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Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

I am loving my new status as an ExPat, wide eyed and open to all the new experiences around me. I am excited to explore all this culture has to offer, but as I write this my pancakes (or the Swiss Crepe like version) have no syrup! Any suggestions on where to find a simple pancake syrup? My toddler will also thank you
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Old 01.05.2019, 08:29
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

Both Migros and Coop sell maple syrup.. it's called Ahornsirup


https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...irup/p/3033188
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Old 01.05.2019, 09:29
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Aldi often has several types of syrup on sale.
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Old 01.05.2019, 09:42
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Both Migros and Coop sell maple syrup.. it's called Ahornsirup
Yes, but not the same thing as Aunt Jemima is artificially flavored corn syrup.

"Aunt Jemima® Original Syrup. ... INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE."

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Yikes!
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Yes, but not the same thing as Aunt Jemima is artificially flavored corn syrup.

"Aunt Jemima® Original Syrup. ... INGREDIENTS: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, CELLULOSE GUM, CARAMEL COLOR, SALT, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE."

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Coop Maple Syrup (other brands are available) Ingredients:

Maple Syrup
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Old 01.05.2019, 10:22
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Coop Maple Syrup (other brands are available) Ingredients:

Maple Syrup

You forgot to add that its organic! BIO! Meaning that it comes from some tree in the backwoods of Canada.
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

There was another thread sometime ago when someone else asked for Aunt Jemima syrup and when it was pointed out that real Maple syrup was available here, they wrote that they preferred the artificial corn syrup alternative.

The other one people from over the pond want is pancake mix - the one where you add eggs and milk (so basically they are buying a bag of flour and sugar).

I found my seven-year-old the other day with a full mug of brown liquid which he was eating with a spoon.

"You don't need a spoon to drink tea", I told him.

"It's not tea, it's maple syrup!", he replied.
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I am loving my new status as an ExPat, wide eyed and open to all the new experiences around me. I am excited to explore all this culture has to offer, but as I write this my pancakes (or the Swiss Crepe like version) have no syrup! Any suggestions on where to find a simple pancake syrup? My toddler will also thank you
Welcome to EF!

Griffin's Pancake Syrup (Oklahoma) can be found in some Rewe and Edeka supermarkets along the border in Germany.

Edeka also carries Mondamin American Pancake Mix:

https://www.mondamin.de/produkte/ame.../4000400112170
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

There are other means to birth control.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...0KF03820150106
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

Aunt Jemima® Original Pancake & Waffle Mix
INGREDIENTS: ENRICHED BLEACHED FLOUR (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, LEAVENING (SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM ALUMINUM PHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, CALCIUM CARBONATE.

Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and chalk (a.k.a Tums antacid)
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

Sometimes you just want what you want.

I'm sure a Paraguayan 100% organically grass-fed cocoa bean chocolate bar is a wonderful thing to eat, but it ain't a Curly-Wurly, know what I mean?
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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

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I'm sure a Paraguayan 100% organically grass-fed cocoa bean chocolate bar is a wonderful thing to eat, but it ain't a Curly-Wurly, know what I mean?
But in this case the OP wrote "a simple syrup".

We could argue semantics but surely a syrup containing one ingredient, is simpler than one containing at least ten ingredients?
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And certainly not the same as Wagon Wheels.

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I am loving my new status as an ExPat, wide eyed and open to all the new experiences around me. I am excited to explore all this culture has to offer, but as I write this my pancakes (or the Swiss Crepe like version) have no syrup! Any suggestions on where to find a simple pancake syrup? My toddler will also thank you
I often put a few bottles of Log Cabin in my checked baggage every time I flew back to the US. (wrapped in some plastic just in case of breakage). I then reverted back to the little bottles of syrup you get here at the store. And for all you snobs - yes, I know it is not real, but I've made my own syrup before (Yay northern MN!) and its honestly a real PITA. Its why the bottles are so small - it takes a lot of sap to make one tiny bottle.
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it takes a lot of sap to make one tiny bottle.
40:1, and we normally buy it by USG!

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Re: Missing Aunt Jemima and other food necessities

First, A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. Tom1234 your detailed explanations and advice were welcome as I actually never read the ingredients on a bottle of Aunt Jemima Syrup. Aswissintheus rocked with the referral to a British/American Market. To all, I appreciate the supportive, creative and even cynical responses. 24 hours in, and I have already found a great reason to smile.

Thank you once again to everyone. Once I pass newbie status I should be able to thank, groan, etc. with the rest of you!
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To all, I appreciate the supportive, creative and even cynical responses. 24 hours in, and I have already found a great reason to smile.
You will probably find that there are many things that don't taste "right", even if they are available here. It takes a while to adjust your cooking methods to end up with what you remember things being like where you've come from. And if you stay long enough, you'll find that even when you go back, things aren't quite the same taste as you remember.

(Except for Cheesies, and butter tarts - some things are immutable in their perfection.)
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First, A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to reply. Tom1234 your detailed explanations and advice were welcome as I actually never read the ingredients on a bottle of Aunt Jemima Syrup. Aswissintheus rocked with the referral to a British/American Market. To all, I appreciate the supportive, creative and even cynical responses. 24 hours in, and I have already found a great reason to smile.

Thank you once again to everyone. Once I pass newbie status I should be able to thank, groan, etc. with the rest of you!
You’ve gotten a pretty good taste of the forum from this thread Lots of sarcasm on here but we love ‘em anyway
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