Most of the time, I don’t even pay attention to the amazing deals on products that I know aren’t kosher. It’s like why torture myself, you know?
But every now and again, I see brisket on sale for $1.99 a pound — $1.99 people!!!! — and I kinda sorta want to cry. Beyond the obvious insanely inexpensive beef and chicken (oh, but for the $.99/lb ground beef), here are five other things I so wish were kosher because they are always free-after-coupon!
1. Rotel – You know, that canned tomato stuff people use to make nachos or salsa. The Pioneer Woman is constantly using it in her recipes. This stuff is free-after-coupon every week, it seems!
2. Campbell’s Cream of ___ Soups – Once the temperatures start to drop, the deals seem to heat up on Campbell’s soups. I’ve noticed them free or just a few pennies at several stores this fall already. Of course, most of them probably have MSG in them, so maybe it’s better I can’t get them.
3. Gum – CVS and Walgreens often have gum for free after coupons and ECBs. But even if you pay retail, the difference in price between the kosher Elite and the non-kosher Trident is night and day. The really frustrating thing is that Trident is kosher in Israel. Why is that???
4. Pillsbury Freezer Rolls – Like the ones that pop up into muffins or cinnamon rolls. I’ve even seen these as money-makers a few times in the last year! If they were pareve, that would be even better – I bet you could use this stuff instead of puffed pastry to make deli roll. Oh well.
5. Dannon yogurts – Darn that “naked” K. I guess I shouldn’t complain, because I’ve gotten some great deals on Stonyfield yogurt this year (which is even organic!), but it just seems that Dannon goes on sale every other week!
Manufacturers: Are you listening? There’s at least one kosher-keeping couponer out there who’d really like you to see about becoming kosher and getting a hechsher, okay?
Am I the only one who suffers from wish-it-was-kosheritis? Whether its for taste, price or some other reason, entirely, what products do you wish were kosher?