I have a tub of Hashahar H'aole (sic) "special cocoa spread" ("k'rem muvchar limricha"), a product of Israel exported to be marketed in the States. Its listed ingredients are "sugar, vegetable oil, low fat coca, vanillin and flavor". (Presumably coca is a typo.) It has the hechsher of the Badatz Eda Hacharedis "rak limos hashana" (i.e., not for Pesach), and of the Orthodox Union even for Pesach. I'm curious what kula (halachic leniency) the OU is relying on (for this product) that the Eda Hacharedis does not rely on.
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The Eda only gives Hashgacha on Pesach Matza and simple ingredients (sugar, oil, honey, etc.), no prepared products at all. It is interesting to note that the Eda gives a Hashgacha on Mei Eden only L'Ymos HaShana!