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Old 21.05.2021, 16:46
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Re: Schoggigipfeli frustration (friday rant)

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I see this all the time with the more popular breads and don't understand it either. If you know, day in and day out, that these breads sell out quickly in the day why wouldn't you bake some more of these (says the non-business owner)?
I think it's probably about prioritising the oven and manpower usage. You'll be wanting to produce bread throughout the day, so there will be a very specific plan of what to bake at which point, varying that to produce a few more of the luxury items early in the day may have a knock-on effect for bread or whatever later in the day.

Alternative answer: why would anyone wait until 0930 to buy choccigipfeln? And sane Swiss person would have already finished their z'nuni by then and be getting themselves ready for their 1130 lunch. Anyone wanting to vary from these norms must be discouraged, so they would deliberately remove all the remaining product and throw it away rather than selling it to uncouth foreigners who don't know the correct times they should be eating their meals.
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if you have one every day, maybe just order/reserve one with the bakery. our bakery opens at 6am so i'm not surprised that it is finished by 9am as all the commuter buyers will have gone by then.
Very much this, doesn't matter if it's just a one-off or a regular thing.

Bakers start their workday at 2-3-4am, it ends at around noon. If you want something they don't generally have, or on a day they don't, or an unusual amount, you'll need to order the day before or earlier.
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Old 21.05.2021, 17:15
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I like a good, freshly baked "Schoggigipfeli" (chocolate croissant) every now an then for my "Znüni" (morning tea). Ones from Migros or Coop are okay, but usually nowhere near as good as from a local bakery.

However more often than not, I get to a bakery around 9 or 9.30am and get told they're already sold out. "SOLD OUT???" IT'S FRIGG'N 9AM!! And then almost immediately get offered a "Schoggibrötli" (chocolate bun), a clearly sub-standard alternative, but one with a longer shelf-life.
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you have made no new posts since this one this morning. just checking everything is ok - and also schoggibrotli is amazeballs - perhaps it was the universe telling you to try that. Please update telling us you are ok. - concerned fellow schoggi___*insert carb fan*
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Re: Schoggigipfeli frustration (friday rant)

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I think it's .... blah-blah...for bread or whatever later in the day => wurschtwegge!

Alternative answer: why would anyone wait until 0930 to buy choccigipfeln? And sane Swiss person (or even just slightly deranged foreigner would have already realized that a hot, greasy wurschtwegge is all that they really need!

finished their z'nuni by then and be getting themselves ready for their 1130 lunch. Anyone wanting to vary from these norms must be discouraged, so they would deliberately remove all the remaining product and throw it away rather than selling it to uncouth foreigners who don't know the correct times they should be eating their meals.
Just get in it - with the wurschtwegge from Hunzenschwil
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Old 21.05.2021, 20:46
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you have made no new posts since this one this morning. just checking everything is ok - and also schoggibrotli is amazeballs - perhaps it was the universe telling you to try that. Please update telling us you are ok. - concerned fellow schoggi___*insert carb fan*

I'm fine thanks! I fully admit this threat is FWP pur, which is why I've been saving it all week.



These guilty pleasures are usually spontaeneous, so ordering them in advance would spoil the delight (or disappointment).



@Swissotter: I am fine, thanks for the welfare concern!


Speaking of Wurstweggen, I mourn the closing of the butcher in HB Shopville that used to sell hot food. They sold the most wicked sausage rolls, just dripping with artery-clogging goodness. Aaahh, the good ol' days.
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Old 21.05.2021, 22:08
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Fat, greedy bastards, the lot of you!

What you all need, is a hot, greasy Wurstweggen from Hunzenschwil - the best
But that's lunch, not breakfast!

And a chäschüechli for dinner to round out the day.
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Re: Schoggigipfeli frustration (friday rant)

No way, Cordon Blue mit Pommes for dinner
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Old 22.05.2021, 12:21
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No way, Cordon Blue mit Pommes for dinner
Funny, all this craving for Swiss food here.

Actually I've been craving for a Schnitzel (Austrian, I know) with Pommes frites for weeks now. Something I only eat out and maximum once a year.
So maybe it's more the restaurants being closed than the SchniPo?
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Old 22.05.2021, 12:26
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Re: Schoggigipfeli frustration (friday rant)

Morning tea is like a snack between breakfast and lunch, right?

Just fast till noon, problem solved.

I love these crispy things here, really, especially from certain bakers. But can't do the phyllo anymore. I think I am phyllo-ed out.
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