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Old 08.07.2008, 01:17
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I have about 25 sq metres plus containers...
That sounds awesome. I'd love to do that myself, but frankly your garden is about the same size as my apartment!
Back to the evil duopoly for the poor grad student...
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Old 08.07.2008, 09:51
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the British are the most tolerant nation on earth - but there´s one thing i will not tolerate and that´s aspersions on our sense of humour.
we lead the world on that front (as well as many others).
it´s just that it´s so sophisicated that many others simply do not understand it - if you see what i mean


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That happens alot in the US also. Once they are picked they really don't last long. Isn't that normal??
Sounds like everything must be better in the UK...except the humor of course...... kidding of course...please don't attack
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Old 08.07.2008, 10:09
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the British are the most tolerant nation on earth - but there´s one thing i will not tolerate and that´s aspersions on our sense of humour.
we lead the world on that front (as well as many others).
it´s just that it´s so sophisicated that many others simply do not understand it - if you see what i mean
I think you mean English sense of humour right? Some Scots have a sense of humour too....because laughter's free. The Welsh can certainly laugh at themselves...which is just as well 'cause everybody else does.

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Old 08.07.2008, 10:46
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of course I'm aware of that. But I had the impression we were talking about choice here and in a supermarket choice is about being able to find a broader variety including unusual products rather than all the same just with different labels.
As Peachy said, neither horse nor rabbit are popular in the UK so it would be pretty shortsighted of a supermarket to stock them if they are just going to go rotten on the shelf because no-one buys them.

They might come into fashion again - meats like ostrich and kangaroo became popular a few years ago so they were available quite widely but I don't think they are necessarily popular now. Supermarkets have to tailor their variety to the needs of the consumer.

Usually, in the UK if you want something a bit unusual you can find it in a specialty shop.

In Swiss supermarkets you do find rabbit and horse but that is probably because these meats are more popular in Switzerland and the supermarkets are just responding to demand.
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Old 08.07.2008, 12:17
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As Peachy said, neither horse nor rabbit are popular in the UK so it would be pretty shortsighted of a supermarket to stock them if they are just going to go rotten on the shelf because no-one buys them.
It's either that or management being unwilling to try something new?

London claims to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet. Over 300 languages spoken. People from many different countries and cultures. And yet nobody has an appetite for rabbit? Strange world.
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Old 08.07.2008, 12:34
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It's either that or management being unwilling to try something new?

London claims to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet. Over 300 languages spoken. People from many different countries and cultures. And yet nobody has an appetite for rabbit? Strange world.
Blame Beatrix Potter and her cast of characters Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit and his family Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.
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Old 08.07.2008, 12:41
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Blame Beatrix Potter and her cast of characters Benjamin Bunny, Peter Rabbit and his family Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail.
And Watership Down
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Old 08.07.2008, 12:51
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And Watership Down
Right. Personally I can't enough of the stuff. But my wife and daughter would rather starve than eat Thumper!
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Old 08.07.2008, 13:27
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As Peachy said, neither horse nor rabbit are popular in the UK so it would be pretty shortsighted of a supermarket to stock them if they are just going to go rotten on the shelf because no-one buys them. They might come into fashion again -
Unlikely as long as you can get two chickens for under a fiver at Tesco's and ASDA.
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Re: Migros and COOP - Low quality explained...

Tesco rabbits:
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Go Cat Duck Rabbit & Chicken 950g
From the Complete Dry Cat Food shelf - see whole shelf
£2.16 (£2.27 per kg)
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Go Cat Duck Rabbit & Chicken 375g
From the Complete Dry Cat Food shelf - see whole shelf
£0.88 (£2.35 per kg)
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Tesco Value Guinea Pig & Rabbit Food 2kg
From the Other Small Animal Products S shelf - see whole shelf
£1.79 (£0.90 per kg)
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Go Cat Rabbit Turkey & Vegetable 950g
From the Complete Dry Cat Food shelf - see whole shelf
£2.17 (£2.28 per kg)
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Go Cat Duck Rabbit & Chicken 2kg
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£4.44 (£2.22 per kg)
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Tesco Dog Super Chunks With Rabbit 1.25kg
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£0.72 (£0.58 per kg)
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Cesar Menu Rabbit & Heart 150g
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£0.49 (£3.27 per kg)
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Tesco Rabbit Food With Vegetable 2kg
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£3.18 (£1.59 per kg)
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Whiskas Supermeat Rabbit 390g
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£0.54 (£1.38 per kg)
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Sheba With Rabbit & Chicken100g
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£0.33 (£3.30 per kg)
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Go-Cat Rabbit Turkey & Vegetable 375g
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£0.98 (£2.61 per kg)
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Felix Foil Rabbit & Lamb In Jelly 100g
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£0.29 (£2.90 per kg)
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Tesco Finest Rabbit & Heart Meat Medley In Gravy 150g
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£0.49 (£3.27 per kg)
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Bakers Complete Dog Food Rabbit & Duck 6kg
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£9.19 (£1.53 per kg)
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Go Cat Chicken Duck & Rabbit 4kg
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£8.16 (£2.04 per kg)
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Winalot Classicsduck & Rabbit Injelly 400g
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£0.52 (£1.30 per kg)
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Bakers Complete Dog Food Rabbit Duck & Vegetable 3kg
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£5.28 (£1.76 per kg)
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Bakers Complete Dog Food Rabbit & Duck 1.5kg
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£2.87 (£1.91 per kg)
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Tesco Rabbit Food With Vegetable 4kg
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£5.28 (£1.32 per kg)
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Winalot Classicsduck & Rabbit In Jelly 1200g
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YOU SEE! LOADS of rabbit!
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Old 08.07.2008, 13:43
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And Watership Down
Oh dear, I remember being dragged to watch that. Way too soppy for my taste. When I was in the UK some enterprising chap supplied rabbits via the local pub. Shot with a rifle so no lead shot, ready skinned and gutted, for a couple of quid a pair. Excellent for stews!
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Old 08.07.2008, 13:44
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It's either that or management being unwilling to try something new?

London claims to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet. Over 300 languages spoken. People from many different countries and cultures. And yet nobody has an appetite for rabbit? Strange world.
First of all, it doesn't claim to be, it just is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet.

As for you not being able to find Rabbit on sale, I'm guessing that you probably didn't go to a butcher. As previously mentioned, most Supermarkets wouldn't stock it as they wouldn't be selling enough of them to make it worth their while. The same principle is followed here by Migro's and Coop with "fresh" merchandise.
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It's either that or management being unwilling to try something new?

London claims to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the planet. Over 300 languages spoken. People from many different countries and cultures. And yet nobody has an appetite for rabbit? Strange world.
You can get rabbit in most butchers in London, you may have to order them sometimes but my local butcher in Berwick St Market in Soho always had 20 or 30 of them hanging outside. As you head out into Chav land though they are more difficult to find, but again, most butchers would order them for you.
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Old 08.07.2008, 13:52
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The Canton? The city? price per kg (lb)? Any more detail?

Canton= Solothurn
City= Solothurn
I was just passing by and noticed the sign, I believe it was 7.50Sfr per 100gram

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I dont think anyone has said that veggies in the UK are better, its accepted that they last longer because of the preservatives etc used in the growing and pre-sales process but nobody said that the UK fresh-food is tastier. I did say and its mostly agreed on this thread that Swiss SUPERMARKET fresh-food however is inferior in quality and doesn't last much beyond the checkout to almost any other countries super markets. I tend to like the austro-german-italian products far more than either the UK or CH.
Sorry for my misunderstanding. I have just not experienced a difference nor have I experienced low quality at Coop or Migro's regarding the fresh produce.
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In most parts of UK you can pick fresh rabbit on motorways and country lanes, particularly in the summer. And occasional pheasant too. No need to go to Tesco.
That's probably why people don't eat them any more. Too many squashed ones around, just puts you off.
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Old 08.07.2008, 14:03
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Canton= Solothurn
City= Solothurn
I was just passing by and noticed the sign, I believe it was 7.50Sfr per 100gram

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75 Swissies for a kilo of steak?



I will continue my US > CH smuggling exercises ...

(if the Swiss customs people are reading this forum - I am just kidding, of course)
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Old 08.07.2008, 14:05
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...And chilis, the tiny hot ones, I only ever use one or two in a dish, yet they will only sell me a pack of 10. Still, they do this back in the UK too, and it annoyed me there too.
Some of the larger Coops (for example Volkiland) have individual hot peppers for sale in their produce department. I bought 1 for CHF 0.10, removed the seeds, planted them in a pot, ate the rest (pain!!!), and voila, chilis made in Swissieland.
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Old 08.07.2008, 14:06
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Unlikely as long as you can get two chickens for under a fiver at Tesco's and ASDA.
Aww, c'mon! Chicken is so... yesterday.
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Old 08.07.2008, 14:21
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Unlikely as long as you can get two chickens for under a fiver at Tesco's and ASDA.
The last time I looked chicken breast fillets in Tesco/Sainsbury etc were pretty pricey. I remember flinching at the price when I bought my first whole chicken here, but when I tasted it thought it was worth it.
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