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Oct 28, 2013 06:06 PM

kosher cheetos in US!

found this online
cheetos simply natural OU-D

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  1. Has anyone seen these with OU-D on product? Is this a common version of them, that most supermarkets would carry?

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    1. Previously, Elite-brand cheetos from Israel could be had here (they were also parve, IIRC).

      A search of the OU Kosher database, indeed, confirms that Cheetos Simply Natural Puffy Puffed Corn, White Cheddar, are in fact, OU-D.

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      1. re: tractarian

        I saw the product, but without the OU, today in Fairway. Maybe it's a new hashgacha, and not on older packages still on the shelves?

        The product itself looked to be the "healthier" (so to speak) version, i.e. baked.

        Re: parve Cheetos . . . I once had another brand of parve Cheetos-type product. VILE!

        1. re: queenscook

          Wonder if they are made by FritoLay or just disributed by them? Because they sound a lot like Roberts' Pirates Booty and though I dont eat a lot of chips and salty sbacks, real cheetos look good while the pirate booty s kind of blah.

          1. re: Miri1

            I have found the Herr's Cheese Curls as good as any of the treif stuff I ate a lifetime ago (mostly "Cheeze Doodles"). Utz also has a version, which I don't see as frequently, but which is also just as good. I definitely don't see what the big deal is about the (Baked) Cheetos having/getting the OU.

              1. re: queenscook

                The Utz Cheese balls do not laat long in my house -

                1. re: queenscook

                  Target has something similar. Might be Utz, or else it's their brand. I think Smart N Final sells Utz.

                1. re: tractarian

                  Possibly, but I wouldn't swear to it.

                2. re: queenscook

                  Best name ever for parve cheese snacks: Buenos NoCheese. Some Jewish brand. I don't remember how they tasted but I loved the name.

              2. On a related note, has anyone seen kosher Doritos in NYC? Particularly "cooler ranch" flavor. It's something I miss from my pre-kosher days.

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                1. re: CloggieGirl

                  Elite from Israel makes kosher Doritos, which I think are parve. Try one of the Israeli stores.

                  1. re: tractarian

                    i do not think they are allowed to import doritos, cheetos from israel here. I believe they are manufactured just for israel

                    1. re: tractarian

                      What does parve mean ? kosher and non-dairy ???

                      anyone know a source for kosher planter's cheese balls ?????

                      1. re: kevin

                        Parve means neither dairy nor animal products. It implies kosher but I would still look to see a kosher certification. Clear?

                        So parve cheese balls will be made from some artificial flavor that tastes like cheese. Good for lactose allergies.

                        1. re: SoCal Mother

                          I would just add, parve (or pareve - can be spelled both ways) actually does include eggs and fish, but no meat or chicken (or fat from meat or chicken). So if someone has an egg allergy, a label of parve would not be enough, you'd still have to check the ingredient list to make sure it was free of eggs. If it had fish in it, it would probably say "Parve - Fish," but if you have an allergy to fish, you'd want to check that, too.

                          Neither of which should be an issue with Cheetos or Doritos, but an important clarification about parve nonetheless.

                        2. re: kevin

                          no kosher planters cheese balls (yet)

                      2. re: CloggieGirl

                        About a week ago I was in Espresso in NE Philly for a super yummy dinner. At check out I noticed Israeli Doritos. I forget the flavors off hand and have no idea on the price, but they sre avsilable in the US:)

                      3. For those of you who would like to know what you've been missing by not having kosher Cheetos.

               (scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page


                        I'd say not that much at all.

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                        1. re: rockycat

                          I'm not following . . . how does that help us know what we're missing out on? (or not, as the case may be).

                          1. re: queenscook

                            thank you for posting that, i thought i was missing something