Zurich Grocery Haul and Mukbang in Canada

Hi Savvys,

AT the beginning of last year, I had tagged along on a busines trip with my husband to Zurich, Switzerland!  I was really excited to have this opportunity since we probably would have never visited the city on our own. 

We spent 5 days in the city, and since my husband was there for a conference, I had a day of exploration on my own.  For our itinerary, check out my blog post for our 2-day itinerary in Switzerland.  I was happy to have this day of independence where I got to explore and eat vegan foods.  You can check out my blog post here for my What I eat in a day vegan in Zurich.

This grocery haul features all products from a chain called Co-op grocery store.  I spent an hour exploring here by myself, but could have easily spent half a day here.  They had so many store-branded and national branded vegan products at affordable prices.  I honestly wanted to buy them all and bring them home with me to Canada but knew that wouldn’t be possible.  I was really drawn to the cheeses since it’s hard to find good vegan cheese in Canada, so I prioritized this.  In the end, I was only able to bring back 3 products with me to Canada.  See below for the details!

The first product is the Soft White Cheese from New Roots.  When I first saw this in the store, it immediately reminded me of brie cheese.  I love brie cheese and was curious to see how this one would stand up to the creaminess and tanginess of the original.  I made mushroom bruschetta to go with this and it was absolutely delicious and far exceeded my expectations.  I loved it so much that I only allowed myself to eat it sparingly since I wanted to savour every last piece.  I wish I brought home more of this product.  If you are ever in Switzerland, definitely check it out!

The second product I brought home was this Prosciano Wedge from Violife.  I know you can get Violife products in Canada but haven’t seen this wedge anywhere. When I saw it in the store, I immediately knew I wanted to bring it home and make a simple lemon pasta dish with it.  It grates and melts pretty well but the flavour was pretty mild.  I think I would have used more of it if it was going to be the star of the pasta dish, however, as with the first cheese, I wanted to savour it as much and as long as possible so used it only sparingly.

The last cheese that I bought was the Chicca Classic Cheese from Verys.  When I saw it, it immediately reminded me of fresh mozzarella.  I knew I had to bring this back to ty for myself at home.  I made a simple naan pizza and topped it with this cheese.  It didn’t completely melt but it did have a wonderful texture.  When eaten in a caprese style salad, it also went pretty well and the texture was soft and very similar to mozzarella. 

I hope you guys enjoyed the mukbang – I was so inspired by those cheese and wish I had more to enjoy! 

Now set forth and be savvy!

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