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Christmas crackers [where to buy]

Does anyone know if they have Christmas crackers in Switzerland? If so where you can buy them?

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Old 03.12.2006, 16:06
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Re: Christmas crackers

Londonstore ZUG....Baarstrasse
or quick ad ...Highland in Vevey, Centre Manor.
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Re: Christmas crackers

I had to google "Christmas crackers". Now I am informed.
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Old 03.12.2006, 19:47
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Re: Christmas crackers

well they sell them in Orel Fussli bookshop in Zurich as well.. dont know how practical it will be for you though..
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Re: Christmas crackers

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well they sell them in Orel Fussli bookshop in Zurich as well.. dont know how practical it will be for you though..
Zurich makes for a feasible daytrip from SG, but I wouldn't go just for christmas crackers!
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Zurich makes for a feasible daytrip from SG, but I wouldn't go just for christmas crackers!
fair comment.. we have other things that are of interest in zUrich though ... ok, giving it a couple of minutes of thought, maybe not
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Re: Christmas crackers

Yes, they'll be expensive Christmas crackers if I have to make a special trip to Zurich! I might get creative and make my own...

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Yes, they'll be expensive Christmas crackers if I have to make a special trip to Zurich! I might get creative and make my own...

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Depending on how creative you are, i might order some from you and save myself a trip to Zurich!
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Re: Christmas crackers

Next year you will be able to get them from us...we couldn't get them this year as we would have had to preorder them before we actually started
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Re: Christmas crackers

Orel Fuessli on Bahnhoffstrasse but they are very expensive- 50chf!!!
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Re: Christmas crackers

Thank you! Ooohh... and mince pies too
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Old 04.12.2006, 23:42
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Re: Christmas crackers

Crackers... mince-pies -> wouldn't be considered a hijack, would they?

Globus are selling Robertson's Mince Meat (why oh why is it called that?) so if you're feeling homely, get yourself some pastry and fashion your own

And home made crackers are the Biz, complete with homemade 'Bang!'
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Re: Christmas crackers

Since this thread is becoming the british food store spam thread anyway...here's your Mincemeat! along with all the other ingredients you'll need.

I guarantee it's cheaper than Globus
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Re: Christmas crackers

I made my own one year.
It was a bit difficult to get the things to go bAng but i fiddled together a small explosive using those rolls you get for toy guns.
It was not perfect but it somehow worked really impressing those guests that had never seen a christmas craker before.
Another time I bought them long before christmas on a trip to england and I am afraid I just could not leave them be,they were all used up on a kids birthday party.
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Re: Christmas crackers

hehehe... I was thinking about making my own, but decided I would have to leave out the bang! I wouldn't trust myself with small explosives
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Old 05.12.2006, 13:36
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Re: Christmas crackers

Don't make the mistake I did once of buying 'fancy' crackers in the UK and arriving at the airport for the return leg only to be told "No you don't, Sonny". Security get kinda uppity over explosives in the hold... Still, the Check-in Chicken received a nice present, and always says Hello each time I return...
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Re: Christmas crackers

Everyone gets caught out once unless they get this kind of info. Friends of mine actually took the "bang" out of their crackers to be able to bring them back on the plane. They were determined not to leave the crackers behind
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Re: Christmas crackers

Christmas dinner just isn't the same without crackers. We tried to bring some back a few weeks ago on the aeroplane but some air companies ban them. I discovered some in OrrellFüssli (the englishy one) on bahnhof str last week......6 for a measly 50 chf's! I was told that Jumbo also do them but I haven't had time to check yet.
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Re: Christmas crackers

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Globus are selling Robertson's Mince Meat (why oh why is it called that?)
Found out why
It actually used to contain meat
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Re: Christmas crackers

To answer pamopam: Christmas crackers are called Knallbonbon in German. I don't think you can buy the parts to put them together yourself.
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