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Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

In my case, I have been buying Colmans mustard at vastly inflated prices for years. Yesterday I was at the Migros, where they don’t sell it, and stumbled across Thomy Strong with horseradish. At 1.55 chf I thought I didnt have much to lose, so bought some. Its actually a pretty good substitute and I shall be buying it again.

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Old 08.09.2019, 14:48
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

This fits the bill as a decent picnic pork pie substitute. Not quite Melton Mowbray but does a reasonable impersonation.

https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...mini/p/3360787
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This fits the bill as a decent picnic pork pie substitute. Not quite Melton Mowbray but does a reasonable impersonation.

https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...mini/p/3360787
I'll give it a go next time.

My wife makes sausage rolls from the pastry in the cooler section but using chicken mince. Very tasty. Better than the wurstwegge.
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Old 08.09.2019, 20:58
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

Excellent thread idea. Thanks, Marsalforn.
https://www.leshop.ch/de/direct/prod...SABEgIl2PD_BwE
is sold in Migros and its online version leshop, and makes a fair substitute for Golden Syrup. Of course, nothing ever matches the real Tate and Lyall, but this "Tafelmelasse" (literally translated table molasses, though it is not), is good enough for baking.
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Old 08.09.2019, 21:04
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Excellent thread idea. Thanks, Marsalforn.
https://www.leshop.ch/de/direct/prod...SABEgIl2PD_BwE
is sold in Migros and its online version leshop, and makes a fair substitute for Golden Syrup. Of course, nothing ever matches the real Tate and Lyall, but this "Tafelmelasse" (literally translated table molasses, though it is not), is good enough for baking.
Sorry to put you straight but Tafelmelasse is Treacle which is also a staple in the U.K. in traditional recipes.

It's not really a substitute for golden syrup, apart from being sweet too.





Sorry if I sound like Stlemans but the big difference is I'm actually from the U.K. where these ingredients come from but he's neither Mexican nor Italian.
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

The Tafelmelasse I have bought in Switzerland does not look like, nor taste like, the treacle I know from elswhere. It is not black, for starters, and is much more plainly sweet, rather than having a touch of bitter in the flavour, as does treacle.
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

Tom1234 you're thinking of plain "Melasse" from a health food store perhaps? If so I'd agree with you. Or maybe different brands of "Tafelmelasse" are (radically) different products and you and I have tried different brands.

My experience of the "Tafelmelasse" from Migros in particular is that it's a lightly molasses-flavored spread. IIRC molasses is only the 3rd ingredient. Stronger flavor than the stuff in your green can but not nearly as strong as the stuff in your red can. Being American myself I'd use it as a substitute (again, not exact but close enough for most purposes...) for dark corn syrup.
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The Tafelmelasse I have bought in Switzerland does not look like, nor taste like, the treacle I know from elswhere. It is not black, for starters, and is much more plainly sweet, rather than having a touch of bitter in the flavour, as does treacle.
The picture in your link looked pretty black to me. My wife bought some from somewhere else which she thought would be a substitute but it was much more like black treacle in colour and taste.

Golden syrup is made from cane sugar alone.

Yours is made from many things, including gluten apparently:

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Glucose syrup, cane molasses 33%, sugar, caramel sugar syrup, acidifier: citric acid.
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Contains gluten-containing cereals.

I couldn't use it as a substitute for golden syrup because of the ingredients so I'll just have to take your word for it that is is a substitute.
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

Agave syrup is closer to Golden Syrup than treacle
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

I buy from the Britshop, https://www.britshop.ch/ where they have Colmans mustard and Sarsons Malt Vinegar (and lots more, including Twiglets!!). Manor used to stock both but not any more. Yes it is more expensive then the UK, but in my opinion there is no substitute that can match either product!
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Agave syrup is closer to Golden Syrup than treacle
Closer to golden Syrup than treacle: In looks, yes. In texture, yes. In taste.... I didn't find it to resemble either, not at all.
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Golden syrup is made from cane sugar alone.
Yes, and as such, is perfect in every way. We can but dream of it, occasionally perhaps bring it back from travels, and in between settle for lesser deviations depending on our purposes, but they can in no way match the real thing, 'tis true.
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I buy from the Britshop, https://www.britshop.ch/ where they have Colmans mustard and Sarsons Malt Vinegar (and lots more, including Twiglets!!). Manor used to stock both but not any more. Yes it is more expensive then the UK, but in my opinion there is no substitute that can match either product!
My local Coop carries both Colemans mustard and Sarsons malt Vinegar; not cheap but certainly cheaper than britshop if you factor in postage.
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My local Coop carries both Colemans mustard and Sarsons malt Vinegar; not cheap but certainly cheaper than britshop if you factor in postage.
Ours does too.
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

It wasn't today but my substitute for American chocolate chips can be found at the Felchin chocolate factory outlet shop in Ibach/Schwyz....chocolini chocolate chips! And believe me, they're better than al the American brands put together.
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It wasn't today but my substitute for American chocolate chips can be found at the Felchin chocolate factory outlet shop in Ibach/Schwyz....chocolini chocolate chips! And believe me, they're better than al the American brands put together.
Time to plan a special trip then.
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It wasn't today but my substitute for American chocolate chips can be found at the Felchin chocolate factory outlet shop in Ibach/Schwyz....chocolini chocolate chips! And believe me, they're better than al the American brands put together.
Thanks for this! I’ve been using the Volg chocolate chips - they are oddly not terrible but perhaps not as good as this suggestion!
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Re: Today I found a Swiss substitute for...

Aeschback Chocolatier also sell bags of chocolate chips at their factory shop in Root, Kanton Luzern.
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I haven't found a substitute for coursely ground wheat flour. I truck mine from home, semolina isn't the same.
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I don't understand flour here at all and keep having bad results at cake making
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