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Old 21.01.2017, 16:39
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

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According to wiki a cream cracker is very similar to matzo crackers, but a cream cracker contains yeast. So in theory the Sainsburys, Waitrose, etc. ones should all be pretty similar.
I've just looked on Amazon.de and they sell multipacks of Jacobs Crackers, would it be possible for someone nearer to you to order some? Might have to be delivered to a German address though... afraid I don't understand german so I'm not sure if they'll shop this particular item to Switzerland, but might be worth looking into if you want to stock up!

https://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_no...cream+crackers
I did a little test and the third one down on that list ( the 12x300g) option will certainly ship to Switzerland. It came to 30€ plus about 12€ postage and packing.

The Waitrose crackers are the high bake water biscuits so are a little drier and crisper than cream crackers. They often sell the Waitrose stuff at 50% off in Manor if they are approaching their sell by date so it is likely they will get more in.

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Ohhh, you're a bit touchy about your Jacobs
I'm not actually a fan of them but hubby likes them with cheese so it became a bit of a mission to find them when coop stopped selling them.

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Old 21.01.2017, 16:42
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Nope, according to amazon.de they don't deliver this to Switzerland.
We got this in Switzerland - different brandname - I know for sure but I don't know the name as it's not something I eat really. Someone will know when looking at the picture.
Why do you think they're different brands? They're both very clearly Jacobs Cream Crackers, it's just the pictures on the wrappings are slightly different.

Anyway, it's possible that meloncollie knows someone who could order them for her, several EF members seem to have access to german postal addresses for this kind of emergency.

@BM, thanks for checking a little further into the Amazon.de link, my german simply wasn't up to it!
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Old 21.01.2017, 16:55
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Why do you think they're different brands? They're both very clearly Jacobs Cream Crackers, it's just the pictures on the wrappings are slightly different.
What is it with people not reading posts? Ah, probably the same as with people not listening.
I wrote: <<We got this in Switzerland - different brandname - I know for sure but I don't know the name>>
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What is it with people not reading posts? Ah, probably the same as with people not listening.
I wrote: <<We got this in Switzerland - different brandname - I know for sure but I don't know the name>>
Because you wrote exactly that. "We got this in Switzerland - different brandname...."
The brand name in Switzerland is the same, Jacobs.
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Old 21.01.2017, 17:10
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

Nope, the stuff we make in Switzerland is not calle Jacob's but never mind ...

They can also be ordered here and here and here .... if one insists on the brand-name.
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Old 21.01.2017, 17:32
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Nope, the stuff we make in Switzerland is not calle Jacob's but never mind ...
Could you post a picture if it or at least tell us where to get them because I have not seen anything on sale here that is even remotely like cream crackers. It's not just the brand name that's important as there are brands other than Jacobs (we get one from intermarche in France) it's the type of cracker.
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Old 21.01.2017, 17:39
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

I've also exhausted all of my look and search possibilities (am also used to seeing them on the shelves). The only place that I know would be Globus, Zürich. Unfortunately couldn't pop-by today due to 'flu.
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Old 21.01.2017, 17:44
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Could you post a picture if it or at least tell us where to get them because I have not seen anything on sale here that is even remotely like cream crackers. It's not just the brand name that's important as there are brands other than Jacobs (we get one from intermarche in France) it's the type of cracker.
I'll keep my eyes open and if I see them I'll make a picture. You can then decide if it's the same thing or a good enough replacement. Like Züri Rollt I only remember seing them on the shelf, so I wouldn't know what to search for in the net.
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

We picked some Jacob's cream crackers up at the big Coop in Sihl City just after Christmas.
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Old 21.01.2017, 18:03
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I'll keep my eyes open and if I see them I'll make a picture. You can then decide if it's the same thing or a good enough replacement. Like Züri Rollt I only remember seing them on the shelf, so I wouldn't know what to search for in the net.
Could you also keep an eye-out for Cheesies while you at it? (Puffy, cheesie things that may be known under the name of Wotsitz). I'll make it worth your while.
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Old 21.01.2017, 18:15
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Could you also keep an eye-out for Cheesies while you at it? (Puffy, cheesie things that may be known under the name of Wotsitz). I'll make it worth your while.
I can. I did mention though that I hate shopping so I don't usually look too closely at anything else but the stuff on my list. But ahh well, I'll do it. If only to find out what you come up with to make it worth my while <giggle>.
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Old 21.01.2017, 18:18
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I can. I did mention though that I hate shopping so I don't usually look too closely at anything else but the stuff on my list. But ahh well, I'll do it. If only to find out what you come up with to make it worth my while <giggle>.
The <giggle> bit was a bit worrying, but thanks!
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Old 21.01.2017, 18:38
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The <giggle> bit was a bit worrying, but thanks!
Well, I would have no idea how to make it "worth his/her while" to a complete stranger, so it made me wonder.
Btw. you do know that thiese cheese-thingies can't possibly be healthy .... yeah, yeah, I'll shut up.
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Old 21.01.2017, 21:02
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

Our local Coop in Albisrieden used to have them then stopped a year ago or so. I will have a look in Letzipark for you as my office is close by.
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Old 22.01.2017, 22:00
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

I usually get my fix of Jacobs Cream Crackers from the large Coop just opposite HB. They hide them on a shelf in the back right had corner near the bread.
They had some when I was there last week, so there is probably still some there now unless there has been a rush on them.
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Old 24.01.2017, 23:47
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

Holy hiding in plain sight, batman...

Jacob's Cream Crackers can be bought from LeShop.ch, in the International/Great Britain section. CHF 2.70 for 200g.

https://leshop.ch/en/supermarket/int.../great-britain

Didn't think to look there because I am generally not a Migros shopper, and when the large Migros at Seedamm (Pfäffikon SZ) didn't carry them, I gave Migros up as a lost cause. How wrong I was...
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Old 25.01.2017, 00:11
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Holy hiding in plain sight, batman...

Jacob's Cream Crackers can be bought from LeShop.ch, in the International/Great Britain section. CHF 2.70 for 200g.

https://leshop.ch/en/supermarket/int.../great-britain

Didn't think to look there because I am generally not a Migros shopper, and when the large Migros at Seedamm (Pfäffikon SZ) didn't carry them, I gave Migros up as a lost cause. How wrong I was...
Wow, I didn't know that "division". The strangest thing is that they list loads of alcoholic beverages - and Migros is not supposed to sell alcohol, it's in their statutes
No malt vinegar though

addition: Did I see that correctly, one can order and then pick the stuff up?
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Old 25.01.2017, 00:16
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Wow, I didn't know that "division". The strangest thing is that they list loads of alcoholic beverages - and Migros is not supposed to sell alcohol, it's in their statutes
No malt vinegar though
They sell alcohol through their self-imposed loophole, mainly through Denner and Migrolino. Therefore, leshop functions as an umbrella for multiple affiliates and is not limited to only Migros products.
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Old 25.01.2017, 10:05
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Holy hiding in plain sight, batman...

Jacob's Cream Crackers can be bought from LeShop.ch, in the International/Great Britain section. CHF 2.70 for 200g.

https://leshop.ch/en/supermarket/int.../great-britain

Didn't think to look there because I am generally not a Migros shopper, and when the large Migros at Seedamm (Pfäffikon SZ) didn't carry them, I gave Migros up as a lost cause. How wrong I was...
I don't know why I didn't think of that as I think I got them from there in the past.
I don't shop in a Migros, and they don't sell have the stuff they have on LeShop in their stores anyway, but I have bought things from the LeShop site ( mostly the international food bit) when hubby has been placing a beer and wine order.

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No malt vinegar though

addition: Did I see that correctly, one can order and then pick the stuff up?
They sell Sarson's malt vinegar in the larger coop stores in their international food section.

You can do the order and pick up thing but only at certain locations, not every store offers that option.
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Old 25.01.2017, 10:08
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Re: Jacob's Cream Crackers or water biscuits?

coop in zug also sell jacobs crackers, and branston, pickled onions, stuffing etc etc
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