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Are these Swiss products?

The Swiss Roll and Swiss Buns are commonly sold in the UK. I have not seen either on my travels in Switzerland (not that I particularly wanted either).

Do they have any Swiss heritage? If not, how do they come to be named?

Do you have any other examples of product names that don't appear to relate to their origin (Milky Way and Mars excluded )

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Old 06.05.2011, 18:54
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Swiss Chard isn't from Switzerland, comes from Sicily originally and is very Mediterranean in terms of style.

English Muffins only exist in the States
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Old 06.05.2011, 19:10
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Panama hats are not made in Panama. Or so i read somewhere
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

French letters are called English hoods in F/Suisse Romande, etc.

My kids loved to say 'how do you make a Swiss roll? Just push her down the hill?

In my native village we have a speciality called 'Fleurisanne' which is a Chelsea bun cake in UK.
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

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.... but do they know how to make a Venetian blind?
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Are Maltesers from Malta?
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Old 07.05.2011, 08:39
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Bud is actually a ripped thing, Budweis is a town in Czech Rep, making Budweiser Beer that Americans tried to nick (I think they had to settle for Bud, but not sure).

Pilsener made all over the world should only be made in Pilsen, another beer city in Czech. I wish we were famous for other things than booze..

We have our own variation of Swiss role, it comes with cabbage and ham inside, sprinkled with caramelized onions on top.



I think Swiss wouldn't know it, either.

We also make Bavarian donuts (not sure why they are called this)




then Spanish birds




and not that many of my Irish friends actually mess their coffee with booze

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Old 07.05.2011, 08:50
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Bud is actually a ripped thing, Budweis is a town in Czech Rep, making Budweiser Beer that Americans tried to nick (I think they had to settle for Bud, but not sure).
One of my all time favourite bottled beers - makes the US stuff seem like the equivalent of making love on a punt. My preferred US bottle beer was MGD and even Zima had more natural colour and flavour (ha).
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Thanks for the other examples. Some of them appear to have some connection with the location in their name.

Irish coffee was apparently first served in Ireland for American tourists. Panama hats originate in Ecuador but were shipped via Panama. (From Wiki).

All I can see for the 'Swiss' products in my first post is that they don't originate from Switzerland. No explanation of how the 'Swiss' bit got added on.
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

A jam doughnut is called a berliner everywhere, except Berlin, where it is called a Pfannkuche .

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Re: Are these Swiss products?

French doors are just called doors. In France.
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Mars Bars are actually from Saturn.

Swiss Rolls, I've seen here - roulard.
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

I was going to ask, why is Swiss Toni called Swiss Toni? But the first Youtube I found of Swiss Toni, he explains it.



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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Swiss cheese in the U.S, has never been near Switzerland. Actually, come to think of it, it's never been near a cow either.
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

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Swiss Chard isn't from Switzerland, comes from Sicily originally and is very Mediterranean in terms of style.

English Muffins only exist in the States
Just like English toast bread here...
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Scotch eggs
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French doors are just called doors. In France.
you mean Freedom doors?
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Re: Are these Swiss products?

Thanks for setting my tastebuds into memory mode: Eccles cakes, Bakewell tarts/pudding and Chorley cakes. I miss cornish pasties!

I see that Americans may have coined Swiss roll along with the "Yodel" cake in the 70's. I wonder if they're related and it was just marketing?
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Thanks for setting my tastebuds into memory mode: Eccles cakes, Bakewell tarts/pudding and Chorley cakes. I miss cornish pasties!

I see that Americans may have coined Swiss roll along with the "Yodel" cake in the 70's. I wonder if they're related and it was just marketing?
We just call them HoHos.


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