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Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

Being from the US, I sure miss root beer! The only thing I found was A&W(better than nothing but too sweet for me) in some places but I cant find other brands like IBC Root Beer, Barques, and other brands.

Anyone know where to find root beer and perhaps other craft sodas like cream soda and orange soda? It's the little things that count
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

Root beer is available where Americans make up at least 15% of the population. For people who didn't grow up with it, it tastes like the Paint & Thinners department.
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

Sorry, if you want those you'll have to move back home. There's simply no demand for them here. Even American Food Avenue only stocks the A&W.

http://afoodave.ch/collections/beverages/soda

You can always go Swiss and drink Rivella instead.
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

Root beer is crap - much better to drink dandelion and burdock.
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

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Root beer is crap - much better to drink dandelion and burdock.
I think it is ridiculous that neither Migros or Coop stock a low sales volume drink from my home country

Where can I buy Cream Soda, Irn Bru and Vimto??
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Being from the US, I sure miss root beer! The only thing I found was A&W(better than nothing but too sweet for me) in some places but I cant find other brands like IBC Root Beer, Barques, and other brands.

Anyone know where to find root beer and perhaps other craft sodas like cream soda and orange soda? It's the little things that count
Oooohhh, cream(ing) soda! I haven't had that for decades!

Though if you think root beer is too sweet...
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I think it is ridiculous that neither Migros or Coop stock a low sales volume drink from my home country

Where can I buy Cream Soda, Irn Bru and Vimto??
Believe it or not, I saw Irn Bru in Coop a while ago. It was great. Tasted like girrrrrderrrrs.

ETA: Irn Bru at Coop
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

You have the American Market down in this area of the country.

http://americanmarket.ch
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Root beer is crap - much better to drink dandelion and burdock.
Glad you think that way, more for me.
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Root beer is available where Americans make up at least 15% of the population. For people who didn't grow up with it, it tastes like the Paint & Thinners department.
I know, it's a very unusual drink for people who haven't tried it. But it's so good, especially with ice cream
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

Craft Sodas?

Gazosa!
http://www.gazosa1883.ch/
http://www.gazosa.info/
and many others from Ticino (Bellinzona, Biasca, Locarno, Lugano, Mendrisio, Personico, Misox ).

or make your own
http://www.ticino.ch/en/commons/deta...zept/3003.html
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I know, it's a very unusual drink for people who haven't tried it. But it's so good, especially with ice cream
Floats? Once, just to know what you guys are talking about, never again.
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

The "Lollipop" shops in the Niederdorf and main station have a variety of root beers and other imported sodas (including bacon soda).

Alternatively, there's a grocery shop in one of the arches of the indoor Viadukt market which sells all kinds of interesting sodas - all European, as far as I'm aware, but an interesting change from Rivella and Coke.
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Do they have cheese soda too?
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Believe it or not, I saw Irn Bru in Coop a while ago. It was great. Tasted like girrrrrderrrrs.

ETA: Irn Bru at Coop
They stopped selling it quite a while ago, around here at least, so I guess there wasn't a big enough market for it.
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They stopped selling it quite a while ago, around here at least, so I guess there wasn't a big enough market for it.
... or the only person who ever bought it moved back to Scotland...
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Do they have cheese soda too?
Nah, you can get that from any Kiosk...
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

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I'm not talking about Rivella, silly. I fancy something like Kraft Cheddar, as orange as a carrot, just sparkly instead of sticky.
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Re: Root beer and craft sodas! Where can I find it?

To the OP, aren't you the one who has a Swiss boyfriend and you tried to live here once, moved back to the US and are now here again to make a fresh start?

If so, yearning for obscure things like root beer is not the way to go. If you really are serious about assimilating this time, learn to drink Rivella, be happy with Coke or start drinking wine like the rest of us.

Did you not learn your lesson the first time? Find alternatives for your big, cheap bottles of Tylenol, full-strength bleach, brown sugar and deodorant soap. (And root beer.) Love your boyfriend, learn his language, embrace his country and his culture and move on. You can still be American, but you don't have to so blatantly act like such a stereotype. It gives the rest of us, (and there aren't many left of us, quite frankly), a bad name.
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