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March 18, 2005

Bargain of the Day: Kosher Easter Eggs

by Red Wolf

United States: They're Easter eggs. They come wrapped in garishly coloured foil adorned with a crucifix. And — wait for it — they're Kosher.

Alas, the Oriental Trading Company (home of enough crappy, plastic religious tat to keep the Prattle amused for weeks) is fresh out of Kosher Crucifix Easter eggs, but they do have some daisy patterned ones in stock, so you're still in with a shot of offending your fundamentalist Jewish friends with gifts of Gentile cluelessness.

Kosher Easter Treats - Banana Stew, 2nd February 2005 (via Boing Boing).

Posted in Religious Tat at 22:19. Last modified on September 28 2006 at 23:43.
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1: Posted by: Feòrag | March 18, 2005 11:25 PM

Cross-Shaped Suckers - fat free, presumably because they're a mixture of sugar and food colouring - and Easter inspirational tattoos! That site is also the motherlode of American patriotic tat.

2: Posted by: Red Wolf | March 19, 2005 4:21 AM

Aren't the cross-shaped suckers somewhat sacreligious?

I quite liked the helpful pointers at the bottom of each article. You find one eye-bleedingly tacky plastic novelty and it tempts you with even more horrendously tacky doohickeys that people have bought. Amazing stuff.

3: Posted by: Maiko | March 21, 2005 6:28 PM

Bewildered comments about why it is that Easter egg candies should be kosher occur with some regularity on the various Jewish newsgroups and web fora.

The basic answer is, those machines run non-Easter candy too, so they're kosher already (sells more candies if you have the wider market, after all), and if the candy is kosher, they might as well write it on the label. And yet, there are many people who won't let their children eat the candies because in a way it is taking part in another religion's practice, which is forbidden.

Interesting bit - most of the people who mention "it's another religion's practice" imply Christianity as the religion. This will bring the Christian fundies in, arguing about how chocolate eggs aren't Christian, etc etc ETC.

Same thing happens with Xmas trees in December.

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