Two letters in this week’s edition of The Voice of Lakewood note that there are significant questions about the hashgacha on QuickChek slurpees, coffees, and fountain sodas that remain unanswered.
The QuickChek location in Lakewood at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Cedarbridge is a popular quick-stop for many frum Lakewood residents, and has been so for a number of years.
One letter states that some of the hashgachos listed expired last year and that “even the flavors specified on the valid kashrus certificate do not necessarily render the beverages kosher.”
This raises the question of whether the drinks being sold at QuickChek in Lakewood are kosher – even if some of the flavorings are.
A second letter notes that, as per the Lakewood Bais Hora’ah, the slurpees being sold at QuickChek are under a false hechsher and that kashrus-abiding people should ask their rav whether it is permissible to drink them.
The Voice editors say they have verified the above claims with both the KCL and OU as true.
“They claim to be using kosher-certified flavoring in their beverages, but there is no mashgiach nor kashrus company checking on that claim,” the editors write.