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Passover Pizza: New Triangular Matzo Shape Debuts

The New Jersey-based largest producer of kosher food in North America is breaking tradition in its 129-year history by unveiling its first triangular matzo.

Associated Press

Updated:April 11, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
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Passover Pizza: New Triangular Matzo Shape Debuts
A Manischewitz employee holds up a box of triangle shaped matzo in front of a run of rectangular matzo at the Manischewitz factory in Newark, N.J. (Photo courtesy: AP)
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NEWARK, N.J: It's not your bubbe's matzo.

The New Jersey-based largest producer of kosher food in North America is breaking tradition in its 129-year history by unveiling its first triangular matzo.

Manischewitz says the shape is part of its Matzo Pizza Kit.

CEO David Sugarman says matzo pizza is a Passover staple for Jewish families because they are not permitted to eat foods made with yeast or leavening.

The company needed a special die to make the new shape from the traditional rectangle. The company says breakage meant it had to replace a cooling conveyor with a new process. Employees now grab the matzo by hand and place it into cartons to cool.

The company says it can produce about 1,500 triangles every 15 minutes.

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