I’ve asked Zweifel, the company that makes Switzerland’s most popular potato chips and snack products, whether they know how much lactose is in their food. Huge surprise: they know! Many companies don’t like to give you numbers, though, so I was very pleased to receive an e-mail from Zweifel/Pomy Chips’ Roland Zimmerli. He had gone and asked the specialists at Zweifel for their input, and they compiled a list of lactose percentage of *all* their products. Teh amaze!
I’ve [attached the list for all to see](http://terror.snm-hgkz.ch/blog/files/Laktose_in_g_pro_100g_Fertigprodukt_05.07.061.ods). This won’t do you much good if you’re not in Switzerland, but if you’re a visiting lactose intolerant from a place such as “Foreign”, it might be helpful.
Yay for Zweifel!
Which is the reason why I’m holding one in my hands right now. Okay, it’s only one day early. No big deal there.
Found mine at the Softridge at Zürich Main Station. They still have a bunch of black ones left, too.
Ai dschast ritörned from mai Sörtifikät of Profischänsi in Inglisch exäm. Ai sink ai did werry well! Ai prooft sät ai nou Inglisch a lot! But säif se kongretuleischns for Ogust, bikohs dät is wenn ai get se risults.
It looks like some stores don’t know or care about the official street date for the US DS Lite release (Hint: June 11) and have [started selling them already](http://www.cheapassgamer.com/archives/cags-score-ds-lites-from-target-walmart.php). Congratulations to the early buyers. You’re spoiled. Spoiled!
In other Nintendo news, you ‘mericans are getting Super Paper Mario (GC) on October 9th and Baten Kaitos Origins (also GC) on October 29. Those might be the last GC games to be released before Zelda: Twilight Princess, which will be the title to turn off the lights and lock the doors. But then again, didn’t somebody say the Dreamcast is dead, and now [look what happened](http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=65096). So there.
God bless America and all that.
My [mirror of The GIA](http://terror.snm-hgkz.ch/mirrors/thegia) is now complete, as far as anyone can tell. It’s not entirely my work, though. My old copy was only about 2 GB in size, but someone in the USA managed to track down an 8 GB copy and send me the files by snail mail on two DVDs. Thanks a lot 🙂
I’m currently trying to make .torrent files for it. If that’s successful, I hope to be able to offer the entire thing through Bittorrent soon. That’s *in addition* to the normal, web-accesible mirror of course.
Yay for the GIA!
And it will cost EUR 149.99. That’s EUR 49 (nearly 50%!) more than North Americans will be paying when they get the US version on June 11. Europe will be getting an exclusive color though: black. Shiny, glossy black. Yum.
Nintendo’s share value has [incrased 6.2%](http://www.gamekult.com/articles/A0000048647/) after the very positive industry feedback to the Wii at this year’s E3 trade show. At 19,200 yen, the shares reached their highest mark since April 2002.