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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2011, 01:22:20 PM »
As per London Beth Din's website- "All Kahlua is approved, except when purchased in the USA"

Source: Search here for Kahlua.

While you're at it, they also hold that Bailey's is kosher (albeit dairy)

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2011, 01:40:19 PM »
As per London Beth Din's website- "All Kahlua is approved, except when purchased in the USA"
what's that supposed to mean??? why should the purchase place matter, it depends where it was manufactured, and some places in the usa carry bottles from different manaf. plants.

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2011, 01:48:09 PM »
what's that supposed to mean??? why should the purchase place matter, it depends where it was manufactured, and some places in the usa carry bottles from different manaf. plants.
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2011, 01:58:04 PM »
It probably means that the ones sold in the US are manufactured at plants not Kosher
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2011, 08:56:10 AM »
Do all the bottle have marking as to where they were manufactured ?

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #50 on: October 19, 2011, 02:53:34 PM »
I dont think any of the bottles denote where they are manufactured, unless you know the internal company codes.
Secondly, the LBD may appove something, that in the US the major kashrus agencies would not.

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2011, 02:58:27 PM »
All I know is that nobody wanted it until it became not kosher.
Seriously, there are much better drinks than Kahlua and cream, or white russian.

(In this audience, I'd expect such cocktails as "Absolut and cup")

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2011, 03:00:35 PM »
Beg to differ - I know plenty of people who loved it, straight and in recipes. When it became non-kosher, I know someone who was offering something like $100 a bottle, because she couldn't find something to replace it in a recipe.

And I actually like the way it tastes.

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2011, 03:00:59 PM »
All I know is that nobody wanted it until it became not kosher.
Seriously, there are much better drinks than Kahlua and cream, or white russian.

(In this audience, I'd expect such cocktails as "Absolut and cup")
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2011, 11:32:12 PM »
what's that supposed to mean??? why should the purchase place matter, it depends where it was manufactured, and some places in the usa carry bottles from different manaf. plants.
The story as I understand it:

Once upon a time all Kahlua was bottled in Mexico, even the stuff sold stateside. Then after a few incidents of "ethnic bandits" jacking the trucks filled with bottles, they started shipping it up stateside in tankers, which were then bottled in the USA (Arkansas IIRC). Apparently the tankers were rented out, and were not cleaned properly for any hechsherim's standards.

Apparently ~5 years ago something was changed in the plant in Mexico, that even the stuff bottled down there isn't kosher anymore. This is all from a rather reliable LA rabbi who specializes in kashrus and is known for actually visiting many factories to find out the metziyus of foods.
As far as that LBD link, I am surprised- has anyone tried calling them to verify?

@bigez747: The labels don't say where they are manufactured, they say where they are bottled (either Mexico or Arkansas I believe).
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2011, 11:11:31 PM »
for the record, kahlua is again certified when bought in mexico

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #56 on: October 23, 2011, 11:16:21 PM »
for the record, kahlua is again certified when bought in mexico
Source?
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #57 on: October 23, 2011, 11:19:08 PM »
Source?
mexico. he just said mexico

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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #58 on: October 23, 2011, 11:24:22 PM »
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Re: is kalhua liquor kosher
« Reply #59 on: October 23, 2011, 11:32:22 PM »
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Link?
The only thing I see on his site is about Kahlua having no plans of becoming kosher.
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