According to A Town Crier, Betty Crocker cakes are going to be pareve again. He seriously better not be playing with me. This is big news. BIG NEWS. The last 8 months or so the desserts on my shabbes table have been pretty lame. With the exception of this past Friday night when a male guest made (unrequested) pareve cookies which were pretty darn good.
But seriously, I haven't found any substantiation for this rumor yet, but it would be super-exciting. Even more than when Stella d'Oro cookies were declared once again "not really dairy despite the fact that the packaging may say so." (scroll all the way down)
I will not, despite how much I may want to, use this as an excuse to talk about how I think the organizations who certify products as kosher are very much like a mafia. Although Kung Fu Jew does point to the upcoming "From Latkes to Lattes" conference about Judaism and food. The issues addressed there are more "sustainable development" rather than "religious cabal that keeps the price of meat up." Really, I'm not bitter that beef is something like $35/lb.
And on the topic of kashrut, I give you this gem: a conversation about whether or not food from Star Trek's replicator would be kosher. Seriously, some people have too much time on their hands. They should blog or something.