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Drinking straws

Does anyone know if you can get packs of drinking straws in the supermarket here? I looked in Coop today- near the paper plates and plastic cutlery, near the foil and plastic wrap, and in the beverage section.

If anyone has seen them please let me know- sometimes they stock things in the most random places that I would never think to look!

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Old 09.07.2012, 17:14
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Does anyone know if you can get packs of drinking straws in the supermarket here? I looked in Coop today- near the paper plates and plastic cutlery, near the foil and plastic wrap, and in the beverage section.

If anyone has seen them please let me know- sometimes they stock things in the most random places that I would never think to look!

thanks!
They have em everywhere. Go back to the store and ask for "Trinkhalme"(proper German), "Röhrchen" (German), Röhrli (Swiss German).

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Re: Drinking straws

Both Coop and Migros have them, in the area where you looked - they either didn't have them or you missed them - although the display is only usually very narrow - just the width.

Migros ones have the bendy top.
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Re: Drinking straws

Pretty much everywhere should have them..... Migros, Co-op, Placette (Manor), I bought my last box of straws in Ikea; same section as the picnic stuff.
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They have em everywhere. Go back to the store and ask for "Trinkhalme" rohrli.
Swissietuetsch please.
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Re: Drinking straws

Casa has them in a variety of great colors like lime green, hot pink, etc.
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Casa has them in a variety of great colors like lime green, hot pink, etc.
Great colors huh?!
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Swissietuetsch please.
Best take an example. If you get even half a letter pronunciation out, they won't know what you are talking about.

Even better, go to MacDonald's and half-inch a few...
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Re: Drinking straws

Lidl has them in the BBQ seasonal section... they are the bendy kind in neon colours.
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Re: Drinking straws

thank you all!

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Re: Drinking straws

Hi OP,

I have run across them in both Migros and Coop ("Röhrli" for the insiders ),
check the birthday party/candle/etc. aisles or just ask one of the nice people in blue or orange for Röhrli
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Re: Drinking straws

I've just bumped this because I've had the same problem! Haven't been able to find them. I did ask in Migros but she said they don't have any there I've asked my mum to post some from England!
Useful to know the "Rohrli", thankyou (y)
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Re: Drinking straws

Your poor mom...might be one of many trips to the post (its ok, seems RM needs the biz)

Try a bigger Coop/Migros, IKEA def has them (that one item too many that makes you go back and get a yellow bag...), but if desperate until the post delivers, take the children to McDs or Starbucks (don't buy anything much) and get each one to grab a handful. Your daughter can defend against the angry shop manager

Recently I saw some nice retro-looking paper Röhrli - overpriced certainly, but the childhood flashback to soda-fountain of my youth was free.
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Re: Drinking straws

Straws to your heart's content: Try this here!
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Re: Drinking straws

Thanks a lot for the webpage. Really nice for the next party we'll throw.
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Re: Drinking straws

Look what I found!!!!
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Re: Drinking straws

Just bought some at my smallish neighborhood Coop, the were in a lower shelf next to paper plates and plastic cutlery.

The guy working there didn't know "Röhrli", so I asked for "Strohhalme", he understood that. :-)
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Re: Drinking straws

To be perfectly honest I really don't see what's quite so difficult..... If you lot just spent a little more time simply looking around when doing your shopping you might find what you're looking for, without needing to ask.
And drinking straws, really, are they that important in your lives?

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Re: Drinking straws

Yes, for milk shakes, they are essential, can't see me drinking that directly from the glass :-)

And I was looking in the household section and didn't see them there, so I asked, turns out the picknick stuff is in a different shelf and the straws were also hidden by a cart standing in front, so I would not have found them easily...
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Yes, for milk shakes, they are essential, can't see me drinking that directly from the glass :-)

And I was looking in the household section and didn't see them there, so I asked, turns out the picknick stuff is in a different shelf and the straws were also hidden by a cart standing in front, so I would not have found them easily...
Move the cart/ trolley then.
Seriously, it's all part of living abroad....and also part of the foreign shopping experience!
Most things are there, just not necessarily in the spot you think they should be, and if you can't find them then you'd be surprised how easy it is to manage without.
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