Monday, December 10, 2007

Didn't I just recall a similar tale of woe?

NEW YORK - This was REALLY not kosher.

A grocery store in Manhattan made a food faux pas, advertising hams as "Delicious for Chanukah."
Chanukah — an alternate spelling for Hanukkah — is the eight-day Jewish holiday that began Tuesday evening, and hams — as well as pork and other products from pigs — can't be eaten under Jewish dietary laws.
A woman who saw the mistake over the weekend at the Balducci's store on 14th Street took pictures of the signs and posted them on her blog.
Jennifer Barton, director of marketing, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the signs were changed as soon as the error was noted.
She issued an apology on the company Web site, saying the company would be reviewing its employee training.
(The photo was blatantly bloglifted... If I could figure out how to hyperlink it for you, I would... I searched on my blog lines & can not get a permanent URL... The text is from yahoo news...The photo can also be seen in the NY Daily News, who apparently got it from this blogger/post. Oh, & that blogger is now wondering if anyone is reading that is not interested in the "Let's all eat trafe for Chanukah!" Trafe = not kosher i.e. ham.)
I feel so much better for figuring out the linky dinks!
The best comment (to the NY Post Article):


Ruth's Place said...

You'd think the whole ham/kosher thing would be basic general knowledge?!!

Rian said...

I find that whole business so humorous! They did that at the local markets here, "Hams for Hanukkah." I don't know if they mean it tongue in cheek or not.

Reminds me of my good friend who proudly keeps kosher--no cheese on her burger, either--and has a strictly kosher kitchen, but eats shrimp.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...
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Shelina said...

As a Muslim, we don't eat pork either. Most Americans have a very hard time understanding what that means though. I've actually had people tell me, "But it's bacon, not ham!". I thought the timing of that comment was interesting. It was right after someone was telling us we needed to read ingredients on packaged foods to look for lard.
I wonder how many things they manage to sell as kosher which are actually not.

atet said...

Ok, so I'm laughing really, really hard here. I'd be laughing even harder if I didn't know folks who honestly wouldn't understand the problem. Gosh -- I love a good screw up! (and I'm thinking fondly of a partner project I did in grad school the first time around with my orthodox partner -- he'd get a real kick out of this one)

Karen said...

Oh, Amy, love that...Oy to the World to you today LOL. Karen