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"American" food currently at Lidl

I was at Lidl today and saw a whole special section on "American" food. Bagels, pancake mix, marshmallows (1.49 CHF for a 300g bag), among other things. Also, "hamburger" sauce. I'm not sure what that is, because they also had ketchup.

Anyway, for those craving these things, check it out. It seems to be a temporary offer.

P.S. These marshmallows, made in the Netherlands, have instructions for preparation on the back in six languages. Not, however, in English, so you'd better make sure you know how to roast a marshmallow!
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Old 27.02.2012, 15:22
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

Great! The North American bio food invasion has commenced ....
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Old 27.02.2012, 15:24
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I was at Lidl today and saw a whole special section on "American" food. Bagels, pancake mix, marshmallows (1.49 CHF for a 300g bag), among other things. Also, "hamburger" sauce. I'm not sure what that is, because they also had ketchup.

Anyway, for those craving these things, check it out. It seems to be a temporary offer.

P.S. These marshmallows, made in the Netherlands, have instructions for preparation on the back in six languages. Not, however, in English, so you'd better make sure you know how to roast a marshmallow!
Those products are mostly part of an American "line" of products but aren't necessarily American products per se, as there are diffferent laws and regulations as well as certain cultural factors pertaining to food and its importation from another continent. It is nevertheless a good deal and I got me some peanut butter on Saturday.
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Old 27.02.2012, 15:25
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

are kids still allowed to roast marshmallows on sticks?

how about weenies?


EDIT.... hey speeking of weenies.. hiya LiB
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

We got some of the american popcorn shrimps when we went on sat and they were very nice
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Old 27.02.2012, 15:29
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

Lidls often carry different nationalities foods, such as British, French, Asian and as you saw American.

Definitely worth looking out for, especially if you make a lot of currys using coconut milk....when it's Asian week the milk's about a quarter of the price it is in places like Migros.

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Old 27.02.2012, 15:43
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P.S. These marshmallows, made in the Netherlands, have instructions for preparation on the back in six languages. Not, however, in English, so you'd better make sure you know how to roast a marshmallow!
Why, with a torch like the statue of liberty just like the front of the package suggests.

Mmm...s'mores. Don't suppose they included graham crackers, too?
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Old 27.02.2012, 15:55
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Those products are mostly part of an American "line" of products but aren't necessarily American products per se, as there are diffferent laws and regulations as well as certain cultural factors pertaining to food and its importation from another continent. It is nevertheless a good deal and I got me some peanut butter on Saturday.
How is the peanut butter? My stash of Skippy that my MiL imported for me ran out a month ago. Would be nice if there was something close to it better than the garbage I get at Migros and Coop.
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Mmm...s'mores. Don't suppose they included graham crackers, too?
I asked the cashier where the graham crackers and Hershey's cholate are. Of course she didn't knwo why I was asking, so I had to explain how s'mores are made. It's not exactly the season anyway.

The "American" peanut butter is made in the UK. Aldi had a similar campaign a few months ago. The chocolate chip cookies were made in Turkey but came with stars and stripes -- they weren't bad, by the way. I didn't have the heart to try the other stuff, though.

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How is the peanut butter? My stash of Skippy that my MiL imported for me ran out a month ago. Would be nice if there was something close to it better than the garbage I get at Migros and Coop.
I only bought the smooth variety. It's better than the usual German stuff we get in Switzerland, but it's definitely too salty for making peanut butter cookies, you know, the ones without flour, only peanut butter, sugar and an egg.
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Old 28.02.2012, 11:16
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

I saw that line too....the english used for product description was british english....haha
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Old 28.02.2012, 11:20
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

Go to your nearest Radikal store (operated by Otto's). You'll find US marshmallows, peanut butter, Uncle Ben's sauces, etc. at prices cheaper than most other places.

Right now, you can get a bag of giant marshmallows for SFr. 1.50. Beat that.

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.
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It seems to be a temporary offer.
It is. Similar to your special hamburger weeks at your favourite junk food place. I don't think the stuff at Lidl (or Aldi) is imported from English-speaking countries, just marketed as such.
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How is the peanut butter? My stash of Skippy that my MiL imported for me ran out a month ago. Would be nice if there was something close to it better than the garbage I get at Migros and Coop.
The peanut butter is probably no worse than the others here. I got the crunchy, they also have smooth. It seems very pale in colour compared to what I'm used to back in Australia, but maybe that depends on where the peanuts are grown. Pricewise, it's cheaper at Lidl so may be worth stocking up if that's a staple in your pantry.
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I saw that line too....the english used for product description was british english....haha
That would be the English that is spelled correctly?
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That would be the English that is spelled correctly?
Nope, it's the English that adds too many letters and doesn't pronounce enough of them.
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Old 28.02.2012, 14:09
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That would be the English that is spelled correctly?
Thats all debatable...it just struck me as odd that their marketing department would ok putting british english on an "American" product.
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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

Do you really think the peanut butter here is that bad? We bought a jar of it last week when we landed because the kiddos LOVE peanut butter and honey sandwiches. The peanut butter reminds me of the natural pb you get stateside--not salty, not sweet--just tastes like peanuts

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Re: "American" food currently at Lidl

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
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Old 28.02.2012, 14:34
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Do you really think the peanut butter here is that bad? We bought a jar of it last week when we landed because the kiddos LOVE peanut butter and honey sandwiches. The peanut butter reminds me of the natural pb you get stateside--not salty, not sweet--just tastes like peanuts
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.
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...the kiddos LOVE peanut butter and honey sandwiches.
Good god, if we fed that to ours she'd be bouncing round the room like a hummingbird on crack.
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