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A Few Questions Answered

Gerd Altmann  /

I've been blogging for several months now and overall the experience has been great. The writing is fun and I find myself on the watch for more uniquely Swiss things and traditions. I'm sure there are still plenty out there! Also, I've been checking site traffic regularly lately (I know its not very high but who cares) and found some interesting keywords that led visitors to this blog. So I decided to "answer" some of those questions asked:

  1. Does Migros sell alcohol? - No, Migros itself does not sell alcohol or tobacco products. However, some supermarkets owned by Migros do sell alcohol (for example Denner).
  2. Where can I order Rivella? - If you don't live in Switzerland you can order Rivella (only the red version though) at the Swiss Food Store.
  3. What foods can you eat with Fondue? - Traditionally, Swiss people eat white bread with their cheese fondue. Personally, I also like dark bread, pears, potatoes, mushrooms (raw), all kinds of vegetables (precooked if necessary) or fruit (if you like the sweet and salty combination). You can also dip smoked meat. Extra tip: spices and herbs can add extra taste to the cheese mixture!
  4. Why is Roger Federer important in switzerland? - Roger Federer is an extremely successful sportsperson and has made a fortune playing tennis. Yet, he has been able to keep to his principles and remain a friendly, simple (in a good way) and honest person. I find that very admirable and so do many of my fellow Swiss.
  5. Do all Swiss drink ovomaltine? - I have no idea how regularly Swiss people drink ovomaltine. I dare to say, though, that over 90% of Swiss people have had at least one ovomaltine drink (hot or cold) in their life.
  6. Is Switzerland really not Sweden? - I can only say: Switzerland is not Sweden; after all, we Swiss do not have a king.... or is it a queen?!
I am always willing to answer more questions... just shoot!! :-)



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