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Old 16.09.2011, 16:24
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

I couldn't make a decent burger in CH until I started having it ground myself. And even then it was watery. In Spain, where we are now, the fresh gound beef makes burgers to die for...

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ha ha - I have just been through that. Made worse by the fact that I don't even understand what is written on the bottles, and they are all so huge! Plus, there is something called Silk in the milk department too ...which I don't think has seen a cow in its life.

However, back to meat in CH. Yes, it used to get my goat too, the lack of choice, unless you are partial to watery pork. A couple of times I tried the steak but so much water came out of them, not only during cooking but on the plate, that it put me off.

The best thing I found was the tiny chickens ... but you can get sick of those too
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Old 16.09.2011, 17:15
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Why are people saying buy it over the border? I'm pretty sure you are not allowed to import meat or dairy into Switzerland. It says so at the airport anyway. It's not the EU you know!
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Old 16.09.2011, 17:22
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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Why are people saying buy it over the border? I'm pretty sure you are not allowed to import meat or dairy into Switzerland. It says so at the airport anyway. It's not the EU you know!
We do it for the kicks.
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Why are people saying buy it over the border? I'm pretty sure you are not allowed to import meat or dairy into Switzerland. It says so at the airport anyway. It's not the EU you know!
Do a bit of research Abi - you can import 500gr of red meat per person, per day, and 3kg of prepared meat (sausages, hame, et) or poultry. So for a car of 4 people = 2kg and 12kg. Dairy is fine too- but there is also a limit I can't remember.
But do watch out, I live very near the border (yes VERY useful) and lately they are very very strict with the border checks, as more and more go abroad to buy. Maximum import per day per person is 300CHF. This cannot be combined though, eg 4 people can't go and buy a bed for 1200CHF total.
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Old 16.09.2011, 18:18
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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Do a bit of research Abi - you can import 500gr of red meat per person, per day, and 3kg of prepared meat (sausages, hame, et) or poultry. So for a car of 4 people = 2kg and 12kg. Dairy is fine too- but there is also a limit I can't remember.
But do watch out, I live very near the border (yes VERY useful) and lately they are very very strict with the border checks, as more and more go abroad to buy. Maximum import per day per person is 300CHF. This cannot be combined though, eg 4 people can't go and buy a bed for 1200CHF total.
Kind of true, but wrong

You can import as much as you like, but you have to declare and pay import duties (on food/drink over the weight/size limits) and tax (8% on everything once you go over 300Fr) as appropriate.
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Old 16.09.2011, 21:51
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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Im so pissed off at Migros/Coop. Not only do they close BEFORE I get home from work, their meat selection is rediciolous.

You have your pork chops and various overly priced "BBQ friendly" meat with that weird red marinade (i guess its paprika wich seems to be the flavour of choise here, dont get me started on the crisps).

And youve got your 100 CHF/kilo chicken legs.

And youve got your "fine food" steaks @ 35-45 CHF a piece.

WTF.

This summer, back in my old country, I bought pre-cooked hickory glazed ribs for 10 chf/kilo. Just throw them on the BBQ for some crispyness. Thats just one example. And that giant food super stores close 10PM 7 days a week.

Im so bored with the food selection here im considering not eating at all.
The big COOP at Bahnhofplatz on the Limmat is open until 22.00 as is the Migros inside HB
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

But it's not open on Sundays, however.
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But it's not open on Sundays, however.
Yes it is.
(the Migros @ HB - as is COOP @ Stadelhofen)
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Old 19.09.2011, 10:47
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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Why are people saying buy it over the border? I'm pretty sure you are not allowed to import meat or dairy into Switzerland. It says so at the airport anyway. It's not the EU you know!
Of course you are allowed to import meat and dairy! But if you go over the limits, you must declare it and pay customs taxes, which may offset any price advantage.

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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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I couldn't make a decent burger in CH until I started having it ground myself. And even then it was watery.
Buy a chuck of meat, and leave it unwrapped in your fridge for a few days, and it won't be watery.

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Old 20.09.2011, 17:04
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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Whine, Switzerland is not Sweden!

(also a hint for our US friends)
True. Neither can ever be America. Those Americans who think otherwise are in denial of their own nation's greatness. What are those traitors doing here anyway?
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

There is certainly a need for a stack it high sell it cheap chain of butchers who know how to hang meat in Switzerland...The problem here is that the meat is too fresh and too tough even prime cuts...France or Germany is the best route unless you get caught by the customs who tax you to hell...
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Old 20.09.2011, 17:43
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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It's also difficult to cook and eat a bed.
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It's also difficult to cook and eat a bed.
No it's not - we often eat a bed on Sunday mornings
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Old 20.09.2011, 19:45
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Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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No it's not - we often eat a bed on Sunday mornings
Well, biting the pillow is a start.
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Old 20.09.2011, 19:45
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No it's not - we often eat a bed on Sunday mornings
I believe deep fried bed is a speciality up your way?

(by the way, did everybody already see the video for deep-fried butter in the US?! )
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