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Old 03.01.2014, 20:05
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I also go to Denver and they usually have huge bargains but only for known brands - anything fresh from there is quite bad... Even bread!! Wines on the other hand are pretty good in terms of price vs quality ;-)
I was told by a swiss man that denner is best for alcohol. They had veuve clicot for some ridiculously low price over christmas. Nothing spectacularly good happened in my life that warranted buying it though sigh
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Old 03.01.2014, 20:15
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Nothing spectacularly good happened in my life that warranted buying it though sigh
"Being thirsty" is often a good enough reason for opening a decent bottle of wine. Or "preventative thirst control" if you're not currently feeling thirsty.
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I also go to Denver and they usually have huge bargains but only for known brands - anything fresh from there is quite bad... Even bread!! Wines on the other hand are pretty good in terms of price vs quality ;-)
Gosh, that must cost you a fortune in transport costs. No wonder the fresh stuff is a bit off by the time you get home.
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coffee filters - much cheaper than other supermarkets : ?chf
bio sunflower oil - just havnt found it the other supermarkets, price seems nice as aldi bio olive oil is 9chf for 750ml : 2.95 chf for 500ml/50cl
coffee filters - not sure about migros price, but in mueller is much cheaper than coop
bio sunflower oil - coop sells it as well, but I find the taste of both migros and coop ones to be bitter, instead I get cold pressed normal sunflower oil from coop
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My wife loves bargains, and mainly shops at the 2 Fr. store, Emmaus, Caritas, Migros discount, and sometimes Aldi and Lidl.

Even she finds the food at Lidl to be crap, especially meat (i.e. tasteless pulp).

One really needs to load up on anti-depressants before shopping there!

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Lidl in Switzerland is much much ... better (and cleaner) than Lidl in Germany or France.
I don't know is the Lidl in CH but I can tell you, in Spain, it is a very good store. They have this Deluxe selections which are very good products. Cleaning products, canned food, cheeses, yogurts (the Greek one is the best)
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Re: Supermarket best buys

The Swiss consumer magazine KTipp do regular tests of consumer item and both Lidl and Aldi often come out better than Coop or Migros brands. So there is no reason at all to assume that their products are inferior or to be ashamed to shop there.
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The Swiss consumer magazine KTipp do regular tests of consumer item and both Lidl and Aldi often come out better than Coop or Migros brands. So there is no reason at all to assume that their products are inferior or to be ashamed to shop there.
Some people just like to talk rubbish based on rubbish, and no guesses for who in this thread. Sure, Aldi and Lidl are not the highest quality for all areas as they simply cannot carry as much range and don't cater towards the higher end of the market, but for the areas they do cater for they are often comparably as good as, if not better, than Migros and Co-Op... and of course generally a fair bit cheaper.
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Some people just like to talk rubbish based on rubbish, and no guesses for who in this thread. Sure, Aldi and Lidl are not the highest quality for all areas as they simply cannot carry as much range and don't cater towards the higher end of the market, but for the areas they do cater for they are often comparably as good as, if not better, than Migros and Co-Op... and of course generally a fair bit cheaper.
I think personally aldi has the edge because of its bio range,

aldi bio penne 1.29 for 500g coop 2.95 for 500g
aldi bio strawb jam 2.29 for 340g coop 3.40 for 250g
(almost the other way round hehe)
aldi bio eggs 3.99 for 6, coop 4.95 for 6

just 3 examples but its pretty much all like this!
and these are normal, not aktion prices. so for me i get some very nice quality specialty items, support their way of farming, that i can afford to eat every day without breaking the bank.

coop has a fantastic!! selection though if you are not price sensitive.
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I think personally aldi has the edge because of its bio range, aldi bio penne 1.29 for 500g coop 2.95 for 500g
aldi bio strawb jam 2.29 for 340g coop 3.40 for 250g
(almost the other way round hehe)
aldi bio eggs 3.99 for 6, coop 4.95 for 6
just 3 examples but its pretty much all like this!
and these are normal, not aktion prices. so for me i get some very nice quality specialty items, support their way of farming, that i can afford to eat every day without breaking the bank.

coop has a fantastic!! selection though if you are not price sensitive.
I also find Aldi better than Lidl for most things, it's clear they put more development time into their own brand products, they just look far more polished. They also generally have a better range and variety of things.

As for Co-Op... I live next to the Sihl City Superstore and I love it because the range is just so much better than any other supermarket I've been in Switzerland, and it has some delicious treats you just can't find anywhere else. I shop there around 50% of the time.
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I also find Aldi better than Lidl for most things, it's clear they put more development time into their own brand products, they just look far more polished. They also generally have a better range and variety of things.

As for Co-Op... I live next to the Sihl City Superstore and I love it because the range is just so much better than any other supermarket I've been in Switzerland, and it has some delicious treats you just can't find anywhere else. I shop there around 50% of the time.
hehe its what i go to coop for for their delicious treats, when i've had enough of potatoes carrots onions cabbage and apples!
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Re: Supermarket best buys

My local Aldi is in France, and is really appaling The one in Neuchatel-Peseux is quite good.
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The Prix Garantie Coop Camembert and Brie are the best regular bargains I know of. At about 2.50 CHF they are way cheaper than any other cheeses and taste perfectly good to me.
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Re: Supermarket best buys

Is it me, or has ALDI started to assert itself more? Our local ALDI in Ostermundigen has suddenly decide that its wine and bread shelves need the rustic larch shelving look. Très chic. It's even possible now to find an ALDI staffed my more than two people.

It's a gradual process, but I guess that the ALDI/LIDL business model is much more sustainable than the comfortable but labour-intensive models of Coop and Migros.
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Maybe there's an opening for a new website, giving up-to-the-minute info on the 50% situation in supermarkets across Switzerland. I'm tempted to register the domain name www.loiteringskinflints.ch
Coop actually have 75% off stickers. I saw one employee (not in Zug) sheepishly sticking them on his own purchases while at the till 1 minute before closing!
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Re: Supermarket best buys

Lidl in Swiss is really cheaper for some kind of meat, cosmetic, and washing & cleaning stuffs. Denner is good place for cheaper drinks. In my opinion
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My local Aldi is in France, and is really appaling The one in Neuchatel-Peseux is quite good.
Probably because it was one of the first ones to appear... I can remember shopping there in the mid to late 90s and it was as you say pretty atrocious.
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Re: Supermarket best buys

Migros and Coop sell their 1kg bags of peanuts pretty cheaply.
1kg 3.40 chf, from the US but as far as i know they don't gmo peanuts
I made some cabbage salad and got bored with the usual one and threw in a handful of these salted peanuts and it transformed it (in a good way)

Ive not tried it but Nigella lawson has a similar recipe carrot and peanut salad that she says she shovels in!

dates,
I've only really tried two types, this is at the cheap end about 7-8chf per kilo migros sun queen ones from israel were really nice, perfumy, no pits and reasonably priced.

About the same price as the aldi ones but the aldi ones have pips and not perfumy at all.

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Re: Supermarket best buys

Aldi Bio Flours
Aldi at the moment has a sale on its bio halbweis (half white) flour .99 per kilo!! I've made some fantastic bread with it. scoffed a whole loaf then fell into a coma not even two coffees could prevent.. halbwies not as 'rough' as full whole wheat.

the other bio flours ruchmehl and zopf are 1.50 chf per kilo
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Aldi Bio Flours
Aldi at the moment has a sale on its bio halbweis (half white) flour .99 per kilo!! I've made some fantastic bread with it. scoffed a whole loaf then fell into a coma not even two coffees could prevent.. halbwies not as 'rough' as full whole wheat.

the other bio flours ruchmehl and zopf are 1.50 chf per kilo
You really love that bio crap, don't you.
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You really love that bio magic stuff, don't you.
sorry had to fix that for you..

what is this disturbing you while you are eating your orrible ackfleisch..
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