Thursday, April 24, 2008

Missing Matzo

One of the joys of Passover is the opportunity to eat lots of matzo over the eight-day holiday. Therefore, when faced with the opportunity to buy matzo by the individual box or the 5-pack, I always buy the larger quantity. (Please note that there's a bit of sarcasm in these sentences.) Actually, the cost of buying the 5-pack is less than purchasing two individual boxes. However, when Passover ends, we always seem to have an extra box or two and don’t know what to do with them. Matzo is technically food, so I feel uncomfortable just throwing an unopened box away. In the past, I have had non-Jewish colleagues take a box or two (they enjoy the taste; my response is what taste), but I don’t think that’s going to be an option this year.

However, Streit’s, one of the companies that make Kosher for Passover food, seems to have created a solution. We purchased Streit’s five-pack of matzo this year and discovered a few days ago, well after we opened the first two boxes, that one box was lighter than the others. One box is packaged and sealed exactly like the other four boxes, but this box is completely empty. That’s right; we ended up buying four boxes of matzo and one box of an empty box. I feel like I should complain but I don’t want an extra box of matzo in exchange as we’re not going to eat a fifth box. If I called Streit’s would they even take me seriously? I'm not upset about the missing matzo, but I feel like this is something that I should share.

Only 84 hours until non-matzo pizza!

1 comment:

lacochran said...

It's the Afikoman. Seek and yea shall find. No wait, wrong testament to quote, oops.