The foods even panic buyers DON’T want: Microwaveable rice, Rustlers burgers and tinned mushy peas are left on supermarket shelves
- Panic shoppers have stripped shelves of likes of pasta, hand soap and toilet rolls
- People unwilling to pay the surplus 40p for Uncle Ben’s ready-cooked rice
- Loyd Grossman pasta sauce wasn’t a popular choice, along with Rustler burger
- Also left standing on shelves was hair dye, tins of mushy peas and corned beef
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While shoppers are stripping the likes of pasta, hand soap and toilet rolls off the shelves, it seems panicked Brits aren’t stooping to giant tins of mushy peas as they stock up for social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As basic pasta and Andrex feel like nothing but a distant memory, it seems customers across the nation have put limits on how much they are willing to spend per item.
Still standing firm among the aisles are branded versions of ready-cooked rice, with shoppers not willing to pay the surplus 40p for Uncle Ben’s.
And it appears to be the same story for Lloyd Grossman’s pricier pasta sauce, as cheaper alternative Dolmio looked to have been stripped bare.
Hilarious pictures show that panicked Brits aren’t willing to pay the extra surplus for branded items as they stock up for social distancing – including Loyd Grossman’s pasta sauce
Left lining the aisles are branded versions of ready-cooked rice, with shoppers not willing to pay the surplus 40p for Uncle Ben’s (pictured)
Another customer took a photo and joked they would be eating giant tins of mushy peas and corned beef for dinner (pictured)
Another shopper took this snap of a Rustler burger and joked: Thank god they haven’t sold out…and half price (pictured)
Elsewhere, customers seemed less taken by giant tins of mushy peas and tinned corned beef, along with another who joked the Rustler microwavable burgers were in plentiful supply – and were a bargain at half price the retail cost.
Also left standing was gin and tonic scented handwash, while a further shared a snap of boxes of hair dye and wrote: ‘Walking around my empty supermarket except for these? The rise in grey haired ladies ..all down to corona.’
Another shopper post a photo of Lindt Bunnies swarming the supermarket shelves, and penned: ‘Poor Lindt Bunny is nearly the only thing left on the shelf….. #GiveABunnyAHome.’
And one took a photo of Paul Hollywood’s stonebaked flatbreads and wrote: ‘Even in a crisis Paul Hollywood can’t flog his overpriced flatbreads. Only thing left on the shelf…’
While other scents of hand wash were no where to be seen, gin and tonic flavoured sanitiser stood strong
Roti flatbreads were also not the self-isolation food product of choice, with many still remaining on the shelves
One shopper, took a photo of Paul Hollywood’s Stonebaked flatbreads and wrote: ‘Even in a crisis Paul Hollywood can’t flog his overpriced flatbreads. Only thing left on the shelf…’
Another, from the UK, posted this snap alongside the caption: ‘Poor Lindt Bunny is nearly the only thing left on the shelf….. #GiveABunnyAHome’
Another took to Twitter and commented: ‘Walking around my empty supermarket except for these? The rise in grey haired ladies ..all down to corona’
And if the shelves are anything to go by, it seems we aren’t a nation of PG Tip tea drinkers, with other brands being swept of the shelves.
Finally, one customer took a photo and joked: ‘Slightly telling that the only thing left on this entire shelf space is the gluten free sandwich thins on the upper left there.’
Meanwhile, among the essentials that worried families have been stockpiling include nappies, toilet roll, soup, tinned fruit, pet food, medicine, and wine.
Families are building up reserves to ensure their homes are ‘fit for a pandemic’ with some purchasing new chest freezers to fill with food and portable camp toilets to avoid sharing a loo if a relative tests positive for the killer virus.
A shortage of germ-killing antibacterial gel has seen a spurt in sales of surgical spirit on eBay and Amazon by people desperate to sanatise their hands, while some sellers on eBay are hugely inflating the prices of baby milk formula – with some attempting to sell it to desperate parents for almost four times the retail price.
Anothe shopper shared this snap alongside the caption: ‘Slightly telling that the only thing left on this entire shelf space is the gluten free sandwich thins on the upper left there’
Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘Panic buyers have bought all the tea, but… THEY LEFT THE DISGUSTING S*** ON THE SHELF EVEN IN A CRISIS, WE WONT STAND FOR THIS SUBPAR TEA
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