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Old 21.09.2010, 14:44
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New: UK foods at Coop

I thought to give a "heads up" as I noticed something new when I went to the Coop at Volta Center today...

One of the "end cap" displays near the frozen foods has some food from UK including mint jelly, orange marmalade, oxo stock cubes and stuffing mix (other stuff too that I'm forgetting ).

I'm thinking to get some stuffing mix later, even though it's probably not exactly the same as I'd get in the US for Thanksgiving, hopefully it is close enough.
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Old 21.09.2010, 14:48
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Great find Was it dessert jelly or the kind you serve with lamb?
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

Just went on to Coop's webpage (being on a diet is making me OBSESSED with food) to see if they had more info and... They have a Great Britain section now but their suggestion for an "English Breakfast" is the sissy version of salted butter and bagels. Since when are bagels English?

But good to hear about the Oxo cubes, fun things can be done with them for a quick meal.
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Old 21.09.2010, 14:53
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Great find Was it dessert jelly or the kind you serve with lamb?
Sorry Castro, I've never used it ( ) and don't know.
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Sorry Castro, I've never used it ( ) and don't know.
It's probably the Coleman type, that's what I saw in Zurich. Don't know which one that's for.
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Old 21.09.2010, 14:59
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But good to hear about the Oxo cubes, fun things can be done with them for a quick meal.
Good timing too.

Getting in from a cold day, 1 Oxo cube in a cup with boiling water and white pepper. Lovely and makes you feel toasty.
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:00
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I'm thinking to get some stuffing mix later, even though it's probably not exactly the same as I'd get in the US for Thanksgiving, hopefully it is close enough.
Watch it, Economisto will be along in a minute telling you to make it yourself.

Seriously though, stuffing is so easy to make.
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It's probably the Coleman type, that's what I saw in Zurich. Don't know which one that's for.
Woohooo! thats the one I want its a tangy mint vinegerette sauce that sometimes comes in a jellified form. Its a vital condiment to my enjoyment of a roast leg of lamb.
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:12
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

I'll pop in on my way home in a few minutes to check (and maybe stock up).
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:14
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Watch it, Economisto will be along in a minute telling you to make it yourself.

Seriously though, stuffing is so easy to make.
Make it yourself.
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:21
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Make it yourself.


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Old 21.09.2010, 15:33
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Watch it, Economisto will be along in a minute telling you to make it yourself.

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Make it yourself.

Aww man, I'm already contemplating making "American breakfast sausage" and there are plenty of other recipes I HAVE learned to make with local product substitutions as well as making other things from scratch that I used to use mixes and other cheats for... now I have to dry bread myself just so I can season it and moisten it again?

If I'm going to bread for something other than sandwiches, I may as well make bread pudding instead of stuffing!




(Although, depending on the price of it, I may do that anyhow)
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Just went on to Coop's webpage (being on a diet is making me OBSESSED with food) to see if they had more info and... They have a Great Britain section now but their suggestion for an "English Breakfast" is the sissy version of salted butter and bagels. Since when are bagels English?
Wow, they got loads in that section, apart from the few odd ones (like bagels) we got jams, curds and marmalade. Nice selection of tea, but no "everyday" tetleys or pg tips. Weetabix

Biscuits, including digestives, shortbreads and hob nobs.

Bisto gravies and OXO stock cubes.

Branston Pickle (Hurrah!), apple + mint sauce, colmans english mustard, and chutney

That's basically the contents of my suitcase from a trip home.

Where the curry sauce?
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:50
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Where the curry sauce?
I've not peeked at the website BUT I know that the Coop I mentioned has a selection of Patak's items along the same aisle that ends with the new end cap UK foods display. They have some other pickle stuff (hot pickle things that "go with" curry as opposed to dill pickles like I'd put in my tuna salad) also there.

I have to say I'm more and more pleased with this Coop as time goes along. They've rearranged some of the item placement and gotten some new product in as well as "always" having had a pretty fair selection of "ethnic" type food.
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Old 21.09.2010, 15:51
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

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....!!
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Aww man, I'm already contemplating making "American breakfast sausage" and there are plenty of other recipes I HAVE learned to make with local product substitutions as well as making other things from scratch that I used to use mixes and other cheats for... now I have to dry bread myself just so I can season it and moisten it again?
No, the whole point of making it fresh is that you don't use stale, dried bread (and dried sage etc) but fresh bread (and sage etc)
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:20
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No, the whole point of making it fresh is that you don't use stale, dried bread (and dried sage etc) but fresh bread (and sage etc)

Ok, ok, you got me there.


I am quite interested to try some of the marmalade they have though, having gotten some of the "English Muffins" (thanks for reminder Leni, I did get some last weekend and forgot), I'd love to have some good orange marmalade on them instead of the "bitter orange" that I've found here.

Or is this another thing I should make myself?
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Wow, they got loads in that section, apart from the few odd ones (like bagels) we got jams, curds and marmalade. Nice selection of tea, but no "everyday" tetleys or pg tips. Weetabix

Biscuits, including digestives, shortbreads and hob nobs.

Bisto gravies and OXO stock cubes.

Branston Pickle (Hurrah!), apple + mint sauce, colmans english mustard, and chutney

That's basically the contents of my suitcase from a trip home.

Where the curry sauce?
leshop.ch has PG tips, Tetleys, HP sauce, colmans mustard, birds custard powder, and loads more.
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Old 21.09.2010, 16:25
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Re: "UK Food Find" Basel Coop

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 Chutney (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
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Ok, ok, you got me there.


I am quite interested to try some of the marmalade they have though, having gotten some of the "English Muffins" (thanks for reminder Leni, I did get some last weekend and forgot), I'd love to have some good orange marmalade on them instead of the "bitter orange" that I've found here.

Or is this another thing I should make myself?
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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