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swedishguy 01.09.2011 11:20

Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Im so pissed off at Migros/Coop. Not only do they close BEFORE I get home from work, their meat selection is rediciolous. :mad:

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. :eek:

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.

botzibaby1 01.09.2011 11:23

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
well at least they have some meat...for us vegetarians they have no tofu!

grumpygrapefruit 01.09.2011 11:24

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Go to a butchers or Turkish (or other "ethnic" shop), market, farm..... they've all got good meat often cheaper than a supermarket. Or eat vegetables!

Panther 01.09.2011 11:25

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by botzibaby1 (Post 1323107)
well at least they have some meat...for us vegetarians they have no tofu!


Which Migros or Coop do yuo visit, our Migros (MM) has Tofu, and seasoned Tofu.....not to mention a large range of Quorn products

swedishguy 01.09.2011 11:28

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by Pather (Post 1323113)
Which Migros or Coop do yuo visit, our Migros (MM) has Tofu, and seasoned Tofu.....not to mention a large range of Quorn products

As a former BF of a vegetarian i too confirm they have tofu + quorn stuff. Im willing to bet that their veggie selection is equally limited though.

swedishguy 01.09.2011 11:30

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
[QUOTE=grumpygrapefruit;1323109]Go to a butchers or Turkish (or other "ethnic" shop), market, farm..... they've all got good meat often cheaper than a supermarket. Or eat vegetables![/QUOTE]

Thanks for a god tip and a utterly crazy one :D (I do love veggies but i prefer a nice steak with them.)

Caviarchips 01.09.2011 11:30

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by swedishguy (Post 1323094)
Im so pissed off at Migros/Coop. Not only do they close BEFORE I get home from work, their meat selection is rediciolous. :mad:

I agree with GG, go to a good local butcher - you'll get better meat which hasn't been vac-packed to oblivion (the blood gets sucked back in) and stay away from the marinades....knowling whats in those marinades puts me off them, and knowing how they choose the meat to cover in the sticky cr*p doesn't encourage me either

(Oh...and shopping local keeps local trademen in business)

phdoofus 01.09.2011 11:33

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
We've been told we're supposed to just shut up and take it.

http://www.englishforum.ch/complaint...-all-time.html

Mud 01.09.2011 11:40

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by swedishguy (Post 1323118)
As a former BF of a vegetarian i too confirm they have tofu + quorn stuff. Im willing to bet that their veggie selection is equally limited though.

Tofu is here, but in Civilization one can find a good half dozen different types without even going to ethnic food shops.

It's like saying "no meat choice? that's crazy talk." and then offering up this

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...QCOzwaYEaXRP6Q


carnivorous since 1991, but love good freshly made tofu :msncool:

botzibaby1 01.09.2011 11:46

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by Pather (Post 1323113)
Which Migros or Coop do yuo visit, our Migros (MM) has Tofu, and seasoned Tofu.....not to mention a large range of Quorn products

hmm..jealous! my Coop in Richterswil has none of that..in fact the only place I have ever seen tofu is at an Asian specialty store.

Humblebee 01.09.2011 11:52

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
You are absolutely right! Horrible here. When I get bored I go to Autria or Germany and stock up on things. Especially cold cuts and meat.

swedishguy 01.09.2011 11:54

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

Originally Posted by phdoofus (Post 1323124)
We've been told we're supposed to just shut up and take it.

http://www.englishforum.ch/complaint...-all-time.html

Not in the complaints corner we aint! :)

grumpygit 01.09.2011 11:56

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by swedishguy (Post 1323164)
Not in the complaints corner we aint! :)

WELL! never mind about the meat choice, have you not tried looking for brown sugar?

sorry i just couldnt resist :cool:

Zubie_9 01.09.2011 12:00

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Do you have Aligro near you? It's kind of like a super store. Well the closest you'll get. I'm a veg. but when my husband does buy meat, he likes to do it there. Though I wish he'd go to a local butcher b/c I'm sure it's better quality. But price wise, Aligro seems to be the winner.

And for the other vegies out there, here in Lausanne we have a fair ammount of tofu, (the really good kind is at Asian food stores.) and Quorn (Migros) and Quanature (sp? At Coop.) But I sure do miss the variety they have in the states!

adrianlondon 01.09.2011 12:03

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Have to feel sorry for all you people who don't live in Basel.

15 minutes cycling in one direction brings me to Marktkauf in Germany. Good butchers, mainly pork and beef. Around the corner from there is a Turkish shop, also with a butcher counter, mainly lamb.

10-15 minutes cycling in a different direction brings me to Geant Casino in France. Again, a wide range of products. You can get hickory smoked ribs there, ready for the BBQ. Can't remember the price/weight but I paid 4 for a rack last time.

On Saturdays, France also has a farmer's market. I now get all my lamb from there. The guy spent ages last Saturday cubing me some lamb for a curry - it's 14/Kg but you only pay for what you get. By that I mean all the fat he trimmed off, and the pieces not big enough to make a nice cube, were discarded. Plus I got some free sausages.

I only buy meat in Switzerland if it's on 50% aktion. Not that I can't afford the prices here (I live on my own so we're not talking huge amounts of meat) but it just seems silly to pay these prices when the quality at the market in France beats the Swiss meat and costs so much less.

manny calavera 01.09.2011 12:48

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Is it really the lack of variety or do you just find it inconvenient to try things you haven't tried before?

As of meet. You get chicken, beef, pork, lamb and seefood in any variation you want in almost every coop or migros. Go shop an hour before they close and most of it will be 50% off.
It's easy to find ingredients to cook Asian, Mediterranean and even American.

Tofu and Quorn is available even in small migros / coop.

Buy seasonal veggies and have different choices every month. When was the last time you cooked a Aubergine? Broccoli? Blumenkohl? Kohlrabi? Knollenselleri? Wirz?

I live on a very small budget (student with no rich daddy's financial support) but a balanced diet is very important to me. I love to cook and I harly ever get bored with what I can get at the mid-size coop at my trainstation.

Do you want to get to gether and cook sometimes? :)

swedishguy 01.09.2011 13:24

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by grumpygit (Post 1323171)
WELL! never mind about the meat choice, have you not tried looking for brown sugar?

sorry i just couldnt resist :cool:

Haha actually i have! Im also upset with the poor ready-made food selection. Im used to buying chicken wings, ribs, awsome salads with actual MEAT in them, etc. Here you pay 6 CHF for a tiny "greek" salad with some cucumber bits and 3-4 feta cheese bits. :msnmad:

swedishguy 01.09.2011 13:35

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
Is it really the lack of variety or do you just find it inconvenient to try things you haven't tried before?

Its the lack of veriety.

As of meet. You get chicken, beef, pork, lamb and seefood in any variation you want in almost every coop or migros. Go shop an hour before they close and most of it will be 50% off.

I dont know about "most of it". Also, they close 6.30. I get home 6.45. No, they totally have less options and its totally over-priced, even for CH. I guess its because they refuse to import argentinian meat, etc.

It's easy to find ingredients to cook Asian, Mediterranean and even American.

Semi-agreed. The asian section is 3 times bigger in yer average scandinavian (large) food store.

Tofu and Quorn is available even in small migros / coop.

That makes me happy for all you vegetarians out there, but personally i find tofu tasteless and Quorn products plain weird. :)

Buy seasonal veggies and have different choices every month. When was the last time you cooked a Aubergine? Broccoli? Blumenkohl? Kohlrabi? Knollenselleri? Wirz?

Wirz? I dont want a veggie stew or grilled Aubergine. I want lamb-racks that doesnt force me to sell my car in order to buy a decent amount of them.

I live on a very small budget (student with no rich daddy's financial support) but a balanced diet is very important to me. I love to cook and I harly ever get bored with what I can get at the mid-size coop at my trainstation.

Wait until you have a job and want to throw a big-ass BBQ for your friends.

Do you want to get to gether and cook sometimes? :)

Are you asking me out on a date? :)

Helm 01.09.2011 13:36

Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?
 
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Originally Posted by manny calavera (Post 1323270)
As of meet. You get chicken, beef, pork, lamb and seefood in any variation you want in almost every coop or migros.

I have to disagree there. Coming from a city that has market places filled with still-moving-too-many-to-count fish might not be helping... But I am very very disappointed with the fish available in Coop or Migros. In medium sized stores you get salmon, pangasius filet and... well, some bass. On big ones, you get some salted codfish in the Portuguese cantons, and some... well... variations of bass... The rest of the so called seafood is frozen... Not a big fan of frozen, but there is still not that much variety.

I miss the good old stinky fish markets :msncry:

I find the local Migros very well stocked on vegetables, though! (Coop not so strong on that department)

nickatbasel 01.09.2011 13:41

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

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 1323109)
Or eat vegetables!



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