Introducing KosherBuzz

So Much Kosher, So Little Time...

Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, we discover a new or not so new—but new to us—kosher certified product or gadget, but cannot sample, test, taste and report on it in a timely manner. This may also apply to a wonderful product sample we receive.

We have decided to share some quick thoughts with our new feature – KosherBuzz! We will highlight product discoveries for you. If you taste, try, or sample the item, let us know. Some of these unique products may be fully featured in the future in the KosherEye spotlight.

Product Buzz:marysgonecrackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers Sticks and Twigs whole grain, made with no refined flours. Great shape to dip or to snack. OU parve. Available in sea salt, chipotle, curry flavors.

Trader Joe’s Italian style Sausage-less Sausage. Just sauté or microwave following package directions; these OK certified kosher parve “sausages” taste like the "real thing”.  Add to recipes that call for Italian sausage.

Trader Joe's Chocolately Coated Chocolate Chip Dunkers. We love these cookies –  great with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. OU-dairy.dorotchoppedbasil

Dorot All natural, pre portioned fresh herbs – flash frozen. Choose from basil, garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley, chili, and dill. Made in Israel – so convenient – fresh herbs always ready in the freezer!

Nasoya makes kosher, parve wraps – both egg roll and won ton sizes. We think these are essentials for kosher Asian style cooking; some cooks even use them for kreplach and ravioli!  Recipes at

Richardson Pastel Mints. Made with all natural peppermint oil. OU parve, pastel colored “after dinner” type soft mint candies. About 3 calories each (Now that’s a bargain!)  These mints are a low calorie candy to satisfy a sugar urge. And, these are available at WalMart at a bargain price.

Got Kosher Pretzel Challah? If you are on Pico Boulevard in LA, and wander into the casual restaurant Got Kosher, you are in for a treat. The fabulous, soft, crunchy, salty delicious pretzel challahs – Belgian chocolate, fennel & salt, green olive, kalamata olive & rosemary, original, whole wheat. Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is. Cross country shipping is costly, but in our opinion, it might be worth the money.

Gadget Buzz:
Have you tried these gadgets? Should we buy one? Have you found a gadget you like? Let us know…

teastickVacuVin Tea Stick  With the Vacu Vin Tea Stick you can easily make a cup of tea with loose tea leaves. Scoop up your favorite loose tea leaves into the stick and place this into a cup of hot water. The Tea Stick allows the leaves to flow around and create genuine tea flavor.

Book Buzz:
What culinary “novel” have you recently read? Yes, we consider cookbooks just like novels. They are filled with pages and pages of wonderful recipes that tell a cooking story –most with a good ending- a delicious dish. Share YOUR good culinary reads with us!

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