Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30.10.2020, 14:05
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Luzern
Posts: 45
Groaned at 25 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
xeon has no particular reputation at present
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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.10.2020, 14:28
gaburko's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BL
Posts: 1,003
Groaned at 158 Times in 106 Posts
Thanked 2,654 Times in 983 Posts
gaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond reputegaburko has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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

It will definitely be cheaper. Now transportation though....
Reply With Quote
The following 12 users would like to thank gaburko for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 30.10.2020, 14:31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Luzern
Posts: 432
Groaned at 21 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 516 Times in 264 Posts
nejc has an excellent reputationnejc has an excellent reputationnejc has an excellent reputationnejc has an excellent reputation
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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 so it is healthier this way.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30.10.2020, 14:38
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,786
Groaned at 99 Times in 88 Posts
Thanked 19,577 Times in 8,681 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
Do Swiss people drink juice?
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank aSwissInTheUS for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 30.10.2020, 14:41
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Luzern
Posts: 45
Groaned at 25 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
xeon has no particular reputation at present
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)

Last edited by xeon; 30.10.2020 at 15:12.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 30.10.2020, 15:26
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 595
Groaned at 45 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 533 Times in 281 Posts
ch2013 is considered a nuisancech2013 is considered a nuisancech2013 is considered a nuisance
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Check Lidl
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ch2013 for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 30.10.2020, 15:31
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 30,930
Groaned at 2,230 Times in 1,656 Posts
Thanked 37,249 Times in 17,629 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top.
I always have grape juice on hand, however it's gone off and fermented!

Tom
Reply With Quote
The following 14 users would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 30.10.2020, 15:37
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8,155
Groaned at 293 Times in 222 Posts
Thanked 18,542 Times in 6,483 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank k_and_e for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 30.10.2020, 15:44
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Luzern
Posts: 45
Groaned at 25 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts
xeon has no particular reputation at present
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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.

Last edited by xeon; 30.10.2020 at 15:57.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank xeon for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 30.10.2020, 16:13
NotAllThere's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Baselland
Posts: 13,065
Groaned at 208 Times in 185 Posts
Thanked 18,950 Times in 7,722 Posts
NotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond reputeNotAllThere has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top.
Bought from the local farm, I expect!

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

Tom
Oh don't wine.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank NotAllThere for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 30.10.2020, 17:08
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,301
Groaned at 102 Times in 52 Posts
Thanked 1,441 Times in 648 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
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
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank FCBarca for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 30.10.2020, 17:08
aSwissInTheUS's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Zurich area
Posts: 12,786
Groaned at 99 Times in 88 Posts
Thanked 19,577 Times in 8,681 Posts
aSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond reputeaSwissInTheUS has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
Bought from the local farm, I expect!
Landi. Not directly from the farm, but from a single farm. Still o.k.?

Quote:
View Post
I always have grape juice on hand, however it's gone off and fermented!
Sturm and Suser. What a bourru.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13.11.2020, 09:51
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Steinerberg
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
staubli has no particular reputation at present
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank staubli for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 13.11.2020, 11:31
Village Idiot's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 3,649
Groaned at 33 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 6,878 Times in 2,215 Posts
Village Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Like everything else, you just need to head over the border
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13.11.2020, 14:24
Stoker177's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: ZuriOberland, CH
Posts: 206
Groaned at 14 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 181 Times in 85 Posts
Stoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeableStoker177 is considered knowledgeable
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.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 14.11.2020, 00:05
Murloc's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bern
Posts: 450
Groaned at 5 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 492 Times in 247 Posts
Murloc has an excellent reputationMurloc has an excellent reputationMurloc has an excellent reputationMurloc has an excellent reputation
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.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Murloc for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 15.11.2020, 11:02
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Zurich
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 5 Posts
mmaa has no particular reputation at present
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Like someone else wrote already, head to Lidl! Much cheaper.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 15.11.2020, 11:12
Talk to you later's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: ZH
Posts: 1,071
Groaned at 43 Times in 22 Posts
Thanked 1,919 Times in 728 Posts
Talk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond reputeTalk to you later has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Make your own smoothies, no added sugar and more fiber.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 15.11.2020, 16:51
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bern
Posts: 1,534
Groaned at 240 Times in 152 Posts
Thanked 3,055 Times in 1,087 Posts
Susie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond reputeSusie-Q has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Quote:
View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Susie-Q for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why so expensive Jamboree Daily life 202 05.10.2017 08:35
Gym - one that isn't too expensive? emmasarahcollins Daily life 23 13.07.2015 11:49
Hamabama Smoothies & Juices todaymoser Commercial 8 20.05.2014 19:28
Who says CH is Expensive? Sam, Entertainment & dining 19 30.11.2012 15:02
Powdered Juices shaf Daily life 15 09.09.2011 14:17


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 22:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0