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

schlepped away:


OK, enough goofiness. No, nevermind, here's some more goofiness:

UPDATED - Orthodox Candy is a Kashrut Cow!

Update: After

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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