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Old 03.03.2006, 22:40
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peanut butter?

I just posted this question on one of the epat mailing lists, but maybe you guys (who are probably the same people? ) have an idea as well.

I'm looking for peanut butter! I keep finding the same brand, a 300g "authentic american" which is sold at coop and globus.

I'm looking for err .. something bigger? (I know that's sad, but it's not for me, really! my sweetie is such a piglet! )

And preferably tasty and crunchy.
Thanks for any tips! I might try jelmoli this weekend though I dunno ...
In canada there's millions of different brands, here there's 1 ?
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Old 04.03.2006, 14:24
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Re: peanut butter?

I have not in my six months here found anything bigger. I have heard that the Reformhaus has bigger containers but I do not know this for a fact.

I do miss my Skippy.
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Re: peanut butter?

The crunchy authentic american peanut butter is as good as skippy's. Although it can't be bought by the litre, it's not as expensive as foie gras, so just buy more tubs at a time, but not all of it, leave some for me :¬)
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Old 06.03.2006, 10:31
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Re: peanut butter?

I have never seen big tubs of peanut butter in the reformhaus but they do have HUGE tubs of almond butter, smooth and very very tasty!!
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Old 06.03.2006, 14:51
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Re: peanut butter?

I remember what it's called - buy it from Coop, Barneys Best, crunchy and good. My GF demands and approves.
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Re: peanut butter?

Here's some good news to all you peanut butter fans (creamy and crunchy alike)....Peanut butter is really simple to make at home. All you need is a decent blender/food processor, roasted unsalted and shelled peanuts (make yourself, or buy in any Coop/Migros), peanut oil (available in Coop/Migros).

Here's how:

Place 500 gr. of roasted shelled and unsalted peanuts in a blender/food processor. Add a tsp. of sea salt, and with the lid secured, blend until the mixture becomes paste-like or spreadable...This will take about 3-4 minutes. Add about 2 tsp. of peanut oil, and continue to blend until you achieve your desired consistency. If you are a fan of crunchy peanut butter, simply stir in some roughly chopped roasted and unsalted peanuts after the blending. You should end up with about 250 gr. of delicious peanut butter - all costing less than CHF 4.... Fresh made peanut butter should be refrigerated, and the oil my separate...but no problem...Simply stir it well and it will come back together...


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Old 08.03.2006, 15:22
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Re: peanut butter?

Thats very dangerous information... it may result in serious peanut butter addiction!
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Re: peanut butter?

More terrible news...you can make the same paste using almonds, hazelnuts, sesame seeds (tahini), and walnuts....adjust the oil to suit your desires...

Perhaps we should start a dieting thread (or look into pilatus training)

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Re: peanut butter?

ok you got me... I have an almond butter addiction
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Re: peanut butter?

Destiny,

I have just seen American peanut butter (both crunchy and smooth!!!) at http://www.le-shop.ch - Migros' internet shopping site for home delivery in CH.

It's under International Products --> USA products. Funny how it's available on the internet shopping, but I've never actually seen it in any Migros. They've got Cadbury Creme eggs, too!

You can enter the person's email who referred you. PM me for that, if you want.

For home delivery you have to make an order of more than 95 CHF. I managed to do this by selecting those hard-to-find items that I wanted plus a whole bunch of other crap that I would have normally bought anyway in the shops. Only now, it will be delivered for 12 CHF and an additional 5 CHF for cooling bags.

Cadbury eggs! Hurry up, Easter!!!!
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Old 14.03.2006, 07:38
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Re: peanut butter?

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You are going to buy American "chocolate" in Switzerland..... I can't say I follow that logic, but each to his/her own. The peanut butter part I can understand, there aren't many competing products on offer.
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Old 14.03.2006, 11:43
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Re: peanut butter?

I thought Cadbury's eggs were british?
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Re: peanut butter?

I bought this Barney's brand too. Bad news though, it contains hydrogenated fats, aka transfats, and by the look of the contents, a hell of lot (perhaps up to 9grams/100gr, which puts it right up there with KFC type food in terms of heart disease inducing fats).
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They've got Cadbury Creme eggs, too!
Amazingly i've met people over here who don't love Creme eggs
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Re: peanut butter?

I prefer the reeces peanut butter easter eggs to the cadbury eggs. I once met a lady who made reeces peanut butter cups, and they tasted like them too! I got the recipe from her and lost it. Anyone happen to have one?
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Re: peanut butter?

You can buy Reeces peanut butter cups from the candy store in ZH bahnhof (the one underground, out towards the Bahnhofquai tram stops).
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Old 25.08.2006, 10:06
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Re: peanut butter?

Yes, I've had these, but they have the same problem the ones in the States have - they don't taste fresh. That's why I like the eggs... they are so fresh and soooo good. A recipe for the inside would be better though, then I wouldn't have to wait for Easter
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Old 25.08.2006, 14:35
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Re: peanut butter?

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That's why I like the eggs... they are so fresh and soooo good.
Creme eggs. Creme, not cream. Why is that? And why do we call them Cream Eggs? But it's not cream. It's not even creme. It's horrible.

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Thats very dangerous information... it may result in serious peanut butter addiction!
Very dangerous indeed!
Since trying the recipe, I ate tooooo much peanut butter, and my mixer got toasted. Maybe not enough oil? I added a little honey to the mix and it tastes much like the store bought peanut butter - yum!
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