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    Post Pre-20th century food companies that have survived to this day



    Quite a few famous European food companies were founded in the 1800's, some even earlier. In fact, a good deal of the most famous names on the market have a relatively long history, which they do not forget to remind consumers by indicating the founding date on their packaging.

    Dallmayr (delicatessen) : 1671
    Twinings (tea) : 1706
    Fortnum & Mason (tea) : 1707
    Douwe Egberts (coffee) : 1753
    Schweppes (tonic) : 1783
    Evian (water) : 1826
    Lea & Perrins (sauce) : 1838
    Cointreau (liquor) : 1849
    Gancia (liquor) : 1850
    Gervais (dairy) : 1852
    Vittel (water) : 1854
    Mariage Frères (tea) : 1854
    Neuhaus (chocolate) : 1857
    Bertolli (pasta) : 1865
    Nestlé (baby food) : 1866
    Côte D'Or (chocolate) : 1870
    Martini & Rossi (liquor) : 1879
    Grand Marnier (liquor) : 1880
    Tiptree (jam) : 1885
    Fauchon (delicatessen) : 1886
    Taylor's of Harrogate (tea) : 1886
    De Cecco (pasta) : 1887
    Materne (jam) : 1888
    Lipton (tea) : 1890
    Rombouts (coffee) : 1896
    Perrier (water) : 1898
    San Pellegrino (water) : 1899


    Naturally, a lot of famous wines, whiskys and beers have a much longer history, particularily beers (anc cheeses) that often go back to the Middle Ages.
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    I know the following:

    Twinings (tea) : 1706
    Schweppes (tonic) : 1783
    Evian (water) : 1826
    Nestlé (baby food) : 1866
    Martini & Rossi (liquor) : 1879
    Grand Marnier (liquor) : 1880
    Lipton (tea) : 1890
    Perrier (water) : 1898

    Nestlé's baby foods are very popular in Malaysia and Perrier is extremely expensive in Malaysia.

    Besides Schweppes and Lipton the other brands don't seem to be so well known in Australia.

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    In France you should be able to find all these brands in any supermarket, except Fauchon, Fortnum & Mason and Dallmayr which have their own department stores (respectively in Paris, London and Munich).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo View Post
    In France you should be able to find all these brands in any supermarket, except Fauchon, Fortnum & Mason and Dallmayr which have their own department stores (respectively in Paris, London and Munich).

    I didn't say those that you listed are not available here. I said I know only some of the brands you listed. I actually don't know all the brands that are available here in our hypermarkets. I don't spend that much time looking carefully at each brand when I shop.

    But it is true when I first got here I did spend a lot longer to search for products because almost all the products brands here are different than the ones in Australia.

    We were in Australia not long ago, we went shopping in the 24 hours convenience store my husband took a look and didn't know what to buy, in the end he picked a European brand biscuit he saw and it was gLuh...

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    You got two of my favorites on your list there, Maciamo.
    Twinings tea is the best tea comes in a teabag, and Evian is the only bottled water that tastes actually better than the natural spring water I can get here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    Naturally, a lot of famous wines, whiskys and beers have a much longer history, particularily beers (anc cheeses) that often go back to the Middle Ages.
    Gin from the Leyden Distillery in Holland goes back to the Renaissance period. Its first recipe was created by Dr. Franciscus Sylvius in 1650 while searching for a treatment for kidney ailments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty View Post
    I didn't say those that you listed are not available here. I said I know only some of the brands you listed. I actually don't know all the brands that are available here in our hypermarkets.
    Maybe not in all the brands in a Carrefour hypermarket, but these are all very famous brands found even in small supermarkets. I could even find most of them in my local supermarket in Japan (yes, even Materne jam from Belgium !).
    I don't spend that much time looking carefully at each brand when I shop.
    That explains one difference between you and me. I am very observative, even of products I don't care about (e.g. beer, as I don't drink it).
    We were in Australia not long ago, we went shopping in the 24 hours convenience store my husband took a look and didn't know what to buy, in the end he picked a European brand biscuit he saw and it was gLuh...
    Lu is a Franco-Belgian brand by the way.

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    Trader Joes is one nationwide American franchise sells directly imported European goodies,I shop there often for European snack-foods.

    I haven't bothered look at brand names or labels.I like French and Belgian cholcolate bars,Italian pastry cookies,plus German rum cakes.

    I think the place stocks Bertillo pasta,I now recall once purchased a tall tin can of linguini pasta there.

    Nestle has strong presence in US food consumer market,I like having Nestle's cocoa for breakfast drink in cold winter mornings.

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