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Old 28.06.2011, 16:43
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

I totally agree, marmite on toast is one of lifes little pleasures. You will be happy to know you can purchase said delectable here: http://www.britshop.ch/__shop/search/marmite

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Parsnips would complete the perfect roast but the lack availability here is a constant disappointment
You can get Parsnips in the Migros (sold in a special Old Vegtables Containers not in bulk) or a farmer market during winter Months. Ask for Pastinak.
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Old 28.06.2011, 18:17
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The grotty stuff is American. Hershey's is bland and synthetic.
Only a true out-of-touch Americaphobe or poorly-travelled crank thinks that Hershey's is the only American made chocolate available.
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Only a true out-of-touch Americaphobe or poorly-travelled crank thinks that Hershey's is the only American made chocolate available.
It's the one I see, and the brand that seems to be to the US what Cadburys is to the UK (though of course the latter is now newly US-owned).

I'm far from being an 'Americaphobe', but haven't had much luck with US chocolate or cheese.
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

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Peanut butter, unless you like it with added sugar, salt, and palm oil.

(Although you can easily buy the peanuts and make your own )
That's for hogs....
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Old 28.06.2011, 23:15
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Oh yes.. just like they sell on Plymouth Barbican :-) Dreaming now... why doesn't someone open a F&C shop in Zurich!
Plymouth Barbican??!! Where exactly?
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

Wholegrain basmati rice.
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

cod liver oil
two tonnes of beef (or any other meat)
lemon cheesecake
decent sandwiches
cranberry juice
whey protein
M&S king strawberries

In fact it would be nice if you could bring over some decent restaurants too
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Oh yes.. just like they sell on Plymouth Barbican :-) Dreaming now... why doesn't someone open a F&C shop in Zurich!
Even better is this place

http://www.capn-jaspers.co.uk/
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:04
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Plymouth Barbican??!! Where exactly?
really...........I've never seen anything but tourist'y chip shops down there.

now then.. Kelly's in Looe.. that IS fish n chip.
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:07
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Even better is this place

http://www.capn-jaspers.co.uk/
HALF A YARD OF HOT DOG - 3-95
Half A Yard (45.7 cms) of French Bread with Two Jumbo Pork Sausages,


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HALF A YARD OF HOT DOG - 3-95
Half A Yard (45.7 cms) of French Bread with Two Jumbo Pork Sausages,

Just the ticket after 8 pints of scrumpy washed down with 4 Plymouth Gins..
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Old 29.06.2011, 09:09
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Just the ticket after 8 pints of scrumpy washed down with 4 Plymouth Gins..
you enjoy feeding the gulls then?
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

I'm getting a removal company to move my daughters bed and toilet seat etc, so dry goods will be packed if there is space.

Yes Cadburys is now part of Kraft, but the chocolate hasn't changed it's recipe. It's yum. Quaffable. Unlike that high cocoa solid stuff that everyone else in europe sells. But still has SOME cocoa solids unlike Herseys, yuck.

(way to alienate the american contingent, me)
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Old 29.06.2011, 12:02
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I'm getting a removal company to move my daughters bed and toilet seat etc,
you're moving and taking your toilet seat????????????


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Old 29.06.2011, 12:10
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I'm getting a removal company to move my daughters bed and toilet seat etc, so dry goods will be packed if there is space.

Yes Cadburys is now part of Kraft, but the chocolate hasn't changed it's recipe. It's yum. Quaffable. Unlike that high cocoa solid stuff that everyone else in europe sells. But still has SOME cocoa solids unlike Herseys, yuck.

(way to alienate the american contingent, me)
I think you've just put off a few potential buyers of your imports
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Robinsons orange squash!!

This may well be of equal importance to your kids..as well as me.

Personally I love it - and the syrups they have here instead of fruit squash just aren't the same! I am working my way through all of them to find something similar though...

The other problem with this is it can't be taken in hand luggage on a plane, and it weighs loads for a small amount - so I haven't brought any back here yet or ordered any online...
Try Coop's Blutorange Sirop (blood orange). That is the closest to Robinson's cordial in my non-scientific opinion.

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I always bring over Bisto gravy, cant have a sunday dinner without it in our house! Parsnips would complete the perfect roast but the lack availability here is a constant disappointment
Coop at Sihl City (ZH) has a British section and recently included Bisto gravy granuals.
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Old 29.06.2011, 12:25
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

I've been missing Scones, with Jam and Clotted Cream...yum!

Does anyone know if you can buy scones here?
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Old 29.06.2011, 12:28
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Re: What food should I bring from UK to Zurich

I've tried that blood orange one - it reminds me of Robinson's High Juice..so, good if you like that, but I find it way too strong..plus it gets funny sediment bits that sink to the bottom of the glass...

I like mine nice and artificial - no bits

PS. I've seen marmite in loads of supermarkets. Another good place to find expensive British food items to pig out on is the English bookshop in Zurich - Orelli Füssli - prawn cocktail, and salt and vinegar Walkers crisps (only in large size).
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I've tried that blood orange one - it reminds me of Robinson's High Juice..so, good if you like that, but I find it way too strong..plus it gets funny sediment bits that sink to the bottom of the glass...
The Swiss syrups are much more concentrated than the Robinson's variety, as I found when I first came here and, having filled up with concentrate to the usual UK cordial level, nearly choked on the eye-watering sweetness.

You need less than half.
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