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Old 28.02.2012, 14:59
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Thats all debatable...it just struck me as odd that their marketing department would ok putting british english on an "American" product.
Hmm... that would require them to know the difference in the first place.
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Warning: I've found out the Swiss don't like marshmallows so if you end up buying 7 bags, make sure you know someone who'll eat the stuff.
I know at least ONE Swiss who likes marshmallows. Bet there are more.
Always buy mine at Migros. The package says original American (with the recipe for 'smores on the backside). Tested them on some original American in the form of marshmallow treats. Didn't hear him complaining. But maybe his mouth was just too stuffed full?
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Old 28.02.2012, 15:46
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Hey man, I think that you are cool and all but who would go looking for Miller or Hershey's. Honestly, I think both of these are a mistake, even on the N. American continent.

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These products are made in Europe (as far as I know).

If you want some real American stuff you need to order it online, or you may find a store or two that sell stuff like Hershey's and American beer (watch the label on the beers though, some of them are not brewed in the states but here, unter "supervision", Miller beers for example. Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada pale ale are original beers.)

But judging from my experience, it's only freak American enthusiasts like me who care, real Americans usually don't care that much
You can totally make Smores with Swiss cookies (instead of the mediocre graham crackers try the wafer cookies or even shortbread if you are a high roller) and especially freakin' Swiss (dark!) chocolate. Elevates this delight to haute cuisine. I made some this summer, and it was fantastic.

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Old 28.02.2012, 16:00
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I know at least ONE Swiss who likes marshmallows. Bet there are more.
Always buy mine at Migros. The package says original American (with the recipe for 'smores on the backside). Tested them on some original American in the form of marshmallow treats. Didn't hear him complaining. But maybe his mouth was just too stuffed full?
Swiss who discover that melted marshmallows are spread across the top of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving soon learn of their awesomeness.

Marshmallows also a vital component of Rice Krispie treats, something else that is awesome.
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Old 28.02.2012, 16:28
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Honestly, I think both of these are a mistake, even on the N. American continent.
I know some folks up in Wisconsin who would see that a little different
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Old 29.02.2012, 16:06
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The peanut butter in Coop is not too bad, but it comes in tiny and expensive jars. Still not as good as Skippy.

The sludge they call peanut butter at Migros is just plain awful.

If you look at the ingredients to both brands, you'll find sugar is one of the main ingredients.
Well, my kids LOVE the Migros "sludge" And, while sugar is the third ingredient listed, it's only 6g in ~6Tbsp vs. Skippy's 9g in 6Tbsp. Not a big difference, I'll admit, but one I appreciate. Like anything in life peanut butter is a matter of personal preference. And, since you don't like the Migros brand, that means my kids will always have your jar available to buy
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You can totally make Smores with Swiss cookies (instead of the mediocre graham crackers try the wafer cookies or even shortbread if you are a high roller) and especially freakin' Swiss (dark!) chocolate. Elevates this delight to haute cuisine. I made some this summer, and it was fantastic.
Oh wow, that must be an absolute dream with Mahony chocolate...
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Old 29.02.2012, 18:44
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The peanut butter in Coop is not too bad, but it comes in tiny and expensive jars. Still not as good as Skippy.

The sludge they call peanut butter at Migros is just plain awful.

If you look at the ingredients to both brands, you'll find sugar is one of the main ingredients.
I just had to buy a jar from Migros this week as the nearby Coop was out and you aren't kidding when you describe it as 'sludge'. They must add a whole lot of oil to it for it to be so soupy which is a bit odd. What I wonder is why you can't get just plain peanut butter, i.e. with only peanuts. The honey roasted peanut butter you can get freshly ground at WF makes it hard to enjoy anything less...including skippy.
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Old 29.02.2012, 18:49
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I know some folks up in Wisconsin who would see that a little different
Yeah, but they would also argue the Leinenkugel is an import...
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Swiss who discover that melted marshmallows are spread across the top of sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving soon learn of their awesomeness.

Marshmallows also a vital component of Rice Krispie treats, something else that is awesome.

I have had many a swiss person tell me they won't touch marshmallows, but oddly they seemed to devour those rice krispy treats I made.....
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

We've got the American range at Lidl in England too.
Their own version of Oreo biscuits are bloody excellent....snap them up whilst you can.
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Old 29.02.2012, 21:56
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Good god, if we fed that to ours she'd be bouncing round the room like a hummingbird on crack.
Yeah, but it's cheaper than crack. Well, maybe not in Switzerland, but generally.
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I just had to buy a jar from Migros this week as the nearby Coop was out and you aren't kidding when you describe it as 'sludge'. They must add a whole lot of oil to it for it to be so soupy which is a bit odd. What I wonder is why you can't get just plain peanut butter, i.e. with only peanuts. The honey roasted peanut butter you can get freshly ground at WF makes it hard to enjoy anything less...including skippy.
Ok, so I've only been in Switzerland for one week and am still definitely in the "honeymoon" phase, but I would KILL for a Whole Foods...and a decent sized car
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Old 29.02.2012, 22:02
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

I'm keep telling you people:
a) bag of salted roasted peanuts from Coop/Migros/Aldi.... (a big bag at Coop/Migros is like 3 CHF)
b) bit of peanut oil
c) food processor

Process peanuts until a paste forms. Drizzle in a little (doesn't take much) peanut oil until it reaches the desired consistency. Process until smooth. If you like chunky, just add some more after you reach the smooth paste stage but don't process until smooth. No sugar/preservatives added. You'll never go back and you get a lot more peanut butter for the money.
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Old 29.02.2012, 22:03
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Ok, so I've only been in Switzerland for one week and am still definitely in the "honeymoon" phase, but I would KILL for a Whole Foods...and a decent sized car
I'll send you pictures next month so we can dispel the notion that you can't get good food in America.
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I'll send you pictures next month so we can dispel the notion that you can't get good food in America.
Now don't go making me all homesick after only a month. Maybe save those pics for my 1 year anniversary in Switzerland. And, I KNOW you can get good food in America (and in Switzerland)--it's made in my kitchen!
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Old 29.02.2012, 22:54
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

The yank food campaign in Lidl is an old one, a couple of months, so I wouldn't stress too much about rushing there to get your fix. The apparently yank sandwich sauce they have is heaven. The Migros sludge sucks, the taste is ok, but who wants to eat oil with a bit of peanut paste, it does not even stick to the bread. Anything, but this. The last nut paste I got in a Geneva Organic store was so nice, I think it was almonds.
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

I saw American sweet pop corn also available at LIDL
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

Our American food will start here on the 3rd. Can't believe we will have it too down here!
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

For those of you in the Geneva/Nyon area, the Casino in Divonne stocks crunchy Peter Pan peanut butter, as well as Dr. Pepper, A&W Root Beer/Cream Soda, Campbell's soups, Bisquick, Aunt Jemima pancake mix, and cake mixes that are cheaper than the American Store, among other things!
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