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Old 21.09.2010, 16:27
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

The Coop Fine Food Blackcurrant Jam is gorgeous!!! It is made in GB and is full of fruit.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:27
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OK. Just checked it out. Thanks Peg!

They have;

Paxo Sage and Onion Stuffing
Oxo Cubes - Beef + Lamb + Chicken
Waterthins Crackers - Classic + Pepper and Chive
Coleman's English Mustard (tubes, not powder)
Bisto Gravy Granules (4.70)
Rose's Lemon and Lime Marmalade
Branston Pickle
Coleman's Classic Mint Sauce
Coleman's Bramley Apple Sauce
Mrs H. S. Ball's Original Pickle (5.90)
Mrs H. S. Ball's Chilli Chutney (5.90)
Golden Shred Orange Marmalade
Batchellor's Mushy Peas (3.60 for 300g )


I've added the prices for the things I bought. (Never heard of Mrs H. S. Ball)

+ Coop usually stock Heinz Tomato Soup and Heinz Beans
I was raised on Mrs Balls Chilli and Mrs Balls Mango chutneys. They're South African and awesome.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:28
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Seville oranges are really cheap, the one I bought for my last batch of marmalade were only CHF12. The amount I got made about 15 jars IIRC.

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Have you seen the price of oranges here?

I quite like the CO-OP Fine Food marmalade. Is that the one you've seen?
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:33
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leshop.ch has PG tips, Tetleys, HP sauce, colmans mustard, birds custard powder, and loads more.
Unfortunately they don't seem to keep them in the shop, which is a shame as there's one right outside my door, unless it's just my particular Migros that doesn't stock these goodies.

I think there's a small coop up the road, might go try my luck up there.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:38
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Now if only someone sold proper growlers (pork pies) to eat with the 5 cans of mushy peas I bought, and to test the chutneys.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:40
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Unfortunately they don't seem to keep them in the shop, which is a shame as there's one right outside my door, unless it's just my particular Migros that doesn't stock these goodies.

I think there's a small coop up the road, might go try my luck up there.
Dunno. I only shop at a one M Migros and leshop.ch or a giant Coop. I've never been to a MMM Migros. I find that all the supermarkets here are hit and miss. Coop has Heinz beans on 50% of the time I visit.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:40
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Now if only someone sold proper growlers (pork pies) to eat with the 5 cans of mushy peas I bought, and to test the chutneys.
Scotch eggs, pasties, sausage rolls.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:41
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Now if only someone sold proper growlers (pork pies) to eat with the 5 cans of mushy peas I bought, and to test the chutneys.
Spacey sells excellent pies! I recommend the chicken balti one.
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Old 21.09.2010, 17:18
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Have you seen the price of oranges here?

I quite like the CO-OP Fine Food marmalade. Is that the one you've seen?

I can't remember what I've had before, right now the one in the 'fridge is from Aldi I think. I have tried them from Coop and Migros before though and they're a bit bitter for on toast for me. They ARE good as a flavoring for making a sweet n sour type dressing or if I'm making "Asian style" orange chicken.
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Old 21.09.2010, 20:32
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Spacey sells excellent pies! I recommend the chicken balti one.
Pies? I made one myself (using Coop pastry and the leftovers of a pan of scouse and Sundays leftover beef in stout).

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Old 21.09.2010, 20:34
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pasties
This kind of thing?



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Old 21.09.2010, 20:48
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I can't remember what I've had before, right now the one in the 'fridge is from Aldi I think. I have tried them from Coop and Migros before though and they're a bit bitter for on toast for me. They ARE good as a flavoring for making a sweet n sour type dressing or if I'm making "Asian style" orange chicken.
did you use a strong, wholemeal bread and thickly spread butter?
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Old 21.09.2010, 20:49
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I found some English muffins - "Weizen Toast Brötchen" in the Coop today!!!!
They really are muffins - dusted in cornmeal and ready split - yahoooooo!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately,had to buy a pack of salted butter to go along.....there go my good intentions....!!
I've tried these (Dietlikon big Coop).

Plenty of butter (+ kam/marmite etc) and bingo...
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Old 21.09.2010, 20:56
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Please .. where is the volta centre in Basel? I need to go shopping ...
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Old 21.09.2010, 20:57
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I can't remember what I've had before, right now the one in the 'fridge is from Aldi I think. I have tried them from Coop and Migros before though and they're a bit bitter for on toast for me. They ARE good as a flavoring for making a sweet n sour type dressing or if I'm making "Asian style" orange chicken.
You'll probably find the Co-Op Fine food one a bit bitter as well.
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Old 21.09.2010, 23:37
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Now if only someone sold proper growlers (pork pies) to eat with the 5 cans of mushy peas I bought, and to test the chutneys.
It is being worked on (and only a Yorkshireman would call them Growlers)

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Spacey sells excellent pies! I recommend the chicken balti one.
Yes, but they ain't Growlers! (yet)
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Old 21.09.2010, 23:50
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Most of that list are things I've bought in larger Coops since years ago. Except Batchelor's peas and the Mrs. Ball's chutney-they used to have Sharwood's Mango. Thay've just grouped them together!
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Old 23.09.2010, 09:45
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Please .. where is the volta centre in Basel? I need to go shopping ...
This is at the St. Johann Banhoff, right on the 1 tram line. (Also "easily" gotten to via the 36, 38, 31 and 50 bus, being just a couple blocks walk down from Kannenfeldplatz)
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Co-op Pies:
Co-op now has Beef & Vegetable Pie - saw then today in Wollishofen (Zurich).

SFr 4.90 for a 220g pie. Quite fillling and OK but a bit stodgy pastry, but that may be because it didn't make it home - I had it cold. (Says can be eaten hot or cold).
THey also had a Chicken Tandoori version:
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Coop in Sihl City (Zürich) now has selection of English food. The end of one of the aisles. Never before have I seen such a barren space in Coop. Bar a few mushy peas on the bottom shelf, some oxo cubes and a couple of containers of Bisto, they were completely sold out. Here's hoping for a bit of expansion.

I'm hoping for lucozade, but I know that's a long shot.
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