Duncan Hines To Become Dairy

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I have received so many e-mails about Duncan Hines’ recent decision to become dairy that I’m more than a little disappointed. Is this what it takes to get us outraged? Our favorite dessert becoming unavailable after a Shabbos meal? So eat a different cake or don’t have any dessert at all!!!

Come on, people. There are Jews being expelled from their homes (for good or bad reasons, depending on one’s perspective) and we’re kvetching about cake mix becoming dairy?

(And about cake mix, this article adds an interesting perspective about it. In particular, I found this quote amusing:

With added eggs and creative frosting, says Shapiro, cake mixes “still taste like a chemical plant, but it feels like you’re doing something in the kitchen.”


About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student has served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and currently serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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