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November 07, 2003 - Image 113

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-11-07

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Kosher Food Show
Has 400 New Items

New York — From kosher TV din-
ners that need no refrigeration to
gourmet popcorn in 25 flavors, kosher
food has come a long way from
matzah balls and gefilte fish.
(There's even kosher dog and cat
food, plus Chanukah treats for your
favorite pooch!)
Today, the kosher food industry is
$7 billion strong and growing, with
many companies making existing
products kosher and producing more
variety for the kosher consumer.
This year's kosher food trade show
took place at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York City
Oct. 28-29, with more than 400
exhibitors from all over the world.
Special showcases included an exhi-
bition of Jewish food advertising as
well as Jewish culture in the U.S.
from the 1880s-1945, cooking
demonstrations with celebrity chefs,
and guest appearances of comedian
Jackie Mason, chef Paul Prudhomme,
Vice Prime Minister of Israel Ehud
Olmert, and others.
Among the new convenience foods
are such products as: Old City Cafe
brand frozen cheese enchiladas in a
choice of salsa roja or salsa verde, as
well as their new three-cheese pizza
bagels; Meal Mart's Dinners for 2
Oriental-style frozen entrees; pre-
cooked tapas and Spanish paella from
BPK Traders of Spain; King Kold's
Orltalia brand frozen pizzas in four
different toppings including
Margherita, green olive, 3-cheese or
grilled vegetable.
Also, from Italy, Mey's frozen pastas
including lasagna Bolognese, lasagna
with artichoke, and penna alla
norma; Milmar Food Group's stuffed
chicken breast continental; Empire
Chicken's new chicken Kiev; and
Jackie Mason's Famous Broadway
Cheesecake, lactose-free in three fla-
vors from Rhoda's Best.
Many of the new product entries
come from the oil, sauce, marinade
and dressings category, both imported
as well as made in the U.S. From Italy,
Pietro Coricelli offers five new types of
extra virgin olive oil. Once hard to
find with kosher certification, Vidalia
onion dressings are available from sev-
eral companies including Golding
Farms and Vita Foods.

There are salsas accented with many
flavors, including eggplant salsa, corn
and bean salsa from Golding Farms,
and Bone Suckin' Sauce brand big
chunk style salsa from Ford's Foods
Dipping sauces are popular too,
such as chili roasted garlic, and roasted
peanut sesame from Wild Thymes, as
are glazes — orange apricot and
mango chipotle are new entries from
Douglas Foods.
My Gourmet Oven offers pareve
and lactose-free cookie mixes, includ-
ing dark chocolate chunk and white
chocolate macadamia nut; Enjoy Life
Foods produces wheat and gluten-free
cookies that also don't contain dairy,
peanuts, eggs, soy or artificial preserva-
tives; Barry's Bakery Twists, cholesterol
and dairy-free, introduces new flavors:
Key Lime and California Almond.
Hodgson Mill's has two new healthy
mixes including whole wheat brownie
mix and whole wheat blueberry; Ford's
Fancy Food's new wine nuts (chardon-
nay, merlot and margarita flavors) and
Dr. Lankin's Awesome Almonds in
cinnamon vanilla, cocoa java, and
orange vanilla.
Poppy Chocky Wocky Doodah
offers gourmet popcorn in 25 flavors,
including fat-free fruit salad, jalapeno,
watermelon and blue raspberry; Pita
Snax's baked pita chips come in five
flavors, including jalapeno & cheddar
and sea salt, while Stacey's Soy Thin
Crisps offer white cheddar and BBQ
From Italy and Poland come new
kosher certified cheeses: Kopernick
S.A. (Poland) offers semi-hards,
including radamer, parvarti and rolada
types; Mey Brand offers cholov yisroel
mozzarella, cacciota and ricotta.
New juice flavors and packaging
from Ceres (now in 10 oz. glass bot-
tles) and Naked Juice's Creme de Soy
made their debut at Kosherfest; for tea
time, try Bigelow's new line of vanilla
teas, including vanilla caramel, vanilla
hazelnut and French vanilla; from
Wissotsky comes cranberry splash and
Masala Chai tea.
New wines from Kedem, Abarbanel
and Tierra Salvaje, as well as compa-
nies exhibiting for the first time
included Mey Brand (Italy) and PBK
Traders of Spain. They introduced new




whites and reds, as well as cham-
New products of special note
included Mojave Gold Flame raisins
on the vine; TastyTrim zero-calorie
flavor enhancer in six flavors are dia-
betic friendly, have no carbohy-
drates and come in 1 gram pack-
KosherPets Moist Canned Dog
& Cat Food, made with human-
grade ingredients, is kosher for
Passover, and is now offering
kosher Chanukah treats.
After you're done eating you
can keep your breath fresh and
clean with Kosher Breath FX
strips in mint with caffeine.
They will soon be available
with vitamin supplements.





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New kosher offerings from
Old City Cafe



Hiller's Donates
Israeli Profits

Through Dec. 31, Hiller's Markets will donate all profits from purchases of
Israeli products at its stores to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Detroit's 2004 Annual Campaign, specifically to support educational and
emergency programs in Israel.
"Israel needs and deserves our support, and that includes increasing our
commerce in Israeli products," said Jim Hiller, president of Hiller's Markets.
The family-owned Hiller's has six locations, in Ann Arbor, Berldey,
Commerce Township, Northville, Plymouth and West Bloomfield.

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