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What's on Your Pesach Shopping List?

Perhaps a little crowdsourcing will help us avoid last minute forgotten items. I try to avoid processed prepackaged Pesach foods, but I still end up with quite a shopping list. Here's my list, what's on yours?

-New sponges
-New toothbrush/toothpaste
-Tin foil (lots)
-KLP soda
-KLP yogurt
-KLP tomato sauce (for endless matzo pizzas)
-KLP spices for said pizzas, including garlic powder and oregano
-Olives

More to come!

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  1. A few years ago I created a spreadsheet of what to buy for pesach which I then modified to reflect what I actually used and their costs. I will see if I can dig it up.

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      1. re: MartyB

        You asked for it, 2009 Pesach exported from excell to tab delimited text here goes: Total cost for pesach $638.07

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        Item Unit price Qty Cost
        $638.07

        Charadim Shmura matzo - 4lb to start $18.00 4 $72.00
        Yehudah Matzos - 5lb $6.00 $6.00
        Matzo meal $2.50 $2.50
        Matzo farfel $3.50 $3.50
        Potato starch $2.00 $2.00
        Tuna fish - 2 cans $1.50 2 $3.00
        Gefilta Fish $3.00 4 $12.00
        Gefilta fish loaf $5.00 6 $30.00
        Salmon/Flounder (Costco)
        Chicken $7.00 7 $49.00
        Cutlets $8.00 3 $24.00
        Ground meat $9.00 2 $18.00
        Beef stew $12.00 $12.00
        Turkey $25.00 2 $50.00
        Pastrami (Costco) $10.00 2 $20.00
        Hot dogs $4.30 $4.30
        Liver - 4 pkgs $3.50 4 $14.00
        Kishka $2.80 2 $5.60

        Salt $0.67 $0.67
        Sea salt $1.50 $1.50
        Garlic powder $1.50 $1.50
        Onion Powder $1.50 $1.50
        Paprika $1.50 $1.50
        Cinnamon $1.50 $1.50
        Salad dressing $2.50 2 $5.00
        Onion soup mix $1.50 $1.50
        Chicken soup mix $3.00 $3.00
        Sugar $2.90 $2.90
        Sweet & Low $1.50 2 $3.00
        Jam $2.70 $2.70
        Cranberry sauce $1.50 2 $3.00
        Chicken sauce $1.90 $1.90
        Ketchup $1.50 $1.50
        Horseradish $3.00 $3.00
        Vanilla extract $2.90 $2.90

        Oil $5.00 $5.00
        Olive oil $7.00 $7.00
        Oil spray $2.50 $2.50
        Mayo $3.00 2 $6.00
        Cooking wine $2.50 $2.50
        Cereal $3.00 4 $12.00
        Hot cereal $4.50 $4.50
        Coffee $4.20 $4.20
        Decaf coffee $5.00 $5.00
        Coffee whitener $1.00 7 $7.00
        Coco $4.00 $4.00
        Tea $1.90 3 $5.70
        Borscht - 3 bottles
        Pancake syrup $1.00 $1.00
        Chocolate syrup $2.50 2 $5.00
        Lemon juice - small $2.20 $2.20
        Tomato sauce $0.70 4 $2.80
        Apple sauce $2.50 $2.50
        Noodles $2.50 $2.50

        Potatoes 20lb (Costco) $9.00 $9.00
        Onions 10lb (Costco) $5.00 $5.00
        Romaine lettuce 6 pack (Costco) $3.60 $3.60
        Carrots (Costco?) $1.75 $1.75
        Yams - a few $2.00 $2.00
        Mushrooms $1.00 2 $2.00
        Hearts of palm $2.50 2 $5.00

        Eggs 3 doz (Costco) $4.00 $4.00
        Cottage cheese $3.00 4 $12.00
        Sour cream $2.00 3 $6.00
        Butter $1.50 $1.50
        Margarine $3.50 $3.50
        Margarine - brick $4.00 $4.00
        Milk $2.10 $2.10
        American cheese (have it)
        Orange juice $3.50 $3.50
        Cream cheese $1.50 4 $6.00
        Yogurt $1.30 4 $5.20

        Dish washing liquid $1.50 $1.50
        Cake mixes $2.50 2 $5.00
        Mandarin oranges $0.90 6 $5.40
        Pineapple canned $1.25 3 $3.75
        Cakes $8.00 $8.00
        Apples $6.40 $6.40
        Cantaloupes $5.50 $5.50
        Watermelon $8.00 $8.00
        Tomatoes $3.00 $3.00
        Bananas $1.50 $1.50
        Walnuts $6.00 $6.00
        Sodas $1.00 7 $7.00
        Seltzer (case) $6.00 $6.00
        Ices $5.00 $5.00
        Wines $7.00 6 $42.00

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        1. re: MartyB

          I find it entertaining that you have meat and matzot in the same section. How many people does all that feed?

          1. re: CloggieGirl

            Don't recall exactly, anywhere between 5 and 7 depending on the meal, i.e. seder vs shabbos vs chol hamoed.

            I wonder what my pesach bill would have been if I went to a hotel? I did not have Yaakov Shwekey in my house, but did play his CDs as well as other Jewish stars like Avraham Fried, Yisroel Williger, and others all on high volume :)

            1. re: MartyB

              Chareidim schmurah matzo was $ 32.99 a pound today in Season's . That is a huge increase, even f your spreadsheet is 5 years old. I did not buy it last year, but 2 years ago
              I think it was $22 in Season's.

              1. re: susiejane

                I don't know why this is so hard to believe. It's simple supply vs demand. People prefer chareidim. It sells out quickly and people drive all around looking for it. Assuming chareidim can't increase their supply (because of oven capacity or some reason), then the logical thing to do is increase prices.

                Why sell out quickly at $22 when you can still sell out before pesach at $33. It's econ 101.

                1. re: susiejane

                  While I like the new Seasons very much, the old one was far and away the most expensive option in the 5 Towns. While they are having some rather impressive sale items I would image their base prices are still high. Before I come to the conclusion that Charadim matzos are truly at the astronomical level of $32, I await to hear from our Brooklyn Chowhounders as to what places like KRM charges. If the price difference is great it may pay to do a Brooklyn run for pesach shopping.

            2. My list is similiar:
              -matza
              -mini matza
              -israeli pickles
              -half sour pickles
              -tomato sauce (for okra, string beans, pizza, lasagna)
              -marinara sauce
              - cookies (one package)
              - cashews, almonds
              -raisins, apricots, prunes
              - chocolate covered something (nuts or dried fruit)
              -individual tuna packets

              -frozen cauliflower
              -frozen broccoli
              -frozen okra
              -frozen dr praegers (fishes, broccoli pancakes, potato pancakes)

              -ricotta
              - cottage cheese
              -yogurt
              -Greek yogurt
              -leben
              - shredded mozzarella
              - cheese sticks/string cheese
              - Syrian style string cheese
              - smoked or cheddar cheese
              -fresh mozzarella
              -eggs (a case!)
              -prepared turkey packets

              - potatoes
              -onions
              -spaghetti squash
              -butternut squash
              - cucumbers
              -tomatoes
              -lettuce
              -red onions
              - eggplant
              -zucchini
              -sweet potatoes
              -broccoli
              -cauliflower
              - snap peas
              - fresh spinach and basil (for pesto)
              -

              -cases of foil pans
              - tinfoil
              - cases of plastic cutlery and plates/chips/bowls

              1. Chocolate (for eating and baking)!

                1. Matzah and Morror and Wine. Everything else is superfluous.

                  1. Oh I forgot:
                    -Honey
                    -Butter
                    -ALL OF THE EGGS!