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Swiss replacement for Bisto

Before the pandemic we visited UK at least 4 times a year and returned with a car load of groceries, etc each time. Amongst several other things we are now running out of Bisto and we are certainly not going to pay ~ Ä15 for 454g of Bisto powder (common online price).

Can anyone suggest a suitable Swiss/German alternative gravy browning please? Do any of them give a good brown colour to a stock or jus?
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Re: Swiss replacement for Bisto

You can buy tubs of the Bisto gravy granules in the international sections of the large coop stores or from Britshop or Jimís or Bitesized online stores in Switzerland.
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Many thanks for the quick response but itís the powder we prefer to the granules.
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Many thanks for the quick response but itís the powder we prefer to the granules.
Jims also lists the original powder.

https://jimsbritishmarket.com/search...ch_query=Bisto
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Can anyone suggest a suitable Swiss/German alternative gravy browning please? Do any of them give a good brown colour to a stock or jus?
Bratensauce pulver, I think it's called. Definitely gives the brown colour.
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Re: Swiss replacement for Bisto

Awesome quality: https://www.oswald.ch/en/
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Awesome quality: https://www.oswald.ch/en/
Can you only buy this online?

Does the Bratensauce taste any different to the "standard" Knorr one you get in Migros/Coop?

The Knorr one is OK but it doesn't have the depth of flavour of e.g. Bisto, to me it's like beef that wasn't cooked hot enough and doesn't have the almost burned outside.
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Can you only buy this online?

Does the Bratensauce taste any different to the "standard" Knorr one you get in Migros/Coop?

The Knorr one is OK but it doesn't have the depth of flavour of e.g. Bisto, to me it's like beef that wasn't cooked hot enough and doesn't have the almost burned outside.
I only used it for colour. I always use the meat juices to add proper flavour (and other herbs and spices). I say used, as we've still got a stash of gravy granules!
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Re: Swiss replacement for Bisto

I highly recommend using a concentrated high quality "fond" over the powdered kind any day ...

https://www.coop.ch/en/food/inventor...tock/p/3721700

https://www.coop.ch/en/food/inventor...tock/p/3022914
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Can you only buy this online?

Does the Bratensauce taste any different to the "standard" Knorr one you get in Migros/Coop?

The Knorr one is OK but it doesn't have the depth of flavour of e.g. Bisto, to me it's like beef that wasn't cooked hot enough and doesn't have the almost burned outside.
You can find some of their produts at Manor or in some butchery shops.

You can also buy some "discovery test packs" and see if you like them.

To me, these are the best on the market, nothing to do with Knorr or other brands available in Switzerland.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you how they compare to Bisto as I have never used it.
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Re: Swiss replacement for Bisto

Meat juices, a stock cube and a tablespoon of cornflour mixed to a paste with cold water
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I highly recommend using a concentrated high quality "fond" over the powdered kind any day ...

https://www.coop.ch/en/food/inventor...tock/p/3721700

https://www.coop.ch/en/food/inventor...tock/p/3022914
Many thanks for this. it looks very interesting. We tend to use a well flavoured stock from the meat and reduce it a bit before thickening with Bisto for the dark brown colour. We have several methods for thickening sauces and jus but weíre old fashioned and like a dark gravy without too much effort!
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