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Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Hi everyone
I wanted to make some pumpkin muffins and pies. So I have been looking for the spice mix called allspice. I can't seem to find it anywhere so I am attempting to make a blend of my own with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardomon but if anyone has seen something similar please let me know.
Have a great day, I'm off to do some baking.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allspice
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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piment
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https://www.coopathome.ch/en/Promoti...?refCat=m_0140
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Old 04.04.2017, 11:51
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

As above, the name you need to look for is Piment, but I get my spices from the Asian stores at Zurich Hauptbahnhof. Perhaps you have something similar near you.

http://www.asia-store.ch/standorte.html
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

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... the spice mix called allspice ...
The name does lead to confusion like canadianpixie I thought for years that it was a mix of lots of spices.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Thank you so much
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.com/engl/

there are quite a few synonyms for allspice! http://gernot-katzers-spice-pages.co.../Pime_dio.html
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

It is used in Jamaican cooking, so maybe check an African food store if there are any around you.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Again thank you everyone for taking the time to guide me to where I can purchase the spice I feel like I have been stumbling around in the dark for awhile here and you all shed light onto a dilmema so quickly, truly great community spirit
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It is used in Jamaican cooking, so maybe check an African food store if there are any around you.
You do know that Jamaica is in the Caribbean?
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You do know that Jamaica is in the Caribbean?
The African stores in Sydney sold products from pretty much every country that had African heritage, I thought it worth a shot if nothing else pans out.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Used a lot in middle eastern cooking - most Turkish stores should have it.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Its also called Jamaika Pfeffer here. Its not stocked in most supermarkets, but in places like Jelmoli and Globus or specialist spice stores, like Schwarzenbach.

About two Euros on Amazon for 50gms its about 8 Francs here.

I should add there ain't no jerk chicken without allspice.

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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

It's generally called Nelkenpfeffer in the German side of the country (not to be confused with Nelken which are cloves).
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

I used to think that allspice was the same as mixed spice, but it turns out that mixed spice contains allspice, as well as others such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

As others have said, it goes by various names, notably Jamaican Pepper. For those less familiar with it, the flavour is something like a combination of black pepper, clove, cinnamon and anise, hence its more usual name in English.

It's available ground or in dried berries, and the latter are very prominent in a lot of Greek cooking, e.g. Stifado, where the slow stewing process, as well as infusing the whole dish, plumps them up into wonderful intense balls of warmth, so are best left whole, IMO, with perhaps some ground as well if you really want it to taste strongly of it.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Manor in Lausanne had it around Christmas time, and it was labeled "Allspice".....no German or French translation. I checked back last month, and it was not there. It may be a seasonal thing, but I think looking at some of the food stores that stock more global products might be helpful.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

Just waiting for canadienpixie to figure out that canned pumpkin is way harder to find than allspice.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

In Zurich I've seen it in Barkat. Also the Indian shop on the corner of Buckhauserstrasse and Baslerstrasse.
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Re: Can you buy "allspice" in Switzerland?

I've just bought allspice at Migros. It's also available at Coop. Both are grinder jars, although for Migros the spice is semi-ground, whereas Coop is whole grains.



German: Nelkenpfeffer
French: piment / piment de Jamaïque
Italian pimento
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