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Old 06.03.2007, 18:01
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Re: Buying American food, ingredients in Switzerland(Lausanne)

Stefano, back to the original post... you say your Aunt is old, and likes to cook with American products.

Dare I ask what "old" means? , ( *looking for my walkin stick 'ere* )
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Re: Buying American food, ingredients in Switzerland(Lausanne)

Hey Guys...

So Stefano, check this website...[url]www.afoodave.com... they are great..
American Market in Geneva is way too expensive...
I found out that even some of the online shop of us food in switzerland are really expensive...
I think this one (www.afoodave.com) is good.
you give a try, you'll decide...

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Re: I am trying to find American Food in Switzerland please help!!!

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Re: Buying American food, ingredients in Switzerland(Lausanne)

Thanks guys,

really appreciate that...in fact now i am aware of what to do...
Thank you evolver for the adress, thank Grinch, Thank Bigfly...
and if i have forgot anyone....sorryyyyyy...

www.afoodave.com is fantastic...thanks bigfly for the info....
the others are ok...some of them them expensive and nothing incredible inside.
www.britshop.ch is good, but as evolver mention i was looking for something else...but evolver i will forward the site to some english frined around if they don t know it already.

Thanks again
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American-food store ??

Hey!

I know the food here is better, healthier and all that but lately ive been kinda missing some of the american food like the candy, beef jerky...
So is there any stores that sell american food (preferably in the area Zürich/Zug/Luzern)??
I googled it but didnt find anything!

Thanks for ur answers! ;D
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Re: American-food store ??

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I googled it but didnt find anything!
Searching for American Food in this forum leads to this thread...

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Re: American-food store ??

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I googled it but didnt find anything!
maybe we should rename our search function on the site to "Google". Seems Jack found what there is - alternately you can of course request care packages from your US rellies?
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Re: American-food store ??

Or find someone who is going home to the US-- when I go back, I routinely take orders from friends here in DK, bring an empty suitcase, and end up crossing my fingers that I do not get charged for bieng over the weight limit when returning!
I was home a few weeks ago, and this round was sloppy joe mix, peeps (god are they horrible), easter egg coloring kits and reece's peanut butter cups.
there is also a web shop called *from us to eu*that finds what you need and ships it. It is a Dutch woman who lives in PA:
http://www.fromus2eu.com/introduction_en.htm
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Re: Buying American food, ingredients in Switzerland(Lausanne)

Here is an online one. Dutch woman who lives in PA and will get what you need:

http://www.fromus2eu.com/introduction_en.htm

Or have your rellie bring it. I routinely bring home boxed/canned/bagged stuff on occassion without a problem.

The food quality is MUCH better in CH-- no hormones, little if any pesticides, no GMO at all. Yet I understand how it is nice to get up in the morning and see something from home. Hence I bring back Whole Foods Market Organic Olive Oil (yes, I know I can get organic oil here in DK), for it is nice to see sitting on the kitchen counter top.
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Re: American-food store ??

I've merged this post with another post about American food - an effort to keep requests for Aunt Jemima and Kraft mac n cheese together

FYI, the Australian version of mac & cheese is pretty close to the American. I've bought from The Aussie Shop (online shop, located in Zurich), and have had a good experience with them.

As for the baking materials, some things like brown sugar, vanilla and self-rising flour don't really exist here, so it is a comfort level thing when it comes to having the ingredients you're used to.

By the way, for those who miss having the little bottles of vanilla, you can make it yourself with cheap rotgut vodka and vanilla beans...but I don't remember how much vodka (a pint rings a bell), beans or how long you let it brew in the back of a dark cabinet (month? more?). My mom used to make it herself that way, but I can't remember how she did it.

Many British products are also very similar to US products. About the only thing I've found a huge difference with was Campbells's Cream of Tomato Soup - the UK stuff was vile, just vile. I've yet to find a recipe to substitute, either....
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Re: Buying American food, ingredients in Switzerland(Lausanne)

you can try to get cake mixes and that at gas stations near Cindy's Diner restaurants, but it's better and cheaper if you drive to Germany to a Walmart. Singen is small but has some, Freiburg is better.
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Re: American food store ??

Try Taste of America. I've heard good things about them, and they have been responsive to my email inquiries about products. I do agree about her bringing things with. Maybe see what you can source here, from the suggestions already made, and then ask her to bring whatever she considers essential that you can't source in Switzerland.

Best of luck with your visit.
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Re: American food store ??

Does anyone know where to get the really fattening fritos? You
know the big scoop ones?
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Re: American food store ??

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Does anyone know where to get the really fattening fritos? You
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Negative on a quick Google, maybe inquire at Frito-Lay Switzerland who their local distributor is?
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Re: American food store ??

Several items I brought back from my last US trip:
  • Oberto Beef Jerky (10 large bags)
  • Altoids curiously strong cinnamon mints (Apparently they're Olde English but I've never seen them in the UK )
  • Wriggleys Rain Spearmint Chewing gum (A retail box)
  • Large jar of Jelly belly Beans (I can't stand them now )
And if my case was large enough I'd have also shipped back several crates of A&W Root beer. Given today's heat I could murder a Root beer ice-cream float right now
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Re: American food store ??

Sorry to resurrect another old post...I have just concluded a months-long search for root beer here in Germany, leading me to the gourmet foods section of Karstadt, a ritzy department store. €1,50 gets you a can, which seems on par with some stores. It also had Reese's, name-brand chips, etc. In der Schweiz, this "American Store" in Nyon has a 3-liter of off-brand for 5,90 sfr...which seems like a decent price, per my searching.

Is there any such store in the Zurich area? A journey to another city for root beer would not be unheard of for me, in case there isn't..just curious.
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Hello,

I am new here, I am deseperatly looking for american food in Switzerland, it can be online or not online does not matter, I am near Lausanne...
My Aunt is coming for 3 Months to see me, and she ask me to buy some...you know baking stuff, cakes...sweets...all those things...
I can't disapoint her...

PLEASE HELP!!!!
Really, I think all the things your aunt has requested is available in a Swiss/ German version, you can get all the baking/cake/pudding mixes in Dr. Oetker packages or something similar. You might just need to translate the German instructions. I married my German translator, so that makes things easy for me. You might not get 'Devil's Food Cake' exactly, but something similar (better?), honestly this part of the world is known for its baked goods.

Sweets? Honestly, Hersheys vs. Lindt Sprüngli? No competition mate, give 'er a little taste and she'll forget everything she knew about sweets from back home. She's coming to Switzerland, give her something different from what she gets to eat everyday (forcefeed her).

I'll reiterate, that there's always Mickey D's to go to for a McFrosty...
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Really, I think all the things your aunt has requested is available in a Swiss/ German version, you can get all the baking/cake/pudding mixes in Dr. Oetker packages or something similar. You might just need to translate the German instructions. I married my German translator, so that makes things easy for me. You might not get 'Devil's Food Cake' exactly, but something similar (better?), honestly this part of the world is known for its baked goods.

Sweets? Honestly, Hersheys vs. Lindt Sprüngli? No competition mate, give 'er a little taste and she'll forget everything she knew about sweets from back home. She's coming to Switzerland, give her something different from what she gets to eat everyday (forcefeed her).

I'll reiterate, that there's always Mickey D's to go to for a McFrosty...
Tip: In the upper left-hand corner of each post there's a date and time to show when the post was originally made. The one you quote is almost 3 years old. I don't post this to discourage you from sharing your opinion, but just to point out that people may have moved on (including the OP who made a total of 3 posts on the forum back in 2007 and probably doesn't live here anymore).

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Sorry to resurrect another old post...
Yeah...I have been trolling old posts and am trying to put them into modern context. I will try to make my apologies for others' clarification clearer. It shows I am "using the search function" as so many are told...

Welcome to EF...
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Sorry to resurrect another old post...I have just concluded a months-long search for root beer here in Germany, leading me to the gourmet foods section of Karstadt, a ritzy department store. €1,50 gets you a can, which seems on par with some stores. It also had Reese's, name-brand chips, etc. In der Schweiz, this "American Store" in Nyon has a 3-liter of off-brand for 5,90 sfr...which seems like a decent price, per my searching.

Is there any such store in the Zurich area? A journey to another city for root beer would not be unheard of for me, in case there isn't..just curious.
"Lollipop" candy stores sometimes have cans of root beer; so does "Beers of the World" in the Zürich main station.
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