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Swiss gifts to send to the US

I need to send a few gifts back to the US. Has anyone come across a store that does "typical" Swiss gifts that will send them to the US for you?

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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

try this one:

http://www.zuerich.com/en/Visitor/Ex...h-details.html

"dolmetsch" is specialiced in high quality swiss gifts, including all kind of swiss (army) knives.

if you are into chocolate, try "vollenweider". they are much better than "sprüngli".

http://www.vollenweiderchocolatier.ch
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Old 13.02.2011, 21:01
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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

Every time my daughter goes to the US (once or twice a year), she loads her suitcases with Lindt chocolate, Sugus, Gruyere, and Raclette.

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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

http://www.teddyssouvenirshop.ch/ was quite good. i dont know if they send it for you though but they had some nice stuff (although as usual in Zurich, quite over-priced imo). Some of the clocks are quite Swiss and would make good gift ideas. There are smaller ones that aren't so expensive and would be quite easy to send.
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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

It's almost too bad, but you can get Lindt everywhere here now. Might not be as "fresh" as that brought by suitcase, but it's the same. I think I've seen it for 3-4 years. Now Spruengli ... that is a treat.
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It's almost too bad, but you can get Lindt everywhere here now. Might not be as "fresh" as that brought by suitcase, but it's the same. I think I've seen it for 3-4 years. Now Spruengli ... that is a treat.
Lindt has been around in the USA for much longer than just 3 - 4 years, but much of it is made in the USA, hence just as fresh as here. I cannot say it's different from the original, apart from the fact that there are US varieties that are not sold in Switzerland, just as Lindor truffles with peanut butter (!).
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Lindt has been around in the USA for much longer than just 3 - 4 years, but much of it is made in the USA, hence just as fresh as here. I cannot say it's different from the original, apart from the fact that there are US varieties that are not sold in Switzerland, just as Lindor truffles with peanut butter (!).
I guess I was thinking that for the past few years you can get it at Walgreens. It used to be at least a little bit special ... but not when it's 2 for $3 at Meijer.

The world is flatter and flatter. It's harder to find those special presents than it used to be.
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Every time my daughter goes to the US (once or twice a year), she loads her suitcases with Lindt chocolate, Sugus, Gruyere, and Raclette.

Tom
I'm surprised she can bring in cheese. Thought that was a no-no?

Costco now sells this Gruyere from Emmi. I know that Emmi is a big company, but is this cheese considered lower quality?
http://www.letsgokings.com/bbs/f10/c...ere-60372.html
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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

Since you are in Zug, I'd bring back some Etter Kirsch, Bsetzi- Stein and Zuger Chriesiblüeten from Aeschbach Chocolatier.

Just dont bring Zuger Kirschstängeli- they explode in- flight making everything smell like Kirsch (learned the hard way!)
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Re: Swiss gifts to send to the US

you may want to check out this company...they have a lot of tat but a few nice things and as they are based in the states ( Wisconsin ) it may save you a few USD / CHF shipping.

I ordered a few things from them over Christmas and everything arrived fine.

http://www.shopswiss.com/
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It's almost too bad, but you can get Lindt everywhere here now. Might not be as "fresh" as that brought by suitcase, but it's the same. I think I've seen it for 3-4 years. Now Spruengli ... that is a treat.
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Lindt has been around in the USA for much longer than just 3 - 4 years, but much of it is made in the USA, hence just as fresh as here. I cannot say it's different from the original, apart from the fact that there are US varieties that are not sold in Switzerland, just as Lindor truffles with peanut butter (!).
The U.S. Lindt chocolate has different ingredients to the Swiss one. It contains palm oil and other cheaper ingredients.

This has been mentioned before here. To be diplomatic, all I can say is that whilst some people can taste the difference, others can't.
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I'm surprised she can bring in cheese. Thought that was a no-no?
Not if it's hard cheese, and/or vacuum packed.

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