UPDATED - Orthodox Candy is a Kashrut Cow!
get some strange things in the mail from companies looking to pump
their products: care packages from popcorn advocacy groups and breath
mints designed to help you fake your way out of alcohol-related trouble come to mind immediately. But this candy has to take the unleavened cake. Orthodox Chews is salt water taffy for the Talmudicly minded.
a look at the website - it seems like a joke right? I mean, they call
it "the Chosen Chews"! It's the candy you and your family have been
waiting 5000 years for! OK, it's certainly just lighthearted fun, but
you know with all the uptight folks out there, someone is going to get
pissed off about this stuff.
Unfortunately we didn't receive
any samples of the Chews, but I bet it tastes pretty much like salt
water taffy -- only blessed by the Lord himself. I did however see a
guy eating a bag on the street, and managed to snap a picture as he
OK, enough goofiness. No, nevermind, here's some more goofiness:
seeing our blog post, Orthodox Chews creator David Neumann was kind
enough to send us a sample package of candy. And I've got to say, this
stuff is really good. The individually wrapped, colorful gobs of taffy
are slightly salty and only a little sweet. They're definitely chewy
and satisfying enough to continually pop one after another. So those
seeking salvation through confections are in luck after all.
-- John Linn
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