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Kraft String Cheese is OUD

tamarw Jun 13, 2014 02:32 PM

So I'm reading here - http://kosheronabudget.com/kraft-stri...

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    SoCal Mother RE: tamarw Jun 15, 2014 03:20 PM

    Saw it last week in Houston! YAY!

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      DeisCane RE: tamarw Jun 16, 2014 01:35 AM

      Didn't this happen last year? Or am I misremembering?

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        masteraleph RE: DeisCane Jun 16, 2014 04:18 AM

        As far as I saw, only the Polly-O string cheese (which is owned by Kraft) went OU-D last year. This is the stuff that's actually Kraft branded, rather than just Kraft owned.

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          tamarw RE: DeisCane Jun 16, 2014 06:03 AM

          Yup. Polly-O. Kraft is new for 2014.

          I'd be curious if other Kraft cheeses (singles, shredded cheese) follow suit, but at the same time, I may worry a little bit about the kosher cheese makers as a result....

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            follick RE: tamarw Jun 16, 2014 06:09 AM

            People who buy OU-D Cheeses probably weren't getting a whole lot of Cholov Yisroel anyway, so probably Miller's would feel the most pain from this. But this is only string cheese so far.

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              koshergourmetmart RE: follick Jun 16, 2014 06:17 AM

              is there a chalav yisrael brand of string cheese? i do not feel bad for miller's. they have charged a premium over the years for being a kosher brand. Now, they will have competition will hopefully will lower their price

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                chicago maven RE: koshergourmetmart Jun 16, 2014 06:20 AM

                No.

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                  DeisCane RE: koshergourmetmart Jun 16, 2014 06:23 AM

                  Haolam is CY. http://www.worldcheeseco.com/haolam-i...

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                DeisCane RE: tamarw Jun 16, 2014 06:22 AM

                Oh, I get it now. Is there any difference between Polly-O and Kraft-branded, other than the brand name?

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              MartyB RE: tamarw Jun 16, 2014 12:13 PM

              Still KD at Lawrence Costco! Old stock or are only some being certifies by OU.

              1. tamarw RE: tamarw Jun 17, 2014 04:12 PM

                And in other news, certain types of Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese are losing their hechshers altogether.

                http://www.ok.org/alert/type/alert

                Please be advised that Kraft Foods will be coming out with a new product:
                PHILADELPHIA BACON CREAM CHEESE SPREAD
                (Kraft Foods – Northfield, IL
                )This product is not kosher certified.
                It contains actual bacon and does NOT carry a kosher symbol on the package.
                This will unfortunately also affect other Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread products. The following products will no longer be kosher certified:
                •Philadelphia Original Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Strawberry Fat Free Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Milk Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Caramel White Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia 2x Protein Original Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia 2x Protein Honey Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
                •Philadelphia Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
                Please use extra care when purchasing Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads and verify that each package bears the OK-D symbol.

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                  tractarian RE: tamarw Jun 25, 2014 04:40 AM

                  The OU Kosher website lists many varieties as being OU-D, of both Polly-O and Kraft (Jalapeno, Tomato Basil, Cracked Black Pepper, and plain mozzarella Kraft).

                  It's nice to see that more mainstream cheeses are kosher. I long enjoyed Cappiello mozzarella.

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                    hbg1 RE: tractarian Jun 25, 2014 09:52 AM

                    I just spotted the Kraft mozzarella-cheddar twists with an OU-D at super Walmart last night. Those were on the Polly-O list, but I never actually saw any with an OU, just KD. So that was a nice surprise.

                    I'd assumed that the KD versions would phase out when new packaging came in, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It's been quite a while now for Polly-O, and I still see a lot that isn't OU. Hopefully with the Kraft versions switching over as well, that situation will improve.

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                      ERBSR RE: hbg1 Jun 25, 2014 10:22 AM

                      Thanks for sharing that you spotted the mozzarella-cheddar twists. Are these the 2% ones or the regular twists? Which Walmart location?

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                        hbg1 RE: ERBSR Jun 25, 2014 08:06 PM

                        They were the regular kind, not 2%, at a Super Walmart in Maryland.

                        I guess it makes sense that the OU is not supervising all runs, but I've seen some of the flavors of Polly-O with and without the OU at different times. I was really happy to hear that the Kraft line was also going kosher.

                        I really appreciate the fact that some mainstream cheeses are now in theory available all over the country. It may not be gourmet, but it's a great thing to be able to pick up when not anywhere near a kosher store.

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                        koshergourmetmart RE: hbg1 Jun 25, 2014 03:05 PM

                        The ou told me they do not supervise every place that makes pollyo. Hence the kd packag oink ng

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