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Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

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does anybody knows , if somebody is selling the same meatballs (30pcs) , 900 gramms (with onions), frozen as sold by geant casino in saint louis, here in switzerland ?
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Hi,

does anybody knows , if somebody is selling the same meatballs (30pcs) , 900 gramms (with onions), frozen as sold by geant casino in saint louis, here in switzerland ?
Not the same, I'm sure, but we got some at Lidl recently. Just beef, no onions, but might be close enough, depending on what you use them for. ISTR there were something like 32 in the 1kg pack.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

I've never been to the aforementioned store in St. Louis, so can't tell it with an absolute certainty, but the meatballs in Auchan and Carrefour (in France) called "Boulettes au boeuf" from CHARAL match your description. Didn't see them in Swiss stores, though. Only saw plain beef meat balls in Migros and in Coop, probably in others to.

And, if you do not mind some pork in the mix, then KÖTTBULLAR from IKEA are arguably a great choice. For a frozen product they are exceptionally good and easy to work with.
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And, if you do not mind some pork in the mix, then KÖTTBULLAR from IKEA are arguably a great choice. For a frozen product they are exceptionally good and easy to work with.
Quite expensive, mind. Had some a couple of months back - yeah, they were OK, with their own distinct herby flavour, but honestly the Lidl ones were just as goo to cook with, at around half (?) the price.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

These from the company charal are the one , i am looking for.
Been today to the lidl branch in geneve, they sell kotbollar , a 500g pack .
But they are not the same, i am looking for.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

These vegetarian ones are trudelt awesome ��:

https://www.coop.ch/de/lebensmittel/...chen/p/6494628

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Hi,

does anybody knows , if somebody is selling the same meatballs (30pcs) , 900 gramms (with onions), frozen as sold by geant casino in saint louis, here in switzerland ?

do you have any idea what's in them? I'll make my own, thanks.
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These vegetarian ones are...
... not meatballs.

If you like them, fill yer boots, but please don't suggest them as an alternative to meat.

Mostly us omnivores are very good at not telling veggies and vegans that they should be eating meat; I feel it's not too much to ask them to extend the courtesy in the other direction.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

I'd make my own too if my meat grinder wasn't so heavy and such a work out to operate and clean.
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If you like them, fill yer boots, but please don't suggest them as an alternative to meat.

Mostly us omnivores are very good at not telling veggies and vegans that they should be eating meat; I feel it's not too much to ask them to extend the courtesy in the other direction.
The difference between us, is that I fell no need to hurl insults to meat eaters.
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These vegetarian ones are trudelt awesome ��:

https://www.coop.ch/de/lebensmittel/...chen/p/6494628
There was no comment or value judgement here- just an alternative suggestion. Fair enough, surely.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

The freshest advice would be to buy mince, chop onions and make your own meatballs.
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Re: Meatballs (from France) 30pcs

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If you like them, fill yer boots, but please don't suggest them as an alternative to meat.

Mostly us omnivores are very good at not telling veggies and vegans that they should be eating meat; I feel it's not too much to ask them to extend the courtesy in the other direction.
It's one thing for Zurirollit to say that you shouldn't be eating meat. It's another to recommend a vegetarian substitute product they like. A lot of non vegetarians eat these products too these days...

When I lived in the uk I was partial to a Greggs on the way home from work (I am a Geordie after all). I can promise you that the number of vegan sausage rolls sold was way out of kilter with the comparatively low % of actual vegans. A lot of people want to eat less meat or just like the taste of the vegan product. Ultimately they factually speaking are "an alternative to meat" whether you like the suggestion or not.

Try vegan ice cream for instance. It's genuinely bordering on indistinguishable from the real thing (I have a dairy intolerance so I'm not trying to lecture you, just speaking from experience)

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The difference between us, is that I fell no need to hurl insults to meat eaters.
Where did anyone insult you, or vegetarians in general?

My point was that if someone were to pop up in a discussion of, say, vegetarian burgers and suggest that you should try meat ones instead you'd probably find it annoying, at the very least, possibly even viewing it as an attack on your life choices, so you ought perhaps to think twice before doing exactly the same thing yourself.
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It's one thing for Zurirollit to say that you shouldn't be eating meat. It's another to recommend a vegetarian substitute product they like.
Honestly, I did like the fake meat stuff every now and then, as a vegan, but it was overproduced. I would always opt for a good ol' falafel instead of fake meat ball. But they can be really nice, too. I kinda liked being reminded yesterday. Or - grated zuccini, caramelized onions, rolled oats and cummin fried mini patties, yummm. No egg necessary.
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