Mezonos Rolls

OU Kosher Staff

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.