[Avodah] Lecithin in Chocolate KLP

Zev Sero zev at sero.name
Thu Mar 14 07:48:56 PDT 2013

On 13/03/2013 8:35 PM, Meir Rabi wrote:
> Can anyone explain why chocolate with lecithin is a problem during Pesach?
> Even if lecithin is Kitniyos, it is not a majority of the chocolate, it is
> not visible to the naked eye and it is not added for the express purpose
> of making a KLP product?
> Same goes for drinks that use corn syrup or other Kitniyos derived products,
> as sweeteners.

The problem is that it was added deliberately.  There are of course those
(e.g. R Yitzchok Elchonon) who permit bitul issur lechatchila with kitniyos,
but the Maharil forbids wine into which mustard was added before Pesach.
See Chok Yaakov 464:3.

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