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Re: Coop sold me expired food

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"That pasty goes off at midnight."
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aka "best before"

i.e. no need to throw it away right after the date.
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It doesn't suddenly go off after sneaking out of the carton at night, reading the best before date, and dribbling back in again.
Did I say anything about the date? It's starting to go sour so I know that I have to use it right now.
Thanks for the hilarious idea of milk actually doing what you said
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Old 15.07.2015, 22:48
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yep, it is the packing date. I'm an idiot
omg cherries from the fridge is the best thing right now (well not as good as ice cream but much less calorific)
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

Coop also adds things to your bill that you haven't had or charges twice for an item....worth checking the bill before leaving the shop...it has happened so many times to me I now try to avoid Coop. ...unfortunately "if we make a mistake on your bill you get the whole lot free" is only Tesco UK and not here.
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An inattentive cashieralso adds things to your bill that you haven't had or charges twice for an item....worth checking the bill before leaving the shop...it has happened so many times to me I now try to avoid Coop. ...unfortunately "if we make a mistake on your bill you get the whole lot free" is only Tesco UK and not here.
You should always check the bill before you leave the shop, no matter where you buy things.
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Old 04.08.2015, 09:39
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Coop also adds things to your bill that you haven't had or charges twice for an item....worth checking the bill before leaving the shop...it has happened so many times to me I now try to avoid Coop. ...unfortunately "if we make a mistake on your bill you get the whole lot free" is only Tesco UK and not here.
I don't think you blame Coop for extras on your bill as that can happen anywhere. It's the individual cashier who makes the mistake and I'm pretty sure that COOP doesn't train the cashiers to randomly add extra things to customer's bill. Maybe your coop just has a few incompetent checkout assistants.
Having worked in supermarkets as summer jobs I can tell you that it's very easy to accidentally scan an item twice and customers should always double check the bill before leaving the store.

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Old 04.08.2015, 09:47
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

On average our weekly shop is 25%++ higher in COOP than in Migros - based on extended but non-accurate sampling. Our groceries used to be well over 100chf per week (for 2 people without meat and drinks (coffee, soft and alcoholic*) and are now under 100chf.

As for expired food the best before dates and consume by dates are works of fiction - I have had milk that has turned before the date and smoked salmon in perfect condition a week after the date - from both COOP and Migros.

*These are bought at separate shops.
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On average our weekly shop is 25%++ higher in COOP than in Migros - based on extended but non-accurate sampling. Our groceries used to be well over 100chf per week (for 2 people without meat and drinks (coffee, soft and alcoholic*) and are now under 100chf.

As for expired food the best before dates and consume by dates are works of fiction - I have had milk that has turned before the date and smoked salmon in perfect condition a week after the date - from both COOP and Migros.

*These are bought at separate shops.
(COOP/Migros) My experience as well. Lidl brings the bill lower still, perhaps same with Aldi.

The best before date amounts to a warranty. Nobody claims that the goods are spoilt after that date.
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(COOP/Migros) My experience as well. Lidl brings the bill lower still, perhaps same with Aldi.

The best before date amounts to a warranty. Nobody claims that the goods are spoilt after that date.
I'm trying to appear like a Swiss not a bloody auslander*





*Although Aldi's "not quite Nespresso" capsules aren't that bad (as emergency back up coffee). And, in the UK, their £1.25 bottles of Ale (a couple from Brains, Marston Imperial, Tribute, Brakspear and others) has pushed Asda to offer 4 for £5. I doubt I'll get that here though

I'll shop in Aldi/Lidl for specifics - but generally their tills can have long queues and make the whole process time consuming.
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On average our weekly shop is 25%++ higher in COOP than in Migros - based on extended but non-accurate sampling. Our groceries used to be well over 100chf per week (for 2 people without meat and drinks (coffee, soft and alcoholic*) and are now under 100chf.

As for expired food the best before dates and consume by dates are works of fiction - I have had milk that has turned before the date and smoked salmon in perfect condition a week after the date - from both COOP and Migros.

*These are bought at separate shops.
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(COOP/Migros) My experience as well. Lidl brings the bill lower still, perhaps same with Aldi.

The best before date amounts to a warranty. Nobody claims that the goods are spoilt after that date.
I prefer Migros for most things - cheap, nice layout, nice employees, good quality store brand items (better than some brand name things), proximity to many places.

Coop is slightly more expensive but they have the wider range of brand-name items, so I go there occasionally.
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Old 04.08.2015, 22:34
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On average our weekly shop is 25%++ higher in COOP than in Migros - based on extended but non-accurate sampling. Our groceries used to be well over 100chf per week (for 2 people without meat and drinks (coffee, soft and alcoholic*) and are now under 100chf.

As for expired food the best before dates and consume by dates are works of fiction - I have had milk that has turned before the date and smoked salmon in perfect condition a week after the date - from both COOP and Migros.

*These are bought at separate shops.


Our groceries for 2 people without meat and coffee but with 6 bottles of wine, chicken, Salmon and "cold meats" in Germany is around 70 CHF.
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Our groceries for 2 people without meat and coffee but with 6 bottles of wine, chicken, Salmon and "cold meats" in Germany is around 70 CHF.
You live off deli meat, chicken, salmon and wine?
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Coop also adds things to your bill that you haven't had or charges twice for an item....worth checking the bill before leaving the shop...it has happened so many times to me I now try to avoid Coop. ...unfortunately "if we make a mistake on your bill you get the whole lot free" is only Tesco UK and not here.
If you tell them once you notice it on the receipt, they will refund the money in cash, - and it doesn't have to be the same day. This happened to me in Zurich, something was on the receipt that I had not bought and since I am not in Zurich daily, I asked for the money back 3 days later and they gave it to me, in cash, it was almost Fr.14 (!!!), despite the fact I had paid by credit card. I think I had to sign for it though.

Either it was the first item of the person behind me in the queue or the last item of the person in front of me, though how this can happen without the checkout operative noticing I don't know.

It happens a lot in supermarkets in Switzerland. Pricing errors are also common, a lower price displayed at the shelf, another, invariably higher price charged at the checkout.

They wanted to keep the receipt. I told them it was my copy which I needed for my credit card statement check-off at the end of the month(!) and that they had their copy in their system, so they made a photocopy of it and I kept the original, with the refunded item crossed out (presumably to prevent me going back a second time for a refund for the same item/amount)!

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I'll shop in Aldi/Lidl for specifics - but generally their tills can have long queues and make the whole process time consuming.
Definitely agree with that one. I don't think I've ever seen more than 1 checkout open in an Aldi Suisse. Whilst Aldi Süd (Germany) is much the same, as few tills open as possible, to keep staff filling shelves etc. and stop them 'wasting time' on customer service.

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Yogurt is different from a lot of other food products in that, the living bacteria in it, is actually very old itself, and the only way to make yogurt is to transplant bacteria from old yogurt into new milk. If you don't have fruit mixed in, that can go bad, it often times is fine to eat yogurt up to a month later.


The expiry date is there on that particular product when it is, because the nutritional value listed on the ingrediants page, will start to diminish, and it no longer will be true.


A lot of food is like this. You need yeast to continuously grow if you want to make a proper mother for baking bread. I know a bakery in San Francisco that sell their bread all over the country(it arrives frozen though), and the mother they used was imported from France in the 1960's. Hence it is a generation of bacteria that is almost 60 years old.


What you should find most interesting is the yogurt drink Actimel, and other forms of this kind of drink. It is bacteria based as well, and helps contribute more "good" stomach bacteria for better digestion and regular bowel movement. Do you know where that bacteria originally comes from? An American male donor, of bacteria originating in his stomach lining, extracted from his feces, and I can't remember the process, but when they put it into a canister and spin it, and the pieces separate.


So, while you are worrying if your Actimel has passed the expiration date of the continually living bacteria that originates from feces, just think, about the big picture.
That's gross. I use Actimel all the time, but will know have a rethink about it!
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That's gross. I use Actimel all the time, but will know have a rethink about it!
Lol, don't believe everything on the internet...
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

Although there is truth in using poo transplants as a medical treatment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_...ota_transplant
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That's gross. I use Actimel all the time, but will know have a rethink about it!
If you think that's gross then have a brief cogitation on where boiled eggs come from!
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Re: Coop sold me expired food

you bought it.
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