Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Complaints corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:20
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
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.

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.
__________________
Allthough stated as an absolute truth, 90% of what I post is pure speculation.
Reply With Quote
The following 11 users would like to thank swedishguy for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:23
botzibaby1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Samstagern
Posts: 105
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 25 Posts
botzibaby1 has no particular reputation at present
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!
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank botzibaby1 for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:24
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NL & sometimes ZH
Posts: 6,359
Groaned at 39 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 17,276 Times in 4,452 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
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!
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:25
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 847
Groaned at 27 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 1,044 Times in 364 Posts
Panther has a reputation beyond reputePanther has a reputation beyond reputePanther has a reputation beyond reputePanther has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Panther for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:28
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:30
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
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 (I do love veggies but i prefer a nice steak with them.)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:30
Caviarchips's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Basel Stadt
Posts: 3,992
Groaned at 104 Times in 80 Posts
Thanked 6,677 Times in 2,388 Posts
Caviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond reputeCaviarchips has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
Im so pissed off at Migros/Coop. Not only do they close BEFORE I get home from work, their meat selection is rediciolous.
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)
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Caviarchips for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:33
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,367
Groaned at 97 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
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.

Hate the foreigner who rant all the time..
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank phdoofus for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:40
Mud's Avatar
Mud Mud is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Romandie
Posts: 2,569
Groaned at 26 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,002 Times in 1,826 Posts
Mud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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




carnivorous since 1991, but love good freshly made tofu
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Mud for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:46
botzibaby1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Samstagern
Posts: 105
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 25 Posts
botzibaby1 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:52
Humblebee's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 35
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 26 Times in 18 Posts
Humblebee has earned some respectHumblebee has earned some respect
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.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:54
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
We've been told we're supposed to just shut up and take it.

Hate the foreigner who rant all the time..
Not in the complaints corner we aint!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank swedishguy for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 01.09.2011, 11:56
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 01.09.2011, 12:00
Zubie_9's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 104
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 36 Times in 21 Posts
Zubie_9 has earned some respectZubie_9 has earned some respect
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!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01.09.2011, 12:03
adrianlondon's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 9,169
Groaned at 171 Times in 154 Posts
Thanked 25,643 Times in 6,892 Posts
adrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond reputeadrianlondon has a reputation beyond repute
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.
Reply With Quote
The following 10 users would like to thank adrianlondon for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 01.09.2011, 12:48
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 101
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 241 Times in 68 Posts
manny calavera has a reputation beyond reputemanny calavera has a reputation beyond reputemanny calavera has a reputation beyond reputemanny calavera has a reputation beyond repute
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?
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank manny calavera for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 01.09.2011, 13:24
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

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

sorry i just couldnt resist
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.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01.09.2011, 13:35
swedishguy's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: bern
Posts: 97
Groaned at 39 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 40 Posts
swedishguy has become a little unpopularswedishguy has become a little unpopular
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?
__________________
Allthough stated as an absolute truth, 90% of what I post is pure speculation.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank swedishguy for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 01.09.2011, 13:36
Helm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich<->St.Gallen
Posts: 2,209
Groaned at 13 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 4,136 Times in 1,371 Posts
Helm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Quote:
View Post
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

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

Fighting for Pluto's liberation from the Dwarf League since 2006 @(°.°)=@)x.X)' ' '
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01.09.2011, 13:41
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Albisrieden
Posts: 5,017
Groaned at 108 Times in 76 Posts
Thanked 7,523 Times in 2,783 Posts
nickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond reputenickatbasel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Would it kill Migros/Coop to show some variety in terms of MEAT?

Cheese surely!

Quote:
View Post
Or eat vegetables!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would it kill the restaurants here to give you free water AussieNanny Complaints corner 399 12.11.2012 23:55
Smoking meat for bbq, best place to buy huge chunks of meat in DE? krolley Food and drink 3 28.07.2010 00:08
Edible vegetable of some variety Mrs Badger Food and drink 12 05.10.2009 10:08
Have 2 dogs - how difficult would it be to find housing? rodsky77 Housing in general 7 29.09.2009 00:37


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0