Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stella D'oro Swiss Fudge Cookies

In this week's New Yorker, Ian Frazier writes about the strike that ultimately led to the demise of the Stella D'oro factory bakery in the Bronx. Frazier takes a look back at the history of the company and there is an interesting little anecdote about the role Jews played:

Their less sweet Italian baked goods soon found a market; in the country of cookies-and-milk, they specialized in subtler snacks for coffee or tea. One of their wise early moves was to make their cookies "pareve"-- without any dairy products, for Jews who keep kosher. This refinement added a large and loyal following.

I was one of those Jews Frazier is referring to. I ate Swiss Fudge cookies every Shabbos. This snack almost always came after a meat lunch. My family's tradition was to wait six hours between meat and dairy so ice cream was out. This cookie is so important to the Jews that I even blogged about this dessert for National Dessert Day over at Tablet.


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