Mamlechet HaHalva

15 Iyar 5774
May 15, 2014

I have written about this company on several occasions in past years. Anyone frequenting Shuk Machane Yehuda knows the folks standing on Eitz Chaim Street pushing free halva samples in your face. Today others have joined and halva is being sold on a number of streets in the shuk, including in the Iraqi Shuk.

I entered a very small store in the Iraqi Shuk that recently opened, selling wines, cheeses, halva from the above along with other boutique items. (That store does not have a hashgacha that I could determine). One can hardly call it a store but a nook between two vegetable vendors. I noticed many Mamlechet HaHalva containers, all with the logo of Badatz Eida Chareidit.

I contacted the badatz and learned the following;
1. The company does have a hashgacha for production at long last.
2. All the halva and tehina produced in the Mishor Adumim factory are now under the hashgacha of Badatz Eida Chareidit.
3. The hashgacha applies to sealed containers bearing the logo of the badatz
4. The hashgacha does not assume any responsibility for the products sold open be weight in Machane Yehuda.

Click on the hyperlink to the right to view the ishur on the Mishor Adumim plant from the badatz: ממלכת החלבה!




































































  • tali
    May 22, 2014 - 09:58 | Permalink

    ha. i was just in that store two weeks ago and bought some packaged fish. i asked the guy where his teuda was, and he said he had none yet. he sells homemade prepared food, and i mentioned that there was no pikuach on it. he replied “true- it’s on my word”, to which i replied “i don’t know you”. he wasn’t advertising as kosher, so he wasn’t breaking the law at all. caveat emptor.

  • ahron lewin
    May 27, 2014 - 15:09 | Permalink

    i called the eidah and they told me the shop in the shuk is under their supervision.
    i told them im there and theres no teudah. so they changed their mind and said only the factory has hashgocho. however i saw them MAKING techina in the shop and pouring into empty containers – with the batz logo! – and then sealing it. I reported it to badatz and they said ee efshar and anyway theres no problem with ingridients of techina…

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