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Apr 23, 2014 04:18 AM

passover recap: What did you buy and never open?

I'll start.

wine vinegar

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  1. I think we tried everything. How do you not use ketchup?! :-)

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    1. re: DeisCane

      Bet your kids won't use it up now that Heinz is back.

      1. re: AdinaA

        When ketchup is merely an ingredient (e.g., sweet and sour brisket), I use the KP version until it's finished, but frankly, we have very little left.

      2. re: DeisCane

        We stopped buying it because it sat in the fridge the whole rest of the year. No one wanted to eat it. This year we went Belgian-style with our fries and served them with homemade mayo. I ate mine plain. Beats eating that nasty KLP ketchup.

        1. re: rockycat

          Makes sense. I always make sweet and sour brisket for seder, which involves about a half bottle of ketchup, so it's a no brainer.

          1. re: DeisCane

            How do you make sweet and sour brisket? I overbuy KLP ketchup even though the kids don't like it all that much. Eventually, they get used to the flavor and I'm all over anything that doesn't have high fructose corn syrup.

        2. re: DeisCane

          I've really pared down my Pesach buying just so that I don't end up with all the things no one wants. All I have leftover are things that were bought by other people. I have an extra KLP confectioners' sugar because the person getting it for me forgot how much I asked for and I have some extra boxes of jelly candy because they were gifts from my college-age niece whose mother probably sent too much in her care package. We supply her with KLP Coke which she prefers over candy anyhow.

        3. All of the macaroons. But I am sure they will go!

          1. A tin of foie gras from France.

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              1. re: koshergourmetmart

                Got it through connections in France (if I told you, I'd have to kill you...). Have had it in years past and even my liver-loathing wife enjoyed it. Got it months ago and forgot it was in the pantry.

                1. re: koshergourmetmart


                  FWIW, it's available here in London.

                  1. re: DeisCane

                    It's kind of a shame that one of the better foie gras producers in the US (Hudson Valley) is owned by two Israelis but they don't make a Kosher version.

              2. Whole wheat matzo farfel. Many jars of tomato sauce and tomato puree. Granola (and I use the term very loosely) breakfast cereal.

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                1. re: helou

                  I made homemade farfel granola, it was really good. Also used as topping for a baked apple crumble. If you want to use it up...

                2. Marshmallows
                  Cotton Candy

                  My 71 year old sister in law decided she's on a diet and these were purchased at her request.