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Choices at the grocery

The first few times I went through our village grocery store, Coop, I wondered how we would do it. It didn’t seem that there were many choices. Sure we had all our basics. However, our Coop is about the same size if not smaller than most gas station convenience stores back in the States.

Almost nine months later, I can say that it isn’t harder not having all those choices.

We are eating as we did before moving to Switzerland and have even added some Swiss favorites.

So, it makes me wonder…

Do we really need all those choices?

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  • Tanya February 26, 2008, 12:14 pm

    Interesting and the answer is probably not. Figure, more than half of our grocery stores here contain pre packaged junk food. I imagine your “coop” store carries more natural foods? Which explains again why Americans are so fat!

  • Pumpkin February 26, 2008, 12:47 pm

    Tanya,
    I think it is because of all the pre-packaged food. More of an issue is the amount of choices. How many types of soda pop or chips or cookies or icecream or even spagetti sauce or can of soup, etc. do we really need?
    I do want to add that Europe is starting to have a problem with people being overweight. The French have started to do some television intervention not unlike we have seen in the States for years. It never worked in America so I don’t think it will work in France. The Swiss have begun talking about it more in newspapers.

  • expatraveler February 28, 2008, 5:55 am

    We definitely don’t need all of the choices. I hate it, find it annoying and hate not finding what I want anyhow. Swiss grocery stores are ultra cool and well one can live with missing a few things…

    I just can’t wait to sample the ultra tasty yogurt!

  • Pumpkin February 28, 2008, 1:40 pm

    Expatraveler, The best yogurt is in France I am sorry to say. I miss it dearly. My favorite is Yoplait Nature Sucré which I can not find in Switzerland. I have searched everywhere.

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