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R Yair Spolter and R Shraga Simmons discuss such a case in their series of lessons of blessings (here) and answer one does not need a new blessing. A bracha includes whatever foods you intended to eat at the time you said the bracha. [...] What if you had no specific intent? [...] It depends. In certain situations we assume that – even though you had ...


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Rav Eliyahu Lifshitz of Maaleh Adumim explains that this is based on a fundamental conceptual difference between "shehakol" and the other birchoth hanehenin. He suggests that really only plant life (tzome'ach) was originally created for consumption. Thus the brachot - "borei minei mezonoth"/"borei pri..." suggest thanking for the creation of foodstuff. "...


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This is actually a machlokes based on what is your preference as well as what is considered the ikar and tafel in the product as well as the majority. This seems to be analogous to the case of Rav Moshe Feinstein discussing what bracha to make on chocolate covered raisins. A Sweet Bracha What Bracha Does One Recite over Chocolate-Covered Raisins? In ...


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There is much discussion is this in Aharonim. R. Yitshak Yosef writes in Yalkut Yosef (Kitsur OH 184:14, 185:4, etc.) that a mental blessing cannot be a berakha l'vatala. R. Zilberstein quotes this in Hashukei Hemed (Pesahim 13a) from the Sdei Hemed (Vol. I: ב: klal 115). R. Yosef (Yalkut Yosef notes to Hilhkot Hashkamat HaBoker ch. 4) also quotes this ...


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Firstly there is the "ikur" the main part of it. Secondly there is a certain precedence that often sets in when you have grain as part of the product. In the case of those you just make one b'racha, "mezonot". If you have a strange eating habit of opening it and spooning out the sugary part in the middle and eating it alone, you would make shehakol on that....


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I must admit that this is a bit of a draft as I'm completely working off memory. But, I'll take a bite at it ;-) and hopefully come back later with a more authoritative edit... (And of course, you should not be relying on this answer either way for Halacha). Firstly, we have to figure out what type of Ikar V'tafel this is. [for a quick recap: the 3 types in ...


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Assuming you eat each food separately, you would make separate blessings on the berries (ha'eitz for acai or blueberries which grow from a tree, but strawberries and wild berries would be ha'adama, see here), granola (ha'adama, cf here, if not said on the berries already) and yoghurt (shehakol), in that order. If you eat the yoghurt as a mixture, the rules ...


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You do not need to eat a kezayis of the ikar part in order to justify reciting the appropriate after-blessing for the ikar part. The source is Iggeros Moshe OC 4 (42) . Rav Feinstein ז״ל deals with the case where a person eats less than a kzayis of salty fish (the ikkar in this case) and a kzayis of bread afterwards (as the tofel). (See the example in OC ...


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This is a famous discussion of ikar (principal) and tafel (accessory). Normally the bracha is on the ikar but mezonot is important enough that in some cases it might justify a mezonot bracha even if it is only the tafel. See for instance here and here for more background. In the case of mozzarela sticks, if the crumbs are highly meaningful, and you eat the ...


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1) The fact that meat comes at the cost of killing an animal, we don't make a special Beracha. Similar to why we don't say Shehecheyanu by a Bris Milah because the child is in pain. 2) The animal itself gets its nourishment from vegetation, so in that sense it can't get a greater Beracha than its life source.


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Shehakol is unique in that it thanks G-d for existence as a whole rather than the specific food in front of you. I think that's because it is defined as the berakhah you make when there is no berakhah specific to the food, or if you cannot determine the right berakhah. Ideally one makes the right berakhah for the occasion. After all, which would make you ...


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This site lists shehakol but doesn't list a reason. I assume that the cheese is considered the ikkar.


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