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Old 14.11.2011, 19:16
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Re: Coop caught selling old meat as new

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Surely this is an integral ingredient in all Bratwursts??
No it isn't. Not even in Switzerland

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And I can only speak for the UK, where sausage quality was pretty dire up until about 15 years ago. Now things are better, but quite honestly, Swiss sausages are decent. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/st-g...urst-no-1.html

And what's with all this ex-pat Swiss bashing???
Swiss bashing? It doesn't exist on this thread. There is a lot of Coop bashing, and this is entirely justified. There is also a fair bit of Bünzli (Philistine) bashing, which is equally justified, because what Coop did would come back to haunt them were it not for a part of the Swiss population who will, without thinking twice, devour anything that has a Swiss cross on it, pay obscene prices, and dismiss foreign food as inferior per se.

Your link is a nice example. The tourist office (!) sings the praise of the St. Galler Kalbsbratwurst, where "Only the finest veal, a little bacon and fresh milk may be used as ingredients" [ETA as per law, only 40% veal is required i.e. over 50% of dry matter, so "a little bacon" means up to 49% of solids are bacon or pork meat]. K-tipp tells the real story (and in more detail here - not enough veal, excessive added water, one Bratwurst -Bell, no less- contained sunflower oil). Are K-tipp Swiss-bashers, too?

Last edited by tom tulpe; 14.11.2011 at 19:24. Reason: getting the facts straight as to Kalbsbratwurst ingredients