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Corn syrup??!!

Where can i find it? I said "sirop de mais" and the Coop city lady just looked at me like i was speaking martian. Can we make this at home? any substitutes? I want to use it to make moldable chocolate. thank you.
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Re: Corn syrup??!!

I use Lyle's Golden Syrup as a substitute. You can buy it at the food shop in Globus.

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Re: Corn syrup??!!

You can't make corn syrup but you can make a sugar syrup and in most recipes you can replace glucose syrup (often found in asian stores) or golden syrup (UK product).

Karo brand corn syrup you can buy at the American Market.
http://www.americanmarket.ch/

PS, What are you making!? I want some!!! :P
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Re: Corn syrup??!!

Golden syrup is also just a mixture of invert sugar and I believe sucrose. You can make invert sugar yourself.

http://www.chefeddy.com/2009/11/invert-sugar/
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HFCS is a terrible additive...Go with sugar
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I use Lyle's Golden Syrup as a substitute. You can buy it at the food shop in Globus.

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You can't make corn syrup but you can make a sugar syrup and in most recipes you can replace glucose syrup (often found in asian stores) or golden syrup (UK product).

Karo brand corn syrup you can buy at the American Market.
http://www.americanmarket.ch/

PS, What are you making!? I want some!!! :P
Thanks again. I don't know why its a bit of a struggle finding baking products in Switzerland. I can't be that Americanized. Brown sugar (packed or otherwise), corn syrup, cream of tartar... anyway, let me see how i get along- send you a shout if it's successful
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HFCS is a terrible additive...Go with sugar
HFCS is a sugar. And if you can make any credible scientifically supported claims about it, feel free elsewhere.
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FCBarca, this thread is about corn syrup, NOT high fructose corn syrup. Those are two different things. If the OP were looking for HFCS, I would have suggested to buy some kind of American food, any kind except, say, meat and some dairy products, and then take away all the healthy ingredients. What's left is HFCS . But that's not the topic here.
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Re: Corn syrup??!!

Natural sugars (Always) >>> artificial sweeteners like CS & it's cousin HFCS...Not just in taste but in terms of health...The research is quite easy to find
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Natural sugars (Always) >>> artificial sweeteners like CS & it's cousin HFCS...Not just in taste but in terms of health...The research is quite easy to find
Really, you should also do some research on the term "artificial sweetener." Corn syrup is not an artificial sweetener. It may be called bad because it's practically pure sugar, but it still is sugar. The chemistry of an artificial sweetener has nothing to do with sugar. Just. Nothing.

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Thanks again. I don't know why its a bit of a struggle finding baking products in Switzerland. I can't be that Americanized. Brown sugar (packed or otherwise), corn syrup, cream of tartar... anyway, let me see how i get along- send you a shout if it's successful
You're just not used to where to look. You'll get it. It just takes time. The cream of tartar was a tough one. I don't remember where I ended up finding it. Might have been in the pharmacy of all thing. But really you don't need it.

If in doubt, look online for substitutes and we've all asked where to find these same ingredients. I know the search engine isn't great. But try searching here.

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Old 18.09.2011, 04:27
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Where can i find it? I said "sirop de mais" and the Coop city lady just looked at me like i was speaking martian. Can we make this at home? any substitutes? I want to use it to make moldable chocolate. thank you.
I stock Wilton Glucose (corn syrup), if you don't want to make your own.
Based in Zurich, btw.
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HFCS is a terrible additive...Go with sugar
I'm thinking you don't cook / bake, do you?

Corn syrup is "simply" sugar syrup from corn, nothing funky. To make such a syrup as an ingredient when making something else adds a tedious step to the process, not many home bakers are going to care to go through this step, particularly as it adds an element of question to how well the final product will come out.



Meanwhile, looking at some of the source options given, I'm curious at the vast differences in price. Why does The American Market charge 10.50chf for the same product you can get for 5.95chf at American Food Avenue?

I'm sorry if the folks who run The American Market are on this forum and offended by my query but frankly, the prices make my eyes water too badly to make it all the way to see if the shipping fees make up the difference in cost. Somehow I doubt it though as I do not recall my shipment fees from American Food Ave being very high, certainly not high enough to make up for nearly double cost for each item.
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Thanks again. I don't know why its a bit of a struggle finding baking products in Switzerland. I can't be that Americanized. Brown sugar (packed or otherwise), corn syrup, cream of tartar... anyway, let me see how i get along- send you a shout if it's successful

The "funny" bit is that the use of corn syrup vs. using sugar in your baking recipes has much more to do with agricultural policies (the US heavily subsidizing corn producers while continental European countries push the production of sugar beet) and the subsequent marketing than with baking itself.
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Natural sugars (Always) >>> artificial sweeteners like CS & it's cousin HFCS...Not just in taste but in terms of health...The research is quite easy to find
Yeah, just like the 'research' supporting the effects of homeopathic remedies and the link between vaccines and autism. If you can't provide credilble information, please don't spread your hysteria.
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Thanks again. I don't know why its a bit of a struggle finding baking products in Switzerland. I can't be that Americanized. Brown sugar (packed or otherwise), corn syrup, cream of tartar... anyway, let me see how i get along- send you a shout if it's successful
Cream of tartar available at the pharmacy - weinsteinpulver

Corn syrup subsitute, and 10x more expensive - Sucrisse - Flussiger Zucker

Brown sugar - reformhaus ( healthstore ) 6x more expensive - Mascovado sugar

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The "funny" bit is that the use of corn syrup vs. using sugar in your baking recipes has much more to do with agricultural policies (the US heavily subsidizing corn producers while continental European countries push the production of sugar beet) and the subsequent marketing than with baking itself.
Well, I use Cornsyrup because it helps your sugar mixture from crystalising, and I'm South African.

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Yeah, just like the 'research' supporting the effects of homeopathic remedies and the link between vaccines and autism. If you can't provide credilble information, please don't spread your hysteria.
HUH? Hysteria about Corn syrup??
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Same old story, FCBarca?
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Well, I use Cornsyrup because it helps your sugar mixture from crystalising, and I'm South African.
That may well be. What I was getting at is that she complained about the difficulty of getting "baking products". If you look at old american recipes, they always used sugar (cane or sugar beet). But then, as the agricultural policies in the US made corn syrup cheaper, corn syrup gradually replaced "normal" sugar in the recipes.

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HUH? Hysteria about Corn syrup??
Actually, that is more about "loading" pre-processed food and fast food with HFCS than about using corn syrup for baking at home.
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