A varied list, this one. Reminders to do other things as well as shopping.
Starts off with a reminder to pick up a prescription and tax the car (could hint to a non-internet savvy person, as most people I know now tax their car online – does anyone else still go to the post office to do it?)
Heartburn – presumably a reminder to get medication to help with heartburn
Then onto the foodstuffs and household items. No identifiable meal here, more a general shop.
I like how they kind of group similar items together so that they are not going back to the same aisle several times. A logical person.
Salad items (tomato, onion)
Dairy items (milk, yoghurt/rice, smoothie) milk scored out once, then maybe they checked and realised that they did need it!
Hot drinks (tea, horlicks)
Slightly worrying that they can’t spell toilet! And that they put gravy on the list next to toilet roll!
Any idea what the last word is though? Looks like “surfing”.
This list was kindly described by guest contributor LadyMissB20.
Bread, milk eggs, meat for stew – crossed out, steaks, double cream, blue eggs (trendy tinted ones?), cauliflower or/and broccoli, pointed peppers, a bottle of Merlot wine, 5-6 pots of heather (lovingly doodled).
Perhaps we can guess that this list is for a posh, romantic dinner at home for two, then a bit of gardening at the weekend. The ‘meat for stew’ has been crossed off – so perhaps at the last minute they have been informed that they will be on their own for the weekend and suddenly changed the menu?
I thought it about time that I started to interpret some of the shopping list data on a wider scale rather than looking at the individual lists.
Below is a graph showing the top shopping list items by percentage of lists that they appear in. The staples of milk, bread, potatoes and eggs appear popular but the surprise entry in the top 5 is crisps (potato chips).
Fruit and vegetables are placed at position 10 and 12. I would assume people always buy these and don’t always spend the time listing them.
Meats by popularity are chicken, bacon and sausages. Beef, Lamb and other meets do feature but they are further down the list.
In terms of non food items:
Kitchen towel/roll is popular appearing on over 16% of all lists. Washing up liquid has its rightful place as do toilet rolls. What ‘wipes’ entails I guess is more ambiguous but they are certainly popular. The data suggest that cats are more popular than dogs – or they eat more.
The ingredients for a classic paella. Hola paella. This is a one meal shopping list belonging to somebody who enjoys cooking and probably goes shopping often through the week rather than doing one large weekly shop.
What is app?? Apples or something a bit more high tech?
Last but not least, this is now the third continental contribution to TheShoppingLists.com Many thanks to Yvonne’s’ niece in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. We now have lists from the UK, Australia and Canada.
Hi Yvonne, or Yvonne’s niece, could you let me know in which shop this list was used?
Dinner: chicken, shrimp, chorizo, onion, Spanish white rice or arborio, saffron, mussels, pimento, bread, garlic, app??, lemon.