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Old 21.05.2013, 16:40
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

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Seriously, you need to try Cini Minis. They do them in strawberry flavour too now. Germany or France might have more exotic cereal.

I totally understand childhood memory cravings - just not Lucky Charms, my expectations must have been too high, damn you Bart Simpson!
You sure it was Lucky Charms Bart eat? I thought it was the mutli coloured loops, now thats something I have never tried or feel like trying.
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Old 21.05.2013, 16:43
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You sure it was Lucky Charms Bart eat? I thought it was the mutli coloured loops, now thats something I have never tried or feel like trying.
They're called something else, but from what they are described as, it's Lucky Charms.
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Old 21.05.2013, 17:24
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Seriously, you need to try Cini Minis. They do them in strawberry flavour too now. Germany or France might have more exotic cereal.

I totally understand childhood memory cravings - just not Lucky Charms, my expectations must have been too high, damn you Bart Simpson!

ETA: Migros sometimes does a "Caramelised Almond" crunchy muesli, that stuff is like crack too. Are there Fruit Loops on Switzerland? They have them in Germany...
No fruit loops here. I will look for the strawberry cini minis. Sounds promising.
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Old 21.05.2013, 17:42
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

Let me know how they are, I hate artificial strawberry flavour but if they are as flavourful as their cinnamon counterparts, they should be interesting.
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Old 21.05.2013, 18:17
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

I though that I had seen them at one of the bigger Carrefour markets in France, but I looked a a midsize store after reading your post this morning and had no luck.

They had;

Cookie Crisp
Honey Bunches of Oats
Frosted Flakes
Golden Grahams
Sugar Smacks
and about 10 varieties of Cocoa Puffs

No Lucky Charms.
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Old 21.05.2013, 19:10
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

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Seriously, you need to try Cini Minis. They do them in strawberry flavour too now. Germany or France might have more exotic cereal.

I totally understand childhood memory cravings - just not Lucky Charms, my expectations must have been too high, damn you Bart Simpson!

ETA: Migros sometimes does a "Caramelised Almond" crunchy muesli, that stuff is like crack too. Are there Fruit Loops on Switzerland? They have them in Germany...

Fruit Loops? A supermarket in SA had a rat infestation and the rats ate the cardboard containers of the Fruit Loops, but left the cereal.
Animals are very intelligent creatures - somehow they know when something is not healthy for them. Or is it different for rats?
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Old 21.05.2013, 20:15
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

They have them in the upstairs part of Orell Füssli in Zurich. CHF 10.90.
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The english Orell Füssli that is.
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

While we are on the subject of man made stuff that looks like food and is marketed as food - but is well, questionable.

Moon Pies!!!
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Old 21.05.2013, 20:50
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While we are on the subject of man made stuff that looks like food and is marketed as food - but is well, questionable.

Moon Pies!!!

Definitely not a food...
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Old 22.05.2013, 00:18
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I though that I had seen them at one of the bigger Carrefour markets in France, but I looked a a midsize store after reading your post this morning and had no luck.

They had;

Cookie Crisp
Honey Bunches of Oats
Frosted Flakes
Golden Grahams
Sugar Smacks
and about 10 varieties of Cocoa Puffs

No Lucky Charms.
Wow great work. Thanks for the effort I really appreciate it. At least we tried. Now I will definitely have to order them online.
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Old 22.05.2013, 00:21
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While we are on the subject of man made stuff that looks like food and is marketed as food - but is well, questionable.

Moon Pies!!!
Moon pies are great. Now I want some of them as well. lol
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Old 22.05.2013, 00:23
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Wow great work. Thanks for the effort I really appreciate it. At least we tried. Now I will definitely have to order them online.
Here's an online store based in Switzerland - CHF 10.50 for a box of cereal? Why the hell not, eh?
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Old 22.05.2013, 00:32
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Here's an online store based in Switzerland - CHF 10.50 for a box of cereal? Why the hell not, eh?
Thanks again Kittster
This store looks good. My wife and I just took and she is also happy because now she can get baking soda as well.
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Old 22.05.2013, 00:35
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

That's Backpulver, isn't it? If you mean Bicarbonate of Soda, that's "Natron" in Migros/Coop but don't bother buying that, get yourself to Germany and buy Kaiser Natron in a big box.
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Old 22.05.2013, 22:17
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That's Backpulver, isn't it? If you mean Bicarbonate of Soda, that's "Natron" in Migros/Coop but don't bother buying that, get yourself to Germany and buy Kaiser Natron in a big box.
Backpulver is baking powder. Baking soda is a component of Natron but not exactly the same thing. I remember we used to put a box of baking soda in the fridge when I was young to keep the fridge fresh but I am not really sure what my wife needs it for. I just know she recently got an American recipe book.
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

Backpulver aka baking powder is sodium hydrogen bicarbonate (aka Natronhydrogenbicarbonat aka Natron aka bicarb aka lots of names) plus something added, I forget what. Baking soda is just bicarb, they don't sell it in boxes in Switzerland but the stuff called Kaiser-Natron you can get in Germany is definitely what is known as baking soda. I use it as such and my cakes / cupcakes and things turn out pretty well. Cheapest place to get bicarb has been Italy, but maybe I just missed it elsewhere. There they sell it in big white cartons marked with "Solvay bicarbonato di sodio" in blue, praising its "thousands of uses" for about EUR 1.50? Might be a bit more or even less, no idea, it was so cheap that I didn't pay attention.

By the way, I spotted the introduction of a limited edition Marshmallow Flavoured Energy Milk (that stuff Emmi makes, formerly advertised by DJ Bobo). Now if you could stick that stuff over Lucky Charms cereals, surely some part of your brain's artificial flavour recognition centre will explode, no?
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

You can get a British-brand baking powder and baking soda in the Jelmoli grocery store in little containers that are about 1/4 cup each. But I usually just get mine at Coop or Migros, where baking powder is called "Backpulver" and baking soda is called "Natron..." something or other. They come in little packets. I've never had a problem using those in American recipes that call for baking powder or soda.
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Re: Lucky Charms Cereal

Lucky Charms... those little marshmallows are like styrofoam.

I ate lots of those back in my pot-smoking college days.

And I'd still eat 'em.

But what I really miss are Apple Jacks.
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Old 23.05.2013, 00:38
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Lucky Charms... those little marshmallows are like styrofoam.

I ate lots of those back in my pot-smoking college days.

And I'd still eat 'em.

But what I really miss are Apple Jacks.
Yes Apple Jack are great as well. I had forgotten about them.
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