Mezonos Rolls

The OU does not authorize the production or marketing of Mezonos rolls and Mezonos pita by caterers, restaurants, and bakeries. This decision is based on two considerations:

a. A true mezonos roll must have a taste and texture which is significantly different from bread and very similar to cake. Most so-called mezonos rolls do not meet this criteria. The presence of a fruit juice, even when it is the majority of the liquid content, does not automatically render the roll mezonos.

b. They are generally eaten as part of a meal.. Even if they are true mezonos rolls, when eaten as part of a meal, the bracha may change to Hamotzi.

OU Kosher Staff