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Migros sells Swiss chicken but also poultry products from Brazil and other places with more dubious farming methods than Germany.
You do need to check the packaging carefully as Migros are quite sneaky like that.
Yes I've noticed they sell chicken nuggets and stuff like that made from imported meat (usually from Brazil) but most of the poultry comes from here (except perhaps turkey or duck). What they also usually import is lamb from New Zealand but I wouldnt worry about that, and of course fish/seafood. The quality is excellent in most cases.
If you really want exorbitant prices try Globus.... I dont know if they are justified because I never buy meat there. (if I want something specific there is a butcher shop around the corner where I live)
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I use Aligro mostly for the big packs of frozen veg that they do. I'm talking 2.5kg bags of carrots, leeks, peppers, etc, which you simply don't find in Migros, Aldi or Lidl - can't speak for Coop as I haven't looked in their frozen section for years.
Ooh!! Do they do frozen sweet corn...it's one of the veg the children eat and I haven't seen it in our local Coop!

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Ooh!! Do they do frozen sweet corn...it's one of the veg the children eat and I haven't seen it in our local Coop!

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Yes, they do frozen corn and all sorts of other things you don't see in the supermarkets here.
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Or you can go to the nearest Aligro (which is outside ZH). Aligro is a bulk/professional supply store. You will need a store card (free) to get the promo prices and to shop on Saturday. You can apply on-line.

Aligro address closest to you: http://www.aligro.ch/de/ueber-uns/di...kte/schlieren/

Card request form: http://www.aligro.ch/de/kunde/privat...ter-anfordern/
Thanks for these links, I shop at Coop Schlieren all the time and never knew it was there. The promo meat prices look good and since I often buy 3 or 4 packs of beef chunk or chicken and make a curry to freeze it looks like I will be saving lots of money.
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Which products do you buy in Aligro which are worth the savings compared to Migros/Lidl/Aldi/Coop etc.?

Do you think that Aligro is worth the savings for a 2-person or a 1-person household?
Their meat prices are quite good (what I saw looking at the week specials list). We are a 2 person house and I make everything in bulk and portion it out and freeze it for the days I don't have a lot of time. I try not to buy processed food so this is the easiest way for me to eat fast and healthily....

I just applied for the card and look will go and check out the prices when it arrives.
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Lidl sells chicken (and pork etc) from Germany, and from Switzerland. The Swiss stuff is smaller due to tight controls on growth and additives and has a Swiss flag on the packet.
Of course it is more expensive.

Migros sells Swiss chicken but also poultry products from Brazil and other places with more dubious farming methods than Germany.
You do need to check the packaging carefully as Migros are quite sneaky like that.
More Migros woes:

I normally avoid Migros like the plague unless there's something there I can't find elsewhere.

I bought some plain tomato sauce (sugo) there yesterday - It was the M-Budget one as I wanted plain tomato sauce without herbs etc in it. It comes in a cardboard carton. I didn't want to lug a glass bottle around either.


I usually buy the Lidl one which is plain, 99.5% tomato and pretty good and about 20 raps more than the Migros one. It's basically just pureed tomato.
There are no fresh tomatoes (worth eating at the moment).

Anyway, upon tipping the Migros one in a saucepan, it looked disgusting and jelly like. How much maize starch can Migros use, I thought?

The ingredients said 54% tomato. Which means 46% was a mixture of boiled cornstarch and water.

Truly disgusting and another reason why it's great to have foreign supermarkets to up the game (it's a pretty poor show when it needs to be places like Lidl that do that).

Anyway, anti-Migros rant over.
They did have lots of Kale though!
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Re: Bulk buying Food in Switzerland

Check out the Migros Outlet in your area. They have discounted food in big (huge) packages (think 5kgs chicken nuggets, 10kgs frozen berries etc).
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Check out the Migros Outlet in your area. They have discounted food in big (huge) packages (think 5kgs chicken nuggets, 10kgs frozen berries etc).
No thanks. I think I'll give it a miss.
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