March 16, 2021

SHMURAH MATZOH PRICES SOAR AND SO DO SALES IN NORTHEAST; NOT SO IN MIDWEST

Brooklyn…Shmuel usually buys 25 lbs. of the preferred Shmurah Matzoh and although his children will not be coming for the holiday from Israel, which consists of 11 people, he still bought the 25 lbs. but paid considerably more than he did in 2020, the Covid Passover. In 2020, depending on the brand, prices ranged from $25-$35 with some exceptions like Bingo, which had some deeply discounted Matzoh. For on-line shoppers, it was $35,99 for 1 lb. of Lakewood Oat https://www.glutenfreepalace.com/, $39.99 for whole wheat ohnuts.com, $29.00 on Amazon for Keristir, Israeli Hand-Made Shmurah Matzahs $34.95 and Holyland Handmade Shmurah Matzo, $34.00. At KRM/Kollel Store, Jerusalem Hand Matzah was as low as $17.99 and as high as $46.99 for Lakewood Matzoh "Extra thin." At Gourmet Glatt, Kerestir was at $35.99, Kestenbaum Oat Matzah $24.99, Boro Park $31.99, HolyLand $22.99, and Pupa $35.99. There were some shortages of Shatzer Matzohs which sold for $31.50 per lb. in the bakery itself. In places like Chicago, Matzoh was cheaper this year thanks to the wide availability through the kosher pantry programs.