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Old 11.08.2020, 22:45
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Where have all the black beans gone?

Hi all,

So exactly like my title says...where have all the black beans gone?? Since a few months I cannot find them anywhere anymore, in a tin or even the dried ones. Been to the major COOPs and Migros in central Zurich... The "black beans" section is still there...it's just always empty.

Where do you get yours?
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Old 11.08.2020, 23:08
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

i get mine from coop and migros in central zurich.

i go early and buy every item, every day.
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Old 11.08.2020, 23:12
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Go to any neighborhood Turkish shop. They have them, and every other color of lentils you can imagine, plus a better selection of veggies than you get at Migros at half the price.
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Look at Aldi or Lidl too. I don't think there is any global (or even local) shortage of black beans.
Widen your search a bit
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Hi

Have you also tried 'El Maiz'? They seem to have a decent quantity in both tinned and dried formats

https://www.elmaiz.ch/collections/frijoles?page=1

Edit - Forgot to add Barkat (Schmiede Wiedikon location had them there last time I visited in...oh...February 2020).

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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Asian shops as well.

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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

They still have them at my local big Coop in the "international" section...

Also, I order some here:

https://fridakahlo.ch/collections/frijoles
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Hi

Have you also tried 'El Maiz'? They seem to have a decent quantity in both tinned and dried formats

https://www.elmaiz.ch/collections/frijoles?page=1

Edit - Forgot to add Barkat (Schmiede Wiedikon location had them there last time I visited in...oh...February 2020).
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They still have them at my local big Coop in the "international" section...

Also, I order some here:

https://fridakahlo.ch/collections/frijoles
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Asian shops as well.

Tom
Thanks all. I find that coop and migros don't keep enough stock so it's good to know of these other stores that I can also clear out. thanks again!
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Thanks all. I find that coop and migros don't keep enough stock so it's good to know of these other stores that I can also clear out. thanks again!
Should we put you in contact with the canning companies directly so that you can fully flex your monopolisation of the market?
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Move to Basel.. it's the only solution to your Black Bean problem. Generally available in German supermarkets.
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

anything black has been removed from alot of stores.
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Re: Where have all the black beans gone?

Thanks to those who have given me useful info on the ethnic food stores and online shops. I must admit I have never been to them but I’ll do the online ordering and buy in bulk. Seems to be the easiest.
I’ve been to many, many COOPs and Migros, the Edeka in Konstanz was also sold out when we went 2 weeks ago.

Thanks for the solution
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