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COST supermarket sales- expire 28 Feb 2015

A little while ago I posted about a new supermarket chain called COST, which supposedly sells items at cost.  Here are the sales for the rest of the month- what do you think?  The only items that got my attention were Tivall corn shnitzel for 18.90 shekels and a 1 litre carton of milk for 4.80 shekels.  There is no maximum purchase or other conditions which is something to consider as well.  If it wasn’t right before Pesach, I would run over and get a large supply of shnitzel.

Good news for vegans!

Tivall has just introduced a new symbol on their packages to help distinguish which products are vegan and which products are vegetarian.  Look for the Vegan Friendly symbol on the package to know what to buy.  Last year Tivall was sued in court because they say that their products are vegetarian (“מין הצומח”) but some have eggs in them.  Although the eggs were clearly labeled in the ingredients, eggs cannot be qualified as “from vegetables”.  This is Tivall’s response to the legislation.

Food News Roundup – SodaStream, 100-calorie club, Rosh Hashana products and more

1. The possible closing of the SodaStream factory in Mishor Adumim went viral on social media but according to the company they are NOT closing down the factory and moving to the Negev right now.  They are in the process of making a decision as to the fate of the Mishor Adumim facility but if anything does happen, says the Director General of SodaStream, it will be based on financial considerations and not the BDS movement.  SodaStream currently has a factory in Lahavim in the Negev which will be undergoing expansion in the near future.  If SodaStream does decide to fire workers in the Mishor Adumim factory, it will be only be a few hundred and the factory will not close but will continue to hire Palestinians, Arab Israelis, and Jews.  Source: Yisrael HaYom

2. One of the biggest difficulties I have found when trying to diet here is the nutritional labeling, which is most frequently per 100 grams and not per serving size.  While using 100 grams allows us to compare the nutritional quality of different products, if I need to count calories, I have no idea how to take that number and convert it to a cup, slice, or other portion size.  Other people, frustrated by the insufficient nutritional labeling in Israel, created a “100 calorie club.”  On their web site, you can find a multitude of products in Israel that are 100 calories (or really close).  Since calories are not the only measure of a healthy diet, the web site also rates each product based on the amount of salt, sugar and fat it contains.  They also have a Facebook page for the latest info.  It doesn’t cost anything to join the club but by joining the movement you are telling manufacturers that they need to provide consumers with practical nutritional information.  Who knows? Maybe even the Ministry of Health will listen and make it mandatory.


3. Tivall has come out with a great new snack- crunchy corn nuggets in flavors such as barbecue and extra spicy.  They got favorable reviews from Yediot Ahronot and from my kids.  Unfortunately I haven’t found a coupon for it but the price pretty low- 8.90 shekels at most stores.


4.  Have you noticed any unusual looking grapes on the market?  Machon Volcani, Israel’s agricultural research center, has developed three new strains of grapes for our culinary pleasure.  “Mitzpeh”grapes are large, purple and with pits that look like seeds.  “Big Pearl” grapes are named for Dr. Avi Perl who is the primary researcher of these new strains. They are pale green with huge pits which can be cracked open in your mouth and a thin peel.  The third strain, “Ancient Red”, is a clear purple with a very fruity flavor and a very high level of antioxidants.   Source

5.  Two honey-flavored products have come out exclusively for Rosh Hashanah. Tenta, whose factory is in Sderot, has a honey-flavored sucking candy with only 14 calories and no artificial colors and Klik has come out with “honey stings”- chocolate with a touch of honey.  Each package is 5 shekels.

6.    Elite has combined my two favorite products- coffee and chocolate- into one 80 ml container.  Each coffee shot has 75 mg of caffeine which is slightly more than a cup of espresso and comes in milk or dark chocolate.   Source

RECALL: Tivall “Meat” and potatoes meal- Arucha tavshil kafri

The Tivall company is notifying the public that the 900 gram package of “Aruchah Tavshil Kafri” was found to have Listeria in two batches: 41693613 with an expiration date of 18.9.2015 and 41703613 with an expiration date of  19.9.2015.  The public is asked not to eat the product and to call Tivall’s central line at 1-800-760-750 for more information.

Source: Facebook and the Ministry of Health

For more information about listeria, go to the CDC web site.


Tivall lasagna coupon- expires 30 April 2014

If you really have nothing to eat in your house or don’t mind selling chametz gamur over Pesach, here is an 8 shekel coupon for Tivall lasagna.  Click here to go to their Facebook page and have the coupon emailed to you or print it from the page.

Our family is divided as to which one tastes better…



Tivall veggie ground beef is back on the market!

For those of you who were wondering when it was coming back on the market- the time is now!

In case you didn’t know, the soy that is used to make these products was taken off the market after Salmonella was discovered in the factory, CHS.  CHS stopped producing all soy products until their factory was deemed Salmonella free. To read more about the recall, click here.  The product was not sold directly to consumers, but was exported to the US, where there was a recall in a product containing soy from that manufacturer.  See the FDA report here.

Meatless Monday from Tivall- Veggie Shnitzel- expires 30 Sept 2013

Tivall’s Meatless Monday- thin veggies shnitzel- expires 16 Sept 2013

Tivall’s Meatless Monday sale- veggie shnitzels- expires 26 Aug 2013

Meatless Monday- Pizza-flavored potato snacks- expires 19 Aug 2013

For a review of this product check out Isreview.


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