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Good news for displaced Israelis- Tnuva cottage cheese to be sold in the US

For those of you have tasted both American and Israeli cottage cheese, you know that there is no comparison.  Americans, on their eternal quest to lower dietary fat, makes a relatively dry and tasteless cottage cheese. Israeli cottage cheese contains up to 9% fat.  It is smoother, creamier and the one product that displaced Israelis say they miss the most.

Tnuva has been unable to export cottage cheese to the US because it has a 14-day shelf life- not enough time to get to the US and stay on the shelf for a reasonable period of time.  They decided to change tactics and have it produced in the US.  Consumers can expect to see it on the shelves in the first half of 2015.  Don’t look for the Tnuva name, however- they have decided to use a name that will assimilate better into the general American market.

Cottage cheese earns Tnuva 300 million shekels a year in Israel.  After all the price wars regarding cottage cheese in 2011, I have to wonder whether Tnuva cottage cheese will be cheaper in Israel or in America????

While I am glad that another Israeli company will be expanding its global share, I hope this won’t become a reason to stay in America!!  Maybe we will need a new slogan: “Make aliyah and eat cottage cheese straight from the source.”

Source: Arutz Sheva

Lots of Tnuva coupons- expire between 30 June 2014- 31 Dec 2014

Go to Tnuva’s Facebook page and print out their new coupons:



Shufersal/Strauss deal- cheeses- expires 20 Aug 2013

The newest deal from Strauss and Shufersal is for all those lovely white products- gvina levana, cottage cheese, etc.

Remember you can have the deal sent to your smartphone and the code can also be used on Shufersal online.

Click here to fill in your information on Strauss’s Facebook page.

Tnuva speadable cottage cheese coupon- expires 31 July 2013

Tnuva flavored cottage cheese coupon- expires 19 May 2013

Tnuva low salt cottage cheese coupon- expires 31 May 2013

Tnuva spreading cottage cheese coupon- expires 31 Mar 2013

Mister Zol, Pashut Zol, and Etzel Maman 7 shekel sale July 31-August 6

Co-Op Group, which comprises of these three stores, is celebrating “70” with a 7 shekel sale.  You must purchase at least 70 shekels of non-sale items to qualify for this sale.

All of the items cost 7 shekels each unless otheriwse noted.

Yoplait Shtuzim Muktzaf (Whipped)- 320 grams

Yotvata Shoko- 1 liter

Osem Ketchup- 750 grams

Kochav HaBayit  French Fries- 800 grams

Koshav HaBayit Peas- 800 grams

Nishnushim- 300 grams

Tirat Tzvi Hot Dogs- 400 grams

Canola Oil (no brand listed)- 1 liter

Angel Rye/Dark/Seeded/Homestyle Bread

Kochav HaBayit Aluminum Foil 2 pack

Aqua Nova 6 pack- 2 liters each

Colgate Red/Gel- 100 grams

Persil Laundry Detergent- 1 kg

Hawaii Shampoo/Conditioner- 700 ml

Kochav HaBayit Liquid Soap- 1 liter

Kochav HaBayit Paper Towels 6 pack

Koshav HaBayit Pasta- 500 grams- 3 for 7 shekels

Tara/Strauss Bag of Milk- 2 for 7 shekels

Strauss 5% or 9% Cottage Cheese- 250 grams- 2 for 7 shekels

Kochav HaBayit Tuna in Canola Oil- 160 grams- 2 for 7 shekels

Canned Cut Mushrooms (no brand listed)- 4900 grams- 2 for 7 shekels

Yachin Tomato Paste- 100 grams- 7 for 7 shekels

Spring- 1.5 liters- 2 for 7 shekels

XL Energy Drink- 250 ml- 4 for 7 shekels

Jump- 1.5 liter- 2 for 7 shekels



Rami Levy has the lowest price on cottage cheese!

Yediot Ahronot just published their survey on the lowest cottage cheese prices in the country and Rami Levy wins!

Strauss cottage cheese can be purchased for:        7.69 shekels at Shufersal Sheli in Jerusalem,

5.90 shekels at Shufersal Deal,

 7.58 shekels at Tiv Taam in Tel Aviv,

 and 4.90 shekels at Rami Levy.

Tara cottage cheese can be purchased for 6.90 shekels at AM/PM in Tel Aviv.

Tnuva cottage cheese can be purchased for 5.49 shekels at Mega Bul.

Happy Shopping!

What’s the big deal about cottage cheese?

As I am sure you have heard, this month there is a boycott on cottage cheese.  A Facebook group has been formed to protest the incredibly high prices of food here, and cottage cheese is currently under the line of fire.  According to an article on Ynet, the price of cottage cheese rivals the price of gas, a heavily taxed item.  They are even claiming that Israeli cottage cheese is cheaper in chul!  I am not so sure about that- a quick glance around the internet shows Tara cottage cheese in England at 2.95 pounds (16.2 shekels). I couldn’t find a price in the US (feel free to let me know what it costs over there).

Apparently the boycott has been working.  All three major supermarket chains (Shufersal, Rami Levy, and Mega) are running huge sales on cottage cheese and g’vina l’vana. Even the Wall Street Journal has written an artcle on it: So what is a frugal shopper to do? 

On one hand, I wholeheartedly agree with the boycott, that food prices must drop, especially for locally-produced items.

On the other hand, there are some great prices on dairy products right now and it hurts to miss these sales.

Personally, I am going to wait a bit and see if the stores will keep the prices low after the hullabalu is over in the media.  It is more important for me to save many times in the future than once this month.


Cottage cheese prices on Marketplace :

Strauss, Tara, and Tnuva cottage cheese- 250 ml for 4.90 shekels at Rami Levy, 5.49 shekels at Mega, and 2 for 10 shekels at Shufersal.  These are online purchase prices- in store prices may be different.

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