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La brea bread at Costco

cheesecake17 Jan 15, 2014 11:45 AM

I know the bread itself is certified kosher, and I can never get over how inexpensive it is at Costco.

Was in the store (Brooklyn), looking at it. An employee approached me and told me the bread is kosher, but once they unwrap it and bake it they can't vouch for it since the bread is baked in their non kosher ovens.

She offered to bring me out frozen packages of the bread so I can bake it at home. (They arrive at Costco par baked)

I had one of the rolls today and its really good!

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    susiejane Jan 15, 2014 04:23 PM

    who certifies it. The La Brea website states it is kosher as it comes from their facility but does not give certification info.

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      cheesecake17 Jan 16, 2014 09:27 AM

      KSA kosher parve, as per their website

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        chazzer Jan 16, 2014 09:52 AM

        I looked at the frozen prepackaged rolls at my local Market and they all had the KSA certification on them.

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      ettilou Jan 15, 2014 03:09 PM

      So at the lawrence Costco, the bread would be kosher dairy then ?? I'm going to ask if I can buy it frozen and see if they will sell it to me. Thanks for the info !!

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      1. re: ettilou
        queenscook Jan 15, 2014 06:16 PM

        I don't think any generally accepted certification agency would certify any dairy bread.

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          shoelace Jan 15, 2014 07:05 PM

          if lawrence costco says yes, please let us know

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            cheesecake17 Jan 16, 2014 09:21 AM

            All the breads, except for two (not sold at Costco) are vegan. So it's parve.

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            rockycat Jan 15, 2014 01:53 PM

            One of our local grocery chains has the bread both fully baked (finished in-store) and parbaked in the bakery refrigerator case. The quality of the La Brea baked at home is consistently excellent.

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              cheesecake17 Jan 15, 2014 01:55 PM

              I've only see it (fully baked) in one supermarket - and it was crazy expensive. I think $7/loaf

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                rockycat Jan 15, 2014 05:14 PM

                Wow, and I thought our food prices were high. Depending on the size of the loaf, the fully baked ones are about $2.50 - $4.99. On sale they may be half off. The frozen ones are $3.69 for 12 oz. of rolls or baguettes. I don't belong to Costco but I guess their prices would be quite a bit lower.

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