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kosher cheetos in US!

koshergourmetmart Oct 28, 2013 06:06 PM

found this online
cheetos simply natural OU-D

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    seikoloco RE: koshergourmetmart Oct 29, 2013 05:34 AM

    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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      DeisCane RE: seikoloco Oct 29, 2013 05:37 AM


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      tractarian RE: koshergourmetmart Oct 29, 2013 11:54 AM

      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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        queenscook RE: tractarian Oct 29, 2013 03:11 PM

        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!

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          Miri1 RE: queenscook Oct 29, 2013 04:00 PM

          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.

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            queenscook RE: Miri1 Oct 29, 2013 04:19 PM

            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.

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              tractarian RE: queenscook Oct 29, 2013 04:43 PM

              Herrs are really good.

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                weinstein5 RE: queenscook Oct 29, 2013 05:29 PM

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

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                  SoCal Mother RE: queenscook Oct 30, 2013 04:12 AM

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

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                tractarian RE: queenscook Oct 29, 2013 04:44 PM

                Was this Kitov brand ?

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                  queenscook RE: tractarian Oct 29, 2013 06:15 PM

                  Possibly, but I wouldn't swear to it.

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                  SoCal Mother RE: queenscook Oct 30, 2013 04:15 AM

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

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                CloggieGirl RE: koshergourmetmart Oct 29, 2013 03:58 PM

                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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                  tractarian RE: CloggieGirl Oct 29, 2013 04:43 PM

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

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                    koshergourmetmart RE: tractarian Oct 29, 2013 08:31 PM

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

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                      kevin RE: tractarian Oct 29, 2013 08:32 PM

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

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

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                        SoCal Mother RE: kevin Oct 30, 2013 04:19 AM

                        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.

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                          asf78 RE: SoCal Mother Oct 30, 2013 06:41 AM

                          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.

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                          koshergourmetmart RE: kevin Oct 30, 2013 07:57 PM

                          no kosher planters cheese balls (yet)

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                        ThePrettypoodle RE: CloggieGirl Oct 30, 2013 03:33 PM

                        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:)

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                        rockycat RE: koshergourmetmart Oct 30, 2013 05:56 AM

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

                        http://www.ncstatefair.org/2013/Newsr... (scroll about 3/4 of the way down the page


                        I'd say not that much at all.

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                          queenscook RE: rockycat Oct 30, 2013 02:55 PM

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

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                            shoelace RE: queenscook Nov 1, 2013 01:28 PM

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

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