22 May 2006

Food:Missing the muffin

Why can't we get these in Canada?

Yes, they are kosher. Just don't use ham when you make your Eggs Benedict.

*Update: because we at KosherVancouver are so concerned about your welfare, and the epidemic of Muffin Deprivation, we contacted Thomas' English Muffins via their website. They called us back, and told us to call the parent company's Canadian branch, George Weston Limited. Weston in turn told us to contact the Vancouver office, which we did. Or rather, tried to. The number they gave us was out of service. After some investigative work, we found a document online with the company name, which allowed us to backtrack and look up the new phone number, where we left a message. We shortly received a call back from the sales manager at the local office, who told us they are looking into bringing Thomas' English Muffins into BC. But they'd likely not be brought up from the States, but be baked by the bakery in Ontario, which is not under supervision.

If you know of any other English Muffins that are kosher and can be found in BC, please let us know!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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7/01/2006 8:21 PM  
Blogger KosherVancouver said...

Well, gee, anonymous, we guess if we wanted to be "revealed," then we'd be identified somewhere on the blog, eh?

7/03/2006 2:09 PM  
Anonymous anysara said...

My husband and I blame the French. Rather, we blame the laws that require everything to have dual labeling. Things that are kosher in the US (e.g. English Muffins, Weight Watchers bread, Safeway Rice chip-things) are not certified here.

7/11/2006 11:14 AM  
Blogger KosherVancouver said...

We could see dual-labelling being a problem if all products were required to be made in Canada. We blame it on the subsidiaries, actually. Why does Thomas' have to have a Canadian subsidiary? Why can't Thomas' just import? Or enforce the subsidiary to maintain the kosher status of a product?

Where we do blame language laws is when a French ingredient sticker is printed and slapped on the product anywhere, usually obscuring a hechsher, if there is one. We've passed on many products where we couldn't find a hechsher, only to find out later it was under the French sticker.

7/11/2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger AnySara said...

Yeah, like on Hershey's sundae syrup... Thanks for clarifying...

7/14/2006 4:09 PM  

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