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those who no longer ate any processed foods on Pesach would be allowed to sample them.” I’d venture to say that back in the day dairy companies sold more cheese snacks and chocolate lebens during the Pesach season than they did throughout the entire year. So many fondly remember these treats — which rarely made it into the shopping cart year-round —

suddenly filling up the refrigerator by the dozen. “We didn’t really misch. In fact, we didn’t even eat any cocoa or vanilla on Pesach,” Rivky says. “But those two treats, one of which contains cocoa, and the other vanilla, were standard Pesach breakfast.” And she’s far from the only one. This phenomenon seemed pretty prevalent. For the non-mischers, the re-

wards were often sweet. “Come Achron Shel Pesach,” Raizy reminisces, “and Zeidy would take out a stack of chocolate bars of the finest variety and distribute it to all of the non-mischers. This stash would last us until deep into the night of Motzei Pesach, giving us an energy boost as we packed the Pesach away.” The timeless star of the show

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