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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 11:52:54 AM »
I can confirm that Alouette and Boursin are basically the same thing. Definitely go get some of that!

I also buy garlic & herb Philadelphia cream cheese, when I am feeling cheap and that is good too (but not AS good).

I'm with you, Lyonaria, I am dying for wheat thins.
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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2017, 01:06:57 PM »
I also buy garlic & herb Philadelphia cream cheese, when I am feeling cheap and that is good too (but not AS good).

I'm with you, Lyonaria, I am dying for wheat thins.

I love the garlic and herb philadelphia for cooking! But the Boursin is better for me on crackers.

I'm a triscuit fan myself. Triscuits and cheese were one of my fave snacks back home. My mom sent me some pumpkin spice ones before Thanksgiving. They were surprisingly delicious but I'd love some original ones with slices of pepper or colby jack cheese!

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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2017, 01:13:41 PM »
Just bought some Boursin as I happened to need some stuff at Waitrose at lunch. I will see what I think! :)

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Don't keep us waiting!  I could hardly sleep last night.

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Don't keep us waiting!  I could hardly sleep last night.

Had company around last night so didn't want to waste my good cheese! Haven't tried it yet!

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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 12:44:59 PM »
Just to update, the Boursin is a MASSIVE success!! I wish I could get it in a bigger package!!

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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2017, 01:55:19 PM »
I told you it was the same as Alouette! I used to get both when I lived in France, depending on which was cheaper at the store.

I like boursin/salami sandwiches too...if you eat salami.
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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 01:56:31 PM »
I love that it's portioned out into 6 little packages... I mean, I obviously wish I could get a whole tub of it!...but it helps me keep me grounded so I don't eat the whole thing.

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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2017, 02:21:25 PM »
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I love the garlic and herb philadelphia for cooking! But the Boursin is better for me on crackers.

I'm a triscuit fan myself. Triscuits and cheese were one of my fave snacks back home. My mom sent me some pumpkin spice ones before Thanksgiving. They were surprisingly delicious but I'd love some original ones with slices of pepper or colby jack cheese!

I would kill for a triscuit. My favourite crackers of all time. I enjoy the rosemary and olive oil ones.

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If you'd like to be a bit fancy, buy some soft white goat cheese and mix in finely chopped onions, Provence herbs and a touch of high quality olive oil. 

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I can't do goats cheese... it has an... 'earthy' flavor I just don't like. Or is it a tang? Haha.
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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2017, 08:25:05 PM »
I love that it's portioned out into 6 little packages... I mean, I obviously wish I could get a whole tub of it!...but it helps me keep me grounded so I don't eat the whole thing.

You can get Boursin in an aluminum foil package and not portioned out. Haha. You get a lot more too. *grins*

www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=250692966&sc_cmp=ppc-_-sh-_-msh-_-bt-_-px_%7c_shopping_gsc_%7c_all_products_+_brand-_-&gclid=Cj0KEQiAw_DEBRChnYiQ_562gsEBEiQA4LcsssbLClNOXjHqqs9HNMFOmh8ClKdtaMFTILdEGFK79TcaAsMt8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

That's a ridiculous link...
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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2017, 02:08:49 PM »
We're in France at the moment and besides Boursin being cheaper here (€1.50 v £2 for 150g), we also found our new favourite flavour of Boursin: fig and walnut.

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Re: Suggestions where to find this "pub cheese" or closest thing comparable?
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:34 AM »
You can get Boursin in an aluminum foil package and not portioned out. Haha. You get a lot more too. *grins*

www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=250692966&sc_cmp=ppc-_-sh-_-msh-_-bt-_-px_%7c_shopping_gsc_%7c_all_products_+_brand-_-&gclid=Cj0KEQiAw_DEBRChnYiQ_562gsEBEiQA4LcsssbLClNOXjHqqs9HNMFOmh8ClKdtaMFTILdEGFK79TcaAsMt8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

That's a ridiculous link...

I may have picked up the big boy now...my husband is like "you really love that stuff don't you?" haha