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Budget Domestic grocery shopping

Apart from France, are there any economy outlets in the Geneva area?
Things like Netto, Aldi, Lidl? I just came home from a shopping
trip to Coop and, well, I don't think I've ever spent that that much on food before!!!
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Re: economy shopping

Try checking out http://www.aligro.ch/index1280.cfm

Big warehouse style shop in Acacias neighbourhood.
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Apart from France, are there any economy outlets in the Geneva area?
Things like Netto, Aldi, Lidl? I just came home from a shopping
trip to Coop and, well, I don't think I've ever spent that that much on food before!!!
Look at it this way: nor have you earned so much and paid so little tax...
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Try checking out http://www.aligro.ch/index1280.cfm

Big warehouse style shop in Acacias neighbourhood.
FYI- This as well as the German Schweiz Prodega require a membership. If your work has a canteen and holds a membership, you might be able to recieve a day pass. Really only worth going for buying meat in bulk.
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Re: economy shopping

Yes, membership required but I beg to differ on selection: there is much more to buy in the Geneva location than just meat (herbs, drinks, snacks, soups...) and the brand selection seemed better to me than the large German warehouse chains the original poster mentioned.
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Re: economy shopping

apparently, Aldi plans to open plenty of shops in western CH over the coming months.
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Re: economy shopping

You do not need to be a remember at Alligro. You can be, but you don't need to be to shop there.
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Re: economy shopping

Thanks for the replies.

Good to hear about the Aldi plans.

I'll be sure to visit Aligro in the next week or so.
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Re: economy shopping

I went to Aldi near Oerlikon and to be honest, it was pretty disgusting. Scavengeing for a bargain is not my idea of fun. OK, the toilet paper is cheap but it's just as cheap at Coop.

Anywhere that sells the equivalent of 2-3 chickens in a frozen bag for a pittance should come under suspicion. I asked the girl in Aldi where the chicken came from (as there was no information on the packet) - well, she spoke neither German or any other language I can muster up. So she called the manager who had even less of a clue.

I guess if you need frozen Gustatus Similis Pullus , gallons of Ice Tea and all sorts of miscellaneous garbage then Aldi is the place to go.
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I have just been in that Aldi in the last ten minutes and procured a spiffing luncheon of smoked salmon, trout and gipfeli. You snob.

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I went to Aldi near Oerlikon and to be honest, it was pretty disgusting. Scavengeing for a bargain is not my idea of fun. OK, the toilet paper is cheap but it's just as cheap at Coop.

Anywhere that sells the equivalent of 2-3 chickens in a frozen bag for a pittance should come under suspicion. I asked the girl in Aldi where the chicken came from (as there was no information on the packet) - well, she spoke neither German or any other language I can muster up. So she called the manager who had even less of a clue.

I guess if you need frozen Gustatus Similis Pullus , gallons of Ice Tea and all sorts of miscellaneous garbage then Aldi is the place to go.
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I have just been in that Aldi in the last ten minutes and procured a spiffing luncheon of smoked salmon, trout and gipfeli. You snob.

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What appeared to be smoked salmon, trout... and I'll let them have the gipfeli.

And how was your Fish-Product-masquerading-as-Salmonella lunch?
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Frightfully good in fact. I am supping a "Flying Power" energy drink (70 raps) as a digestif. Interestingly the trout is exactly the same fish and packaging as that they sell in the coop up the road, except Aldi 1chf cheaper...

I can go next door and get a small plate of Sushi for 26chf, but thats excessive for a raw fish lunch...

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What appeared to be smoked salmon, trout... and I'll let them have the gipfeli.

And how was your Fish-Product-masquerading-as-Salmonella lunch?
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Frightfully good in fact. I am supping a "Flying Power" energy drink (70 raps) as a digestif. Interestingly the trout is exactly the same fish and packaging as that they sell in the coop up the road, except Aldi 1chf cheaper...

I can go next door and get a small plate of Sushi for 26chf, but thats excessive for a raw fish lunch...

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Aye, now you can take the 1chf you saved and buy yourself some bog roll when the time comes to purge the pseudo food product frm your system.
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Re: economy shopping

For those familiar with French TV, a while ago on the M6 Capital show the subject was the difference between the expensive brands and the el-cheapo no name brands - with an emphasis on food and non-food staples.

Wonder of wonders, it turned out that in many cases, the same production line churned out the same product to the exact same specs (down time is bad karma) - only the packaging differed.
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Re: economy shopping

I have bought similar food there for many months, and I is feelin goooood Billy Ray.

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Aye, now you can take the 1chf you saved and buy yourself some bog roll when the time comes to purge the pseudo food product frm your system.
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For those familiar with French TV, a while ago on the M6 Capital show the subject was the difference between the expensive brands and the el-cheapo no name brands - with an emphasis on food and non-food staples.

Wonder of wonders, it turned out that in many cases, the same production line churned out the same product to the exact same specs (down time is bad karma) - only the packaging differed.

The thing is though, I would be careful about buying smoked salmon at Coop as well. Most salmon these days is farmed and tastes of maize (corn for our merkun friends) which is what they feed it.

Salmon is the chicken of the sea. Turkey is the new chicken. DaveA, next time you're in Aldi, be sure to pick up a turkey schnitzel sandwich, mmm
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Re: economy shopping

No, I am going to spend all my time navel-gazing instead.

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The thing is though, I would be careful about buying smoked salmon at Coop as well. Most salmon these days is farmed and tastes of maize (corn for our merkun friends) which is what they feed it.

Salmon is the chicken of the sea. Turkey is the new chicken. DaveA, next time you're in Aldi, be sure to pick up a turkey schnitzel sandwich, mmm
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I have just been in that Aldi in the last ten minutes and procured a spiffing luncheon of smoked salmon, trout and gipfeli. You snob.

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we could have an EF meeting in that Aldi. I can see it from here, if I had a long neck and was able to pass through solid surfaces......and turn 270 degrees.....!!
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So you work in coop, PWC,ABB, UBS, CS The smart money is on you stacking shelves in coop or a gardener in the hanging gardens of Oerlikon.

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we could have an EF meeting in that Aldi. I can see it from here, if I had a long neck and was able to pass through solid surfaces......and turn 270 degrees.....!!
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Re: Budget Domestic grocery shopping

I remain skeptical about Aldi. My drinking hasn't reached the stage where it has to go no-name brand.
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