10 November 2007

But Can They Duplicate That Sweet, Sweet Guilty Aftertaste?

Seattle soda-maker promises ham flavor will be kosher (AP)
Jones Soda Co., the Seattle-based purveyor of offbeat fizzy water, said Friday that it was shelving its traditional seasonal flavors of turkey and gravy this year to produce limited-edition theme packs for Christmas and Hanukkah.

The Christmas pack will feature such flavors as Sugar Plum, Christmas Tree, Egg Nog and Christmas Ham. The Hanukkah pack will have Jelly Doughnut, Apple Sauce, Chocolate Coins and Latkes sodas.

"As always, both packs are kosher and contain zero caffeine," a Jones news release noted.
The rules for land animals are simple: Jews can eat them if they have a completely split hoof and chew their cud. Pigs have split hooves but don't chew their cuds. Jews being Jews, we're already arguing about whether a pig genetically engineered to chew its cud would be kosher.

2 comments:

Peter Burnet said...

both packs are kosher and contain zero caffeine,"

I dunno, David. If you have to obey both the rules of Levtiticus and the strictures of today's health police, surely you will soon be down to raw vegetables?

"Mmm, fat-free chopped liver and low-cal honeycake."

David said...

On the page I link to (I think), a commenter argues that we need to have a new kashrut mandating organic, locally grown food.