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Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

Hello everyone,

for my study in the Netherlands I am doing research on a Dutch dessert and if it would work in Switzerland.
It is a pudding that comes in plastic cups, with as well pudding as sauce in it, so when flipped over you instantly get one of these:



For days now, I've been trying to find information about the most popular desserts they sell over there. I haven't found much, so I was hoping someone could answer my questions;

- Do they sell anything like that in Switzerland?
- What are popular prepacked desserts over there?
- What are well known brands in Switzerland that sell desserts?

Especially the last question is an important one, because I need to find out who would be significant competitors.

You would really help me out a lot!

Thanks.
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...Especially the last question is an important one, because I need to find out who would be significant competitors.

You would really help me out a lot!

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Hmm, what's the equity offer for such commercial intel?

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These are possibly the biggest: Emmi or Kraft
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Milk jelly - yum.
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There are already desserts similar to that on the market ... no idea how well they sell.
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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

Difficult to say.
Personally, I would never touch this.

I'd say, this liquid-sauce-thing doesn' go well with the Swiss mentality of eating stuff on-the-go or in the office in front of the PC.
There, it has to be quick and clean ;-)
It might appeal to children, though.

So, who are your customers?
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Difficult to say.
Personally, I would never touch this.

I'd say, this liquid-sauce-thing doesn' go well with the Swiss mentality of eating stuff on-the-go or in the office in front of the PC.
There, it has to be quick and clean ;-)
It might appeal to children, though.

So, who are your customers?
Food should be fun too, looks like a great thing to use a straw on, like the aldi-flan.
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Old 05.03.2011, 19:41
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They look like blancmange, with a sauce. They look very brightly coloured - how are they for artificial colour and flavourings (Eee's)?

Here's a typical dessert from here:

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A lot of restaurants (not top end) all seem to have the same dessert menu of different ice creams, sorbets, and ice cream desserts with sauces (provided by the supplier - Frisco or similar).
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Hmm, what's the equity offer for such commercial intel?

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I think 15% is implied.

The Netherlands is largely a country of fried food with mayo/meat, insane artificial meat experiments, some particularly nasty centrigually water-injected chicken breasts, and fluorescent desserts as above. It's a lovely country, but there's a lot of weird food going on there. Switzerland, by contrast, is the country of money-no-object dairy products. Go to your local Migros and you'll find, for CHF4.50, a single serving chocolate mousse that in my opinion wouldn't be out of place in a Michelin starred restaurant. I promise you, give these people a wobbly pink mess on a plate and you won't find a great deal of takers.

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So, I've had a look at the ingredients and this "dairy dessert" contains, among other things, modified corn starch, gelatine, E415, E101, E339ii.

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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

surely Switzerland has its fair share of fired, meat and mayo based horrors..not to mention fleischkäse.

on the pudding front i suppose the nearest in a vague way would be creme caramel pots..though north of the border Muller does a range pretty similar.
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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

My husband who is Swiss loves this dessert in a can called caramel stalden crem.

Another I see alot enjoy is the vermicell in a tube that they eat with Meringues and sometimes vanilla ice cream.

Check this site they are both on it;
http://www.swissfoodstore.com/de/category/desserts/
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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

Oh god, Stalden… honestly, it's at best as good as instant Jell-O pudding mix. Which I also hate.

Stalden does a disservice to all the lovely desserts Switzerland does make. (Tip for anyone else who, like me, hates overly sweet desserts: the Cafe Schlauch in Niederdorf makes awesome puddings, such as panna cotta, which are barely sweetened at all. Fantastic!)
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My husband who is Swiss loves this dessert in a can called caramel stalden crem.

Another I see alot enjoy is the vermicell in a tube that they eat with Meringues and sometimes vanilla ice cream.

Check this site they are both on it;
http://www.swissfoodstore.com/de/category/desserts/
Stalden Creme, after 8years of living here, i decided to buy it, and see what the fuss was all about.....and i have to write....EEEEGIT!!!

if you want a good chocolate cream, which is quick, and easy to make , try this, and amaze your husband,

Warm 100ml Halbrahm (half fat cream), 100ml Milk
add 100gr Dark Chocolate
whisk until dissolved
lower heat,
add 1egg , 1 tablespoon Maizena Express
Whisk well,
continue whisking, turn up heat,
Whisk until thickened,
pour into a bowl, and refrigerate until cold.
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Stalden Creme, after 8years of living here, i decided to buy it, and see what the fuss was all about.....and i have to write....EEEEGIT!!!

if you want a good chocolate cream, which is quick, and easy to make , try this, and amaze your husband,
My husband is more into caramel cream, but being a Chef himself, he make also a great one by himself. The Stalden caramel cream for him is more a lazy quick dessert fix he enjoys sometimes. He actually hates the chocolate and vanilla one they also have

But hey thanks for the recipe..me being not a good cook will enjoy giving it a go
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Stalden Creme, after 8years of living here, i decided to buy it, and see what the fuss was all about.....and i have to write....EEEEGIT!!!
This does not help the OP, but I have to say that in the course of about six decades of living in Switzerland as a Swiss, I got in touch with Stalden Crème twice, both times in the military. Ok, maybe I had a little bit more of that goo without knowing it, for instance when invited somewhere for dinner or the like.

Of course, when you ask a dozen Swiss friends you may find a few who use it in a slack phase of their culinary career. I could also imagine kids talking parents into feeding it to them, just like Jell-O nin the USA. But can that be called a fuss?

Thanks for the recipe anyway.

By the way, I make my mousse au chocolat with Toblerone. Don't laugh. It's worth a try:

For 6 servings, put 300 gr. Toblerone in a bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover it. Let it rest. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix 2 eggs and 1, at the very most 2, tablespoons of powdered sugar. Whisk until frothy, creamy and lighter than after mixing.

Now pour away the hot water; a few remaining drops won't do any harm, though. Immediately add the eggs and mix. Whip 4 dl (= 400 ml) of cream until peaks form. Gently fold the cream into the chocolate 'n' eggs mix.

Now the whole thing is still too liquid. Don't worry. After 3 - 4 hours in the fridge it will be ok. Decorate as you like (on this forum, we have absolutely great food decorators as sources of inspiration; argus and Crumbs come to my mind, but there are more).

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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

There is a very popular pudding dessert here, TamTam:
http://www.tamtam.ch/de/pages/tamtam/die-mark.php

You can flip the with vanilla / caramel kind on a plate and have a vanilla pudding covered in caramel sauce. But I think that's about the closest you get to the dessert you are describing. I think it could work out, as the swiss are pretty fixed on TamTam or as mentioned, Stalden Crème.
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Re: Desserts in Switzerland - Help wanted

For what it's worth, Migros' M-Budget flan is similar and very light and yummy.
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