This year, however, the OU Guide to Passsover said that it was going to require a special KLP hechsher to use the coconut oil on Pesach. We were told by the OU that only the Organic Unrefined 14 oz. jar would have the OU-P and that it had been distributed nationwide.
Well, I have looked and looked and LOOKED and couldn’t find a bottle anywhere. Not Whole Foods, not Target, not online, not local stores. Nowhere.
I’ve been hearing from more and more of my KOAB readers, who were having the same no-luck experience.
So, today, I contacted the OU via their Passover Guide Chat Line and guess what???!!!
They told me that I can use the regular Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil (Unrefined, aka Virgin — not Extra Virgin) without the P!
Here’s a screen shot from chat.
Hooray!!! All of you who scored that awesome deal last month on the Unrefined Coconut Oil – you can use it for Pesach!
Disclaimer: I’m just sharing the information that I received from the chat line. If you have further questions, I suggest that you contact them as well — or you can of course ask your local rabbi!