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xeon 30.10.2020 14:05

Why juices are so expensive?
 
I have the following curiosity about juices in general. I get a little shocked when I look at the prices of juices in general, especially Mango. I think they are a little pricey. For example, a pack of 6 bottles of 1 Liter is around 30CHF in Migros.

Do Swiss people drink juice? Do they prefer to blend fruit by themselves instead of buying prepared juice?

gaburko 30.10.2020 14:28

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3233477)
I have the following curiosity about juices in general. I get a little shocked when I look at the prices of juices in general, especially Mango. I think they are a little pricey. For example, a pack of 6 bottles of 1 Liter is around 30CHF in Migros.

You can always go to the closest mango farm and ask them to make some juice for you :D:D:D

It will definitely be cheaper. Now transportation though....

nejc 30.10.2020 14:31

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3233477)
I have the following curiosity about juices in general. I get a little shocked when I look at the prices of juices in general, especially Mango. I think they are a little pricey. For example, a pack of 6 bottles of 1 Liter is around 30CHF in Migros.
Do Swiss people drink juice? Do they prefer to blend fruit by themselves instead of buying prepared juice?

Check prices for fruits and than you will understand the prices of juices. If this doesn't connect, than try to understand their agricultural policy, which is different than policies run in USA or EU.
Imported food (one that is not also produced here) is usually not so expensive, for example, Sarasay Mango juice is 2.1 chf / 0,75l.


Anyway, fruit juice is not a drink, but it's food :D so it is healthier this way.

aSwissInTheUS 30.10.2020 14:38

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Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3233477)
Do Swiss people drink juice?

I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top. :msntongue:

xeon 30.10.2020 14:41

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
@aSwissInTheUS, thanks for the feedback.

@nejc, following your link, I now realized that there is more offer on the website than in the Migros closest to my home. Maybe I am going to the wrong Migros, and should look for a bigger Migros.

I have found this link (https://www.englishforum.ch/food-dri...op-stores.html)

ch2013 30.10.2020 15:26

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
Check Lidl

st2lemans 30.10.2020 15:31

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3233501)
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top. :msntongue:

I always have grape juice on hand, however it's gone off and fermented! :eek:

Tom

k_and_e 30.10.2020 15:37

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3233477)
I have the following curiosity about juices in general. I get a little shocked when I look at the prices of juices in general, especially Mango. I think they are a little pricey. For example, a pack of 6 bottles of 1 Liter is around 30CHF in Migros.

Do Swiss people drink juice? Do they prefer to blend fruit by themselves instead of buying prepared juice?

That's 5 CHF per liter. If you count 3 mangos per liter, you see that it's not really expensive.

xeon 30.10.2020 15:44

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3233539)
That's 5 CHF per liter. If you count 3 mangos per liter, you see that it's not really expensive.

As you might guess, Mango juice is not 100% squeezed fresh Mango. You are forgetting the water, maybe juice concentrate, and many things more. Nevertheless, I am going to check Lidl. I might get lucky.

NotAllThere 30.10.2020 16:13

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3233501)
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top. :msntongue:

Bought from the local farm, I expect!

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3233535)
I always have grape juice on hand, however it's gone off and fermented! :eek:

Tom

Oh don't wine. ;)

FCBarca 30.10.2020 17:08

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
I make my own fresh juices, it works out to be roughly 15-20% more expensive than buying it Bio but mine taste better

aSwissInTheUS 30.10.2020 17:08

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Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3233557)
Bought from the local farm, I expect!

Landi. Not directly from the farm, but from a single farm. Still o.k.? :msnunsure:

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3233535)
I always have grape juice on hand, however it's gone off and fermented! :eek:

Sturm and Suser. What a bourru.

staubli 13.11.2020 09:51

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
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Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3233477)
I have the following curiosity about juices in general. I get a little shocked when I look at the prices of juices in general, especially Mango. I think they are a little pricey. For example, a pack of 6 bottles of 1 Liter is around 30CHF in Migros.

Do Swiss people drink juice? Do they prefer to blend fruit by themselves instead of buying prepared juice?

You can try to shop in Switzerland's discount grocery chains like Aldi or Lidl. They have become the only places I'd go to for groceries.

Village Idiot 13.11.2020 11:31

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
Like everything else, you just need to head over the border

Stoker177 13.11.2020 14:24

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
I prefer to squeeze my own oranges every morning ( naughty minds! ) tastes better and healthier. I also prefer to make my own smoothies and health drinks.

Soft fruit sold in supermarkets here are hopeless, not unusual to find mould on them and they have to be eaten straight away....have they never heard of keeping fruit in cool storage?

AS for use by dates...check them closely, plenty of stuff on the shelves out of date. The worst was Kurbiss soup in COOP...still for sale at the check out days out of date and all nicely bloated packaging from the fermentation. :eek:

Murloc 14.11.2020 00:05

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
the traditional swiss juice is apple juice, or the seasonal most, and that sort of stuff.

If you want cheap juices you need to go to a hard discount and get imported stuff.

I'd say that in general, swiss people don't drink lots of packaged fruit juices. This is my personal anectode though.

mmaa 15.11.2020 11:02

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
Like someone else wrote already, head to Lidl! Much cheaper.

Talk to you later 15.11.2020 11:12

Re: Why juices are so expensive?
 
Make your own smoothies, no added sugar and more fiber.

Susie-Q 15.11.2020 16:51

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Originally Posted by Talk to you later (Post 3239269)
Make your own smoothies, no added sugar and more fiber.

Yes! You can buy excellent frozen fruits & berries. That is what we do... also, you can add sparkling water to your juice to make it last a bit longer & it is refreshing.


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