Disclaimer: Since posting this, I have learned that Slurpees in only particular cities are kosher.  Please consult your local orthodox rabbi for information about Slurpees in your area.

   Since I started keeping kosher, I have given up many of my favorite foods.   A few of those foods are inherently non-kosher, so I don’t expect to ever eat them again.   However, some of them are processed foods that could actually be kosher.   Finding them in kosher form is difficult, to say the least.slurpee
   Doritos and 7-11 Slurpees are two of the best foods ever created.   It turns out that finding kosher Slurpees was as simple as googling, “Are Slurpees Kosher?”  What popped up after I clicked the ‘search’ button was a Godsend, literally.   The website of the Chicago Rabbinical Counsel, a reputable, valid, and accepted organization in regards to kashrut, lists the Slurpees that they certify as kosher.  AWESOME.  Click the word '’AWESOME’ for the CRC’s website and the list.
   The day that I discovered that many Slurpee flavors are kosher was a glorious day.   I had been unconsciously craving Slurpees for years, but that day the craving finally surfaced, and I was rewarded beyond all measure for my Slurpee-related emotional breakthrough.  A subsequent [and immediate] outing to a nearby 7-11 and a purchase of the largest size Slurpee available (44 oz)  ensured that.  It was everything that I had dreamed.
   That reward, even though it was ‘beyond all measure,’ pales in comparison to my recent discovery of kosher Doritos.   I have been consciously craving Doritos since the day I began keeping kosher around four years ago.   A few times, while in Israel, I was able to find the nacho cheese-flavored Doritos, but with the bags being tiny and me being horribly sick the past two times I was in Israel, food was the last thought on my mind.
   After years of unsuccessfully searching for a brand of kosher Doritos in the United States, I had finally and completely given up.   However, on an adventure in a Target a few weeks ago with my mother and brother, I noticed a big bag of Kofklogonacho-flavored tortilla chips.   Jokingly, I picked up the bag and looked for a kosher certification.   Lo and behold, I found one!  And a valid one at that!   Those chips had a Kof-K! Beautiful!  They are also Target’s own brand, so they are inexpensive, too!  They taste exactly like real Doritos, too!  What more can a hungry Jew ask for?? Nothing.  Nothing at all.
   Since I’ve found two products in kosher form that I thought I’d never find, that gives me hope that I may, one day, discover a few more kosher products that I had given up on.  Here’s the list of hopefuls (at least the ones that I consciously crave):

  1. Alfredo Sauce
  2. Cereal with Marshmallows
  3. um… that’s all I can think of right now.
   So, two perfectly glorious days.  I will always remember those two days as two of the greatest in history. 
Excellent.  Excellent.


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  1. Anonymous // January 19, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

    I miss Doritos, too! Are they at every Target? I want to go buy some!

  2. Adam // January 19, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

    Well, I first found them at the one in Stoughton, but now they no longer have them there for some reason. I know they are at the Attleboro one, at least. Good luck!

  3. John // January 19, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

    Very unique blog.
    Great ilustration. Wow...

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    Keep blogging.
    Let's share to the world.
    Good day.

  4. Adam // January 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM  

    Hey John,
    I love that picture on your blog. Now that is original!

    Keep blogging, too!

    Adam

  5. Brisk Beverage // March 7, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

    In Israel all the Slurpees (they are called Freezees in Israel) are kosher! They are made using the same machine that 7-Eleven uses to make their drink in the U.S.
    www.freezeeisrael.com

  6. Anonymous // January 21, 2014 at 10:27 PM  

    what brand are these, are they archer farms,
    what does the package look like, I havent found them in my local target

    thanks