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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?
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Old 30.10.2020, 15:28
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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....
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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.
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Do Swiss people drink juice?
I am Swiss and I have a big box of apple juice on my counter top.
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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)

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Re: Why juices are so expensive?

Check Lidl
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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!

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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.
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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.

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

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

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

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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.
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Re: Why juices are so expensive?

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

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

Make your own smoothies, no added sugar and more fiber.
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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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