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Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

Dear Muesli fans,

I have become addicted to the swiss version of muesli (specially the one I get in Credit Suisse) and I am in the quest to find the best one in town and hopefully figure out on how to make it.

It will be great to hear stories of the best Muesli you have ever tasted and where?

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Old 18.03.2017, 23:13
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

FYI, there's not a Swiss "version" of muesli. It was invented by a Swiss. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muesli

As for what is the best, I find that to be very subjective. Some people like lots of fruit, others not. Some like it really mushy and others a bit more crunchy. Some use milk and some yogurt. Some like fresh fruit and others dried.

To point you in the right direction of a recipe that might suit, what makes the one you get at Credit Suisse so good (i.e. texture, flavor, etc.)?
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To point you in the right direction of a recipe that might suit, what makes the one you get at Credit Suisse so good (i.e. texture, flavor, etc.)?
There's cocaine in it.

Oh, no, not cocaine. Ah, what am I on about? No, what d'you call them. Raisins.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I eat my muesli dry, no milk, no yoghurt, no coffee. (Is pouring coffee over muesli really a thing, or do I simply know some strange people?)

My complaint is that most commercial mueslis fall into two categories: complete sugar bomb, or tasteless cardboard.

I finally something found approaching the holy grail of breakfast cereals, something that falls towards the healthier side of the middle, tasty without being overly sweet, and not so hard as to provoke unexpected visits to the dentist.

Fine Food Yucatan Crisp.

Pretty good stuff if you like your breakfast cereal dry. A little too much fat due to the nuts and more sugar than I would ideally want, but the taste is not too sweet. Adding in some additional toasted bran fixes that. On the whole, it's the closest to a decent start to the morning I have found so far.

Of course I could make mine from scratch. But I'm not firing on all cylinders that early in the morning.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

Speaking of muesli - has anyone seen this shop in Zurich

Great if you've got more money than sense but I think I'll be sticking to my Prix Garantee bumper bag of porridge oats with a banana and a bit of honey chucked in.

OP - you can mix your own concoction in there but be warned: it's expensive.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

OH swears by this Co op Qualité & Prix Natural Crunch Muesli with Greek yogurt. I don't touch the stuff having previously broken two teeth on hazelnuts in my erstwhilse favourite, Jordans Original.


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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I have a pic of the cover.. (attached). Perhaps on Monday will get it with the contents :-)

It is mushy and sweet. Perhaps I can cut out the raisins a bit and get a tiny bit healthy

Thanks for the useful posts. The tips are valuable. I will hopefully figure this out and make the best version of Muesli in town
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

There are three muesli packs that I buy regularly, to alternate the flavour and textures a bit: Aldi version with fruits, Migros budget fruits (found it has fewer sugars than their other brands), but the one which OH and I both like is the Edeka fruits and nuts. I sometimes drive to Germany just to get Muesli. I know, sad!
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

Maybe you are referring to Bircher Müesli?

Bircherműesli You hav probably eaten muesli for breakfast before, but may not have known it was invented in Switzerland around 1900, by Dr Maximilian Bircher-Benner. Believing that a diet of cereals, fruits and vegetables was better for humans than a heavy meat-based diet, he created birchműesli – a mix of rolled oat flakes, fruit, nuts, lemon juice and condensed milk – for patients in his Zurich sanatorium. It's still eaten today, and not only eaten at breakfast but sometimes in the evening, too.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

In the last 69 years, I've never eaten a factory-made Birchermüesli. I use oats (unfortunately, the various kinds of oatmeal, oatbran, rolled oats etc. available in the USA are not known here), fruit, milk, yoghurt, some crunchy stuff like home-roasted sunflower seeds, puffed oats or cashew kernels, and some honey or stevia for sweetening. This way I can create all kinds of variations at whim. Can be frozen too.

My American OH got introduced to it by m.h.s. at her home in the north-eastern Midwest 13 years ago, and she immediately became an addict. She called it "börtscher myuusli," though, and my entire Swiss clan began jestingly using that pronunciation. When my Swiss sister-in-law treated her to a börtscher myuusli with strawberry yoghurt on her first visit to Switzerland, she called it "pink stuff," and that soon became family vernacular too, even when it is not pink.


EDIT: Forgot to mention: Since spoonerisms are an important part of our family heritage, more often than not we actually call it, "stink puff."
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

For me its "my muesli"
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

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Speaking of muesli - has anyone seen this shop in Zurich
There's a shop in Bern too. It's crazy expensive stuff but I've tried several varieties and it's pretty good stuff, not too loaded with sugar. I liked the high protein one the best. Well, not the price.

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It is mushy and sweet. Perhaps I can cut out the raisins a bit and get a tiny bit healthy
Raisins aren't necessarily unhealthy. And you could just ask CS if they have a recipe they're willing to share, or if they buy the muesli in a bag and then doctor it up.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I really like the Birchermüesli at Sprüngli (the classical is usually better than the seasonal IMO). Most of their stores will serve it in a take-away box.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I often make my own, though it has to be done at least a day in advance.

I buy two or three different varieties of basic supermarket oats / cereal and mix them up in a large bowl, along with a handful or two of raisins, nuts, seeds etc. Then half-fill a plastic container with some of the mixture, adding enough apple juice to give them a good soaking, plus some chopped fresh apple and a big dollop of natural yoghurt. Give it a final stir (but not too much), then put the lid on and leave in the fridge overnight. Leave some space in the container as it can expand a little once the liquid soaks in.

Next morning, it will be a lovely fruity mush. I make enough to see me through 3 servings. It can get a bit too sloppy after that. Err on the side of caution with the apple juice and yoghurt. You can't do much about it if it's too wet, but if it's too dry you can always add a bit more in the morning.

As with all these things, it all comes down to trial and error and personal taste. I would never add sugar or honey. The mixture should be sweet enough already.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I make it myself, buy oats, grains, seeds etc whatever I fancy, mix all of them together with nuts and some honey, bake it for 30min on low heat. then you can add dried fruit, milk, joghurt however you like it. usually make a big batch and that keeps for months in a well closing container. you can leave out the honey, have done that too.
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

MyMuesli shop is great for that but also making it alone is good, fresh fruits...or even porridge which is quite similar but you need to cook it, I make it usually with coconut milk, cinnamon and honey plus bananas if you want it even nicer!
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Re: Best Swiss Muesli in Town?

I make mine at home too.

I get the oats from Migros and mix them with chopped almonds, cashew nuts, Dried cranberries, raisins, and sometimes coconut flakes.

I like it a bit crunchy so I mix it when I want to eat it.
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