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Old 02.01.2020, 23:57
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.... migros selection or alnatura icecreams are among the best in the world (especially recommend alnatura lemon), etc.
Agreed, discovered the sélection ice-cream just lately!
Did not try alnatura yet, will do next, du to your recommendation.
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Lindt chocolate spread (40% hazelnuts, seen only in Lindt factory stores and Jelmoli so far) is really good. I am not a fan of Lindt, but this is a really good product with a great taste and ingredients (be aware of the inferior one sold in coop that has 25% hazelnuts and also other inferior ingredients, definitely not the same thing). It is also much better imo than the much more expensive Spruengli one.
You can buy it in quite a few places now. It's one of the very few that doesn't contain palm oil which my children have decided to boycott after watching something about rain forests.
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I may be wrong but I think I have seen the Lindt spread at Otto's in the past. I was a little surprised to see it. It might be worth a look if you have an Otto's close to you.
they don't sell it in Otto's, but sometimes in Otto's they have some items only for a short period and not later. it may also be that they were selling the inferior version btw.
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You can buy it in quite a few places now. It's one of the very few that doesn't contain palm oil which my children have decided to boycott after watching something about rain forests.

do you happen to know where in Zurich? (I am aware of Jelmoli only, but they charge quite a premium)
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do you happen to know where in Zurich? (I am aware of Jelmoli only, but they charge quite a premium)
I asked my wife - She bought it (on more than one occasion) at Coop.
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they don't sell it in Otto's, but sometimes in Otto's they have some items only for a short period and not later. it may also be that they were selling the inferior version btw.
Otto's used to be called "Otto's Restposten". The idea of the founder was - and is - to buy up stock other shops want out or from shops closing down (and he gets cheap) and sell it on cheaply.
While they have their own product range now, they're still strong in the odd lot business.
Which is why you can buy some pretty unusual stuff there but can't get more of it when you go back later.

Otto's to me is always worth a walk through when I'm in the building (the Turkish shop is in the same house). There may be 100 things nobody needs in my opinion and then there is this one groovy gadget.
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I asked my wife - She bought it (on more than one occasion) at Coop.

Are you sure that's the right one? Because the ones I saw in coop are of inferior quality. 40% hazelnuts vs 25% hazelnuts and no vegetable oils vs vegetable oils. They also taste VERY different.
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Are you sure that's the right one? Because the ones I saw in coop are of inferior quality. 40% hazelnuts vs 25% hazelnuts and no vegetable oils vs vegetable oils. They also taste VERY different.
I think it was probably the cheaper one - I didn't realise there was more than one. I don't touch the stuff myself.



I'll check later but I probably wouldn't get your hopes up. Obviously the Coop shopper isn't as discerning as the Jemoli one.
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Are you sure that's the right one? Because the ones I saw in coop are of inferior quality. 40% hazelnuts vs 25% hazelnuts and no vegetable oils vs vegetable oils. They also taste VERY different.
Is it this one? https://www.coopathome.ch/de/superma...nuss/p/6275575



EDIT - oops, just re-read your post and see you were looking for one with 40% nuts.

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Re: Favorite Switzerland grocery store foods

I don't really give allegience to any supermarket as I shop wherever I feel like it, but I will say that any time I need to stick to a budget, the big Lidl that opened up in Binningen BL is my salvation and I can get a bus there 2 mins walk from my flat. I used to go to the one on Clarastrasse when I lived in Kleinbasel and noticed recently that they are going to move into the mall at Rebgasse.

Special times of the year like Christmas I love to get a few bits in from Globus.
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Re: Favorite Switzerland grocery store foods

Lindt CH on-line has it as well.

Free shipping as of CHF 80.- Shipping is CHF 6.90 per order if less than CHF 80.-

Link DE: https://www.lindt.ch/de/shop/kategor...haselnuss-220g
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Re: Favorite Switzerland grocery store foods

I really like the Frey Tourist Dark chocolate bar at Migros.
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Re: Favorite Switzerland grocery store foods

Wasn't sure where to put this but wondering if anyone has come across a fruit here in Switzerland that originates from the US - Sumo Citrus, a hybrid of pomelo, navel & mandarins

Distinguished by it's large size & knot at the top




If you've never had the pleasure, they are quite delicious & not quite like any mandarin you've had before
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Wasn't sure where to put this but wondering if anyone has come across a fruit here in Switzerland that originates from the US - Sumo Citrus, a hybrid of pomelo, navel & mandarins

Distinguished by it's large size & knot at the top




If you've never had the pleasure, they are quite delicious & not quite like any mandarin you've had before
Where did you buy them?

I want.

Sincerely,

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Wasn't sure where to put this but wondering if anyone has come across a fruit here in Switzerland that originates from the US - Sumo Citrus, a hybrid of pomelo, navel & mandarins

Distinguished by it's large size & knot at the top
A Dekopon. Its a Japanese invention. Sumo Ciitrus is an US trade mark.
https://www.delish.com/food-news/a26...citrus-orange/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekopon


I have only seen the similar looking Minneolas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tangelo
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneola_(Frucht)
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Where did you buy them?

I want.

Sincerely,

Citrus Addict.
They're soooo good. My father introduced them to me when I visited a couple of years ago and then I had more of them last year in SF when I became fully hooked. Now that I am enjoying mandarin season here in Switzerland, I talked to my Dad about how good they are and he proceeded to send me pics of sumo citrus he bought

Clowned by my own father, now I must see if I can find them here
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Re: Favorite Switzerland grocery store foods

I think citrus is the next best thing on earth right after people. And avocados! I just read up on fiber in those, wow.

We don't even get pomelos here in Migros, we eat more of pomelos and lichis back in CZ, due to big Vietnamese community that imports them and sells them in their minimarkets.

It is always in SF that I discover some new Asian fruit.

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