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Based on this shiur from R. Sobolofsky, chocolate chip challah is no different from chocolate babka or other cake and thus has the bracha of mezonos

http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/759117/Rabbi_Zvi_Sobolofsky/The_Correct_Brechas_on_Chocolate_Chip_Challah

If that is the case, one would only be able to make ha-motzei on such challah if he is koevia seudah on it. According to R. Yaakov Luban's article "The Mezonos Roll... Is It a Piece of Cake?", footnote 8, there are three ways in which one can be koveiah seudah on mezonos. 1) You eat an average person's full meal's worth of just that mezonos. 2) You eat what is enough for you personally to be satisfied for an entire meal. 3) You treat the mezonos as bread and eat enough of it along with other foods to be equivalent in amount to a regular meal with bread and other foods.

So the problem is: if you hold position 1) or 2), there might not be enough of the mezonos for you to fulfill the requirement (especially at a large dinner where everyone just gets the usual kazayis size piece of challah). So what should one do?

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AFAIR, shiur kvias se'uda includes other food one eats with the bread. –  Shmuel Brin Jan 11 '12 at 2:13
    
@ShmuelBrill That's position 3. He's asking according to positions 1 and 2 in the question which AFAIK are more mainstream. So goes to show what one thinks is mainstream and not :) –  Double AA Jan 11 '12 at 2:15
    
@DoubleAA The Shulchan Aruch Harav says like position 3. –  Shmuel Brin Jan 11 '12 at 3:13
    
@ Shmuel Brill: See the article of the OU for all the sources of who holds what, if you are interested, but I agree with Double AA's perception of what is mainstream (hence the question) –  Curiouser Jan 11 '12 at 3:40
    
@ShmuelBrill I never denied that some people do hold of that opinion. –  Double AA Jan 11 '12 at 3:45
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Based on the information provided I think you really only have one option.

Ask the host if they have any plain bread. To avoid insulting the host, avoid eating any chocolate during the entire meal.

If they do not have any bread, then eat the rest of the meal, and be sure to say a bracha before each item.

When you get home, or leave, or you go back to shul, see if you can get yourself a small "Seuda"

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Why can't you eat the chocolate chip bread for ha-motzi, and ask for some plain bread separately? –  wfb Nov 7 '13 at 16:50
    
@wfb because you didn't say the bracha for it. This is all assuming that you find choclate chip chalah to not be bread. –  avi Nov 17 '13 at 9:10
    
Shouldn't matter if you are kove'a seudah, by eating it with bread at the meal, no? –  wfb Nov 17 '13 at 16:09
    
@wfb if you are kove'a seudah with the 'cake' then why do you need the bread? –  avi Nov 17 '13 at 16:49
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I think you can just rely on it being hamotzi for many reasons:

  • It is a chidush of the shulchan aruch in the first place that the category of pas haba b'kisnin is so broad, many rishonim would have made hamotzi even on babka.

  • I didn't listen to the shiur, but I would guess that some might argue that chocolate chip challah is not the same as babka since it is still intended to be bread and is being used as bread by people.

  • "Position 3" is likely the main position one should follow. Especially when one is clearly being kovea seudah with his meal (and eating something so bread-like), it makes sense to make hamotzi.

Btw, the gemara suggests that the host give out large pieces of challah, so they shouldn't just be a kezayis.

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The question assumes that the person does not hold position 3, and it assumes that R. Sobolofky's psak is correct, as well as the Shulchan Aruch's psak about pas haba b'kisnin. So I'm not sure how any of your points helps. –  Curiouser Jan 11 '12 at 4:52
    
He's saying that even R Sobolofsky would agree to be meikil because it's such a sha'at hadechak. [I don't mean he's actually quoting R Sobolofsky...] If you are sooo sure about your psak than there is no question: you simply cannot eat anything till they bring you real bread or more chocolate chip challah (or some more other cake/cracker) so that you can have kiddush bemakom seudah. –  Double AA Jan 11 '12 at 5:14
    
@Curiouser, few people have such strong views against 'position 3', i think Artscroll brachos book says it depends on the food being eaten, so this would be a 'position 3' case. i doubt a posek would say u can't be yotzei with a hamotzi in such a situation, esp. considering that making a mezonos is prob. a bigger kula. –  Ariel K Jan 11 '12 at 5:27
    
Ariel, what is your source for your first bullet? I recall from R'Moshe (I need to find where) that those deserts cited by the SA were actually bread that had a filling or other taste added, but everyone would agree that our cakes are pas haba b'kisnin. –  YDK Jan 11 '12 at 5:32
    
@ArielK: I appreciate your logic, but I really would like sources for "few people would say" etc. Poskim do pasken like certain positions and many Jews follow specific poskim consistently, so it's not really a fair answer to argue against my question unless you have evidence that position 3 really is so dominant to overrule the others. –  Curiouser Jan 11 '12 at 5:53
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