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European crackers.

nuraman00 May 17, 2012 09:09 PM

Where can I find one of these crackers?




Preferably somewhere in the East Bay, but really anywhere.

I tried Cost Plus, and Trader Joes. They don't have them.

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  1. sunshine842 RE: nuraman00 May 17, 2012 10:16 PM

    Have you tried Amazon? They have an amazing selection of international foods.

    Lu (the Belgian biscuit manufacturer) also makes a Petit Beurre that might be available in your local supermarket - they have pretty wide US distribution (usually in the imported foods aisle rather than the cookie aisle)

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      nuraman00 RE: sunshine842 May 17, 2012 11:00 PM

      Thanks, I now found some of them on Amazon. I'm hoping to find them at a grocery store, though, because I have to either buy a lot on Amazon, or pay a lot of shipping.

    2. paulj RE: nuraman00 May 17, 2012 11:43 PM

      Cost Plus World Market has import items like this, though I don't recall these in particular.

      Large Asian groceries (e.g. 99Ranch) may have something similar, either from Europe, or an Asian copy.

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        nuraman00 RE: paulj May 18, 2012 07:17 PM

        I called Cost Plus, but they didn't have any of the above items.

        I'll try 99 Ranch.

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: nuraman00 May 18, 2012 01:08 PM

        Maybe Euromix on Piedmont.

        Berkeley Bowl has some fairly obscure imported crackers, though they're kind of scattered around the store oddly.

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          nuraman00 RE: Robert Lauriston May 18, 2012 07:17 PM

          I'll try Euromix.

          It's conveniently located next to Dopo too (from the pizza thread).

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          elliora RE: nuraman00 May 19, 2012 08:28 AM

          Not the brand you are looking for but Kedem Tea biscuits found in the kosher aisle of most major supermarkets look very similar. You use the word crackers, so I'm not sure if the ones you are looking for are sweet. Kedem are considered sweet but definitely very mild. Like I said, not what you are looking for, but may work as a replacement.

          1. Robert Lauriston RE: nuraman00 May 20, 2012 03:29 PM

            Berkeley Bowl east has Liebniz butter biscuits.

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              nuraman00 RE: nuraman00 May 22, 2012 09:31 PM

              I tried Cost Pus World Market, and Trader Joes. As well as the import section of the supermarket. Didn't find anything like the petit beurres or choco bananas, or choco oranges.

              So I went to Euromix.

              Here's what I got (see pics):

              I was really hoping to get the choco bananas, or choco oranges. But they didn't have anything like that.

              I think the biscuits in the lower left corner, in the tan wrapper, are close to the petit beurres.

              And I think the chocolate covered gingerbread strawberries, in the upper left corner, are kind of close to the chocolate bananas, or chocolate oranges. Interesting that it's made by Kraft, but with a foreign brand name.

              Those wafers with the cherry filling in the upper right corner look interesting too.

              And lastly, in the lower right corner are the Cookies Dream. I took a separate pic of them, because I thought it was hard to see through the wrapper.

              I also went to 99 Ranch.

              They had Petit Buerres, but I didn't get any, because I already got some biscuits from Euromix.

              So far, I've had the chocolate strawberry hearts. They are good. The inside is spongy, with a mild strawberry flavor.

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              1. re: nuraman00
                Robert Lauriston RE: nuraman00 May 23, 2012 08:55 AM

                One online retailer says Choco Bananas are made in Austria, so that might be tough. Lehr's Specialities in SF is good for German stuff but they don't even know who Krampus is.

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                nuraman00 RE: nuraman00 May 28, 2012 03:06 PM

                Last week, I went to Euromix.

                This week, I went to European Market and Deli, which is in Castro Valley.

                Here's what I got:

                * Top left corner: Lemon flavored marshmallow-filled chocolates. These seem similar to the marshmallow-filled choco bananas that I posted about in the OP.

                I think there were only 1 or 2 varieties of the marshmallow filled chocolates. I forgot what flavor the other marshmallow-filled one was, but it wasn't banana.

                They had other jam-filled chocolates (lemon, blackberry, strawberry).

                * Biscuits: The biscuits last week were "with baked butter aroma". These biscuits this week are "with baked milk aroma".

                * Kinder chocolate box: These contain 8 bars. It says

                " + Chocolate
                - cocoa"

                * Kinder Bueno Bar: This one says "Milk and hazelnut".

                So overall, I think I found the type of things I was looking for. The suggestion to check out European markets was on the right track.

                This European Market and Deli had all of the items I got from Euromix, plus these marshmallow-filled chocolates. So that was nice.

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                  Bigos RE: nuraman00 May 29, 2012 11:25 PM

                  Small correction: Top left corner chocolates are not made with marshmallow filling. Here is the info, according to Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptasie_m... ):
                  Ptasie Mleczko "...is a soft chocolate-covered candy filled with soft meringue (or milk soufflé)."

                  Sorry to be so picky, but Ptasie Mleczko is where most of my excess fat comes from and I would hate to have it from eating marshmallows rather than meringue ;)

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                    nuraman00 RE: Bigos May 30, 2012 08:26 PM

                    You're right, thanks Bigos!

                    Ok, it's really confusing because my box says "chocolate covered lemon marshmallow". LOL.

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