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Partial list of Hand Matzah bakeries sold in the US

Satmar Broadway Zalonim
Pupa Tzeilim
Satmar Rutledge Aronim
Satmar Monroe
Bais Rochel
Satmar Monsey
Charedim
Shatzer
Kerister
Crown Heights
BP Matzo
Montreal
Komemiyut
Lakewood Matzah

Please add prices and were you found it
Also type of Matzah will help

Author Topic: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah  (Read 26450 times)

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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #315 on: March 09, 2018, 04:15:21 PM »
I think it has to with the bakery
Agree, although I had a better experience previously. I literally was telling the boss every couple of minutes about the workers just stopping and schmoozing, for way too long. Definitely got nothing close to my money's worth.
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #316 on: March 09, 2018, 04:17:56 PM »
Agree, although I had a better experience previously. I literally was telling the boss every couple of minutes about the workers just stopping and schmoozing, for way too long. Definitely got nothing close to my money's worth.
I fully agree that the tumult they made there was a choshen mishpat question and not orach chaim.
Again, I am not talking about a teviah in bais din. At what point did they realize? Would they have been able to arrange to go elsewhere at that point in the season? As a practical matter they would have been backed into a corner at that point. They did not walk away feeling that they got what they paid for and quite understandably so.
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #317 on: March 09, 2018, 04:23:53 PM »

Didn't really follow that, and is too long to do now. I'd appreciate a summery.
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #318 on: March 09, 2018, 04:43:29 PM »
There are bakeries that go with 18 minutes all year except Erev Pesach. Erev Pesach the demand is so great they stop at 22.5 .  P.M. for names of Bakeries
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #319 on: March 09, 2018, 04:52:05 PM »
Agree, although I had a better experience previously. I literally was telling the boss every couple of minutes about the workers just stopping and schmoozing, for way too long. Definitely got nothing close to my money's worth.
Donít forget to keep the goal in mind aka Rav Yisrael Salanter with the matzos. Not worth being yotzei one pshat in the shitas harosh, if it canít be done binachas uvishalom...

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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #320 on: March 11, 2018, 01:42:25 PM »
An out of towner asked me to buy thin crispy matzos for him in Lakewood. Recommendations?

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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #321 on: March 11, 2018, 01:48:10 PM »
Agree, although I had a better experience previously. I literally was telling the boss every couple of minutes about the workers just stopping and schmoozing, for way too long. Definitely got nothing close to my money's worth.
Did you ever try tipping the workers in advance?
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #322 on: March 11, 2018, 01:49:40 PM »
Did you ever try tipping the workers in advance?
That'll be a h*ll of a lot of money to give them all a satisfactory tip, and they know they are getting something at the end
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #323 on: March 11, 2018, 01:52:56 PM »
That'll be a h*ll of a lot of money to give them all a satisfactory tip, and they know they are getting something at the end
One of the cardinal rules of business is that you get what you pay for (if you're lucky, often you get less).
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #324 on: March 11, 2018, 01:53:51 PM »
One of the cardinal rules of business is that you get what you pay for (if you're lucky, often you get less).
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #325 on: March 11, 2018, 03:17:15 PM »
Did you ever try tipping the workers in advance?
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #326 on: March 11, 2018, 03:47:10 PM »
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And do you feel it made a difference?
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #327 on: March 11, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »
And do you feel it made a difference?
A difference? yes. Enough of a difference? no. To give enough to make enough of a difference would be cost prohibitive. For purely practical reasons I do not get from that bakery anymore.
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #328 on: March 11, 2018, 04:23:14 PM »
A difference? yes. Enough of a difference? no. To give enough to make enough of a difference would be cost prohibitive. For purely practical reasons I do not get from that bakery anymore.
I used to get from a Chabura that used to bake in Crown Heights and tip very generously. Unfortunately, the owners of the Crown Heights Matza bakery didn't know how to handle this good customer right so he stopped baking in Crown Heights (I think he bakes now in Lakewood). Sadly, he's not the only one I know who stopped buying from them, just because they don't know how to treat their (well paying) customers.
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Re: How Much Did You Pay For A Pound Of Matzah
« Reply #329 on: March 11, 2018, 04:39:11 PM »
I donít know the history, but I would guess that 18 minutes goes back to the time that everything was done in the same general work area so there was a very real possibility of the guys doing the aricha coming into contact with some dough from the lisha, hence the idea of pulling the plug every 18 minutes. Today, when there is an assembly line style process, that isnít a concern, but the 18 minute standard was retained. You could probably go another 4 or 5 minutes without an issue by setting 18 minute timers for each stage of the assembly line. So 22 minutes, although not the usual standard, is probably not the end of the world. Whether the 18 minute shutdown is relevant or not, itís certainly cant hurt to shorten the process in light of the Rosh, anyhow...

Actually after thinking about it I realized that the time from when the flour and water is poured until the first dough hits the table with the pole is pretty minimal- probably under a minute. So the only way to extend he time would be to do things in sequence- sending  the dough to the 5 or 6 work tables with the poles batch by batch in sequencial order. The last batch would go to the last tables, which wouldnít have come into contact with the dough until a few batches after the clock started. Thatís probably overly complicated, and it makes sense that they choose to just shut everything down after 18 minutes, as opposed to machine matzos where if the process from start to finish takes 4 or 5 minutes, they can extend the 18 minutes by that amount without any problem...