013 09:06 PM

    Since Ashkenazim are not allowed to eat egg matzah on Pesach unless (through age or infirmity) they're unable to eat normal matzah, I really haven't noticed.

    1. bagelman01 RE: nickdanger Mar 31, 2013 06:50 AM

      No shortage here in CT. We don't use it on Pesach, but do use it year round. This morning I went into Stop and Shop to pick up marked down Pesach bargains.
      Bought 8 boxes for 50 cents each.
      Also loaded up on gefen canned pears and pineapple 3/$1 and big jars of Applesauce for $1

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        cheesecake17 RE: bagelman01 Mar 31, 2013 11:27 AM

        My bargain of the week: a giant container of cocoa for $1.99.

        I use it all year round in my oatmeal.

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          queenscook RE: cheesecake17 Mar 31, 2013 11:45 AM

          I bought 10 bags of chocolate chips at 87 cents each, among many other big, post-Pesach bargains.

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            cheesecake17 RE: queenscook Mar 31, 2013 11:47 AM

            Woah. I should go shopping again!

            Went to two stores today- both had very small selections of pesach items. I'm probably better off in shoprite or stop and shop.

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              bagelman01 RE: cheesecake17 Mar 31, 2013 01:01 PM

              Stop and Shop marked down Pesach (items they don't carry year round) Tuesday morning (the manager gave me advanced warning last Sunday).
              So, The 64 oz jug of Kedem White Grape Juice is now $1.67, but the Red (carry all year is not in the Pesach aisle anymore and $5.69.
              Kedem Apple Juice 1/2 gallons are $1 each, I took 12. Streit's Matzo Ball Mix is marked back up from $1 to $3.69, which is why I bought 100 bixes to last all year about three weeks ago.
              I did buy about 6 boxes of 'gift' type candy for about $1.50 each as we are invited out for 2 meals on the last days.
              There were 500gram bars of Swiss Milk baking chocolate marked down from $5.89 to $1, my wife grabbed all that were on the shelf. My rear neighbor (Goy) cleaned the shelf of Manischewitz Pesach Cotton Candy tubs at 50 cents each, they are putting them in Easter baskets for their 12 grandkids.

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                cheesecake17 RE: bagelman01 Mar 31, 2013 01:44 PM

                Wow, you got some great deals! The stop and shop near me doesn't have such a great selection (at least compared to other stores). One year a friend told me they put stuff on clearance - but not anything I would want. Anyway, didn't end up going today.

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                  magiesmom RE: bagelman01 Mar 31, 2013 02:48 PM

                  I am impressed that anyone uses 100 boxes of matza ball mix in a year.

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                    bagelman01 RE: magiesmom Mar 31, 2013 03:55 PM

                    My wife and eldest daughter inhale matzo balls without bothering with soup. They are the carb queen and carb princess. They love them fresh out of the pot or baked or fried,

                    I also make them in a gantzeh tzimmes.

                    Oldest dog adores matzo balls mashed in his bowl with grilled meat, younger dogs like them mashed up with the soup carrots, parsnip and chicken.

                    Matzo balls become the replacement for the dogs dry food during Pesach.

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                      magiesmom RE: bagelman01 Mar 31, 2013 05:39 PM

                      You have lucky dogs!

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