Special thanks to Courtney Manders of Bender Hammerling for the products I sampled! All opinions are my own – I received product to sample, no financial compensation.
Several years ago, the only things I associated Manischewitz with the following: overly sweet kiddish wine, matzo, and jarred gefilte fish.
In the past few years the list came to include TamTams and Passover macaroons.
This past year, the list expanded to canned meat gravies and boxed broth.
Now, it seems that Manischewitz is determined to shatter the glass ceiling it found itself under, especially in the taste category. And for this, they get a gold star.
I (and my family) recently sampled the following products: Magic Max’s Chocolate Chip Passover cereal, Gluten-Free Crackers, Almond Butter, and Guiltless Gourmet Cashew and Almond bars.
DH liked the cereal dry (” Hey, that’s not bad”- high praise from him indeed. DS7 loved it( “This is my favorite cereal – please don’t give any to the other kids. I want it all for me) DS3 liked the taste and the character on the box. (“I want the star cereal, Mommy)
DH and I both tried the Guiltless Gourmet nut bars. I liked the cashew one: my only thoughts were a) there should be more cranberries and b) something needs to added so it doesn’t break into pieces inside the wrapper, before I even opened it. DH liked almond one – he thought the cashew one was a bit sweet. I disagreed – I thought the almond one was sweeter, and I felt that it needed something more to break up the nuts – raisins, perhaps.
Where DH and I agreed: the almond butter and Gluten-Free Crackers. Breakfast one morning was DH and I, leaning against the kitchen counter and eating the crackers straight from the box, dipped into the almond butter straight from the jar. We agreed we’d do that again – it was that good. Even plain, the Gluten-Free Crackers were very good. Not too heavy, a little taste of salt, and I could imagine eating them with a variety of toippings.
To conclude: Don’t underestimate Manischewitz. Go to www.manischewitz.com/ to see their full product lines.