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Migro are now selling a choice of English food items as of this week. That would be the larger Migro such as Clara Platz. Paxo stuffing, Jacobs crackers, Branston pickle Cadbury fingers etc. Same range as COOP Oberwil.
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Old 21.11.2022, 10:37
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Migro are now selling a choice of English food items as of this week. That would be the larger Migro such as Clara Platz. Paxo stuffing, Jacobs crackers, Branston pickle Cadbury fingers etc. Same range as COOP Oberwil.
Cool, loads of products from the 1970s!
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Oddly enough, Migros now sell Snowdonia cheddars - including the much coveted Black bomber
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Oddly enough, Migros now sell Snowdonia cheddars - including the much coveted Black bomber
They've been selling them for about 3 years.
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Re: British food items

Our local Lidl about this time of year sells 1lb (453g) blocks of Blue Stilton.

Still haven't found a reliable source for suet.
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Still haven't found a reliable source for suet.
A US lawyer?
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Re: British food items

We find the independent shops are still the best value for English goods rather than the multiples. For example Barkat in ZH Wiedikon has been selling Heinz beans at CHF1.50 for a 415g tin for as long as we can remember.
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Our local Lidl about this time of year sells 1lb (453g) blocks of Blue Stilton.

Still haven't found a reliable source for suet.
I found the best way to get suet is to go to a butcher and ask for Rindernierenfett. Cut it into bits freeze it and grate off and render as much as you need.
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Re: British food items

I was surprised to see Paxo stuffing sold in our small, local Migros yesterday. I use it for a topping (mixed with chopped pecans) on a spinach-artichoke dip that I have a recipe for.

Now if only I could find Lipton onion soup mix somewhere.
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I found the best way to get suet is to go to a butcher and ask for Rindernierenfett. Cut it into bits freeze it and grate off and render as much as you need.
Render it myself? Far too much effort.
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The Britshop.ch sell suet and when i just checked the vegetable one is on offer, though the beef one is currently out of stock.
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The Britshop.ch sell suet and when i just checked the vegetable one is on offer, though the beef one is currently out of stock.
Did someone ask for a lawyer?

https://jims.ch/?s=Suet&post_type=product
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Re: British food items

Well, I got all excited seeing Jacob's Cream Crackers mentioned, as I am perpetually looking for these in Switzerland.

Not available online, but according to their website there should have been two dozen packages in the local store.

So off I went... on wht proved to be a fool's errand. Not a cream cracker - or any British product - in sight. Staff had never seen or heard of such a thing.


Today's time waster reminded me why I rarely shop at Migros.


(Off to Britshop. Twice the price, but at least if they say they have something, they have it.)
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Old 22.11.2022, 17:32
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Re: British food items

To be honest, in my experience for Christmas pudding, butter will do in place of suet and the quality, quantity of other ingredients is going to make a much bigger difference to taste and texture.

I realised, reading this thread, I hadn't had all those old English steamed puddings for years - steak and kidney, treacle pudding and of course - spotted dick!
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Well, I got all excited seeing Jacob's Cream Crackers mentioned, as I am perpetually looking for these in Switzerland.

Not available online, but according to their website there should have been two dozen packages in the local store.

So off I went... on wht proved to be a fool's errand. Not a cream cracker - or any British product - in sight. Staff had never seen or heard of such a thing.


Today's time waster reminded me why I rarely shop at Migros.


(Off to Britshop. Twice the price, but at least if they say they have something, they have it.)
Manor here has lots of cream crackers. I don’t know how much they are but I can have a look tomorrow and send some to you if they’re better value than Britshop.

Our large Migros here doesn’t have a British section according to hubby who was there yesterday. That doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one though as he is very good at missing stuff that is right under his nose.
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Well, I got all excited seeing Jacob's Cream Crackers mentioned, as I am perpetually looking for these in Switzerland.
Larger Coops always have these in Zürich (at least mine in the City). Am there tomorrow, will take a quick look.
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Our large Migros here doesn’t have a British section according to hubby who was there yesterday. That doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t one though as he is very good at missing stuff that is right under his nose.
Not all do. I've noticed they are much more likely in the larger Migros located in areas frequented by expats.
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Well, I got all excited seeing Jacob's Cream Crackers mentioned, as I am perpetually looking for these in Switzerland.

Not available online, but according to their website there should have been two dozen packages in the local store.

So off I went... on wht proved to be a fool's errand. Not a cream cracker - or any British product - in sight. Staff had never seen or heard of such a thing.


Today's time waster reminded me why I rarely shop at Migros.


(Off to Britshop. Twice the price, but at least if they say they have something, they have it.)

All depends where you are and what they think they can sell. Thew Migros & Coop & Manor all have a lot of British and American products in Vevey to service the requirements of the Nescafards
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The Britshop.ch sell suet and when i just checked the vegetable one is on offer, though the beef one is currently out of stock.
The vegetable one is on special offer as it expires at the end of the year.

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Well, I got all excited seeing Jacob's Cream Crackers mentioned, as I am perpetually looking for these in Switzerland.

Not available online, but according to their website there should have been two dozen packages in the local store.

So off I went... on wht proved to be a fool's errand. Not a cream cracker - or any British product - in sight. Staff had never seen or heard of such a thing.


Today's time waster reminded me why I rarely shop at Migros.


(Off to Britshop. Twice the price, but at least if they say they have something, they have it.)
Our local Coop (Bottmingen) has them all the time. Nowadays, I use matzos - cheap and cheerful. But can handle even the strongest cheese.

I just used a box of Atora suet making 2l of homemade mincemeat. I'm planning next year to make it with actual minced beef, which is how it used to be.

Our Coop also sells jars of mincemeat. It's ok, but not as good as your own. I might try Tom1234's suggestion of butter. Or maybe ghee...
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The vegetable one is on special offer as it expires at the end of the year.

Our local Coop (Bottmingen) has them all the time. Nowadays, I use matzos - cheap and cheerful. But can handle even the strongest cheese.

I just used a box of Atora suet making 2l of homemade mincemeat. I'm planning next year to make it with actual minced beef, which is how it used to be.

Our Coop also sells jars of mincemeat. It's ok, but not as good as your own. I might try Tom1234's suggestion of butter.
Or maybe ghee...
In Christmas pudding. Not sure it would work in mincemeat.

Cool idea to make authentic mincemeat. Don't forget all the spices. I'm not sure when spiced food died out in the U.K. It may have been during the puritanical reign of Queen Victoria but before that, food was heavily spiced.
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