Dolly Bics

Nice list with the basics.  Some points of interest however, Dolly Bics?  Is Dolly a dog do we think?  These are underlined so important.

Also, is the last line trainers?  Maybe not as these would be a strange purchase at Morrisons.

Eggs, milk, fish, toms, veg, quiche, jacket pot, batter mix, W U Liq, Dolly Bics, Trainers?

Found Morrisons, Reading

29th September 2016

Prescription Tax Car

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)

Meats (chicken/ham)

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.

Many thanks!

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

26th September 2016

 

Things To Do

Thank goodness, back to normality after yesterday’s strange shopping list Beanie Fish.

This is a classic 4 line top up shopping list kindly found and supplied by Andy.  Many thanks Andy!

Squash, Anti Bac Wipes, Lucozade, Bread.

Found Tesco, Abingdon

25th September 2016

The Shopping Lists Addict

SNIPS & SNAPS

p1170660 Shopping List found at Aldi, Southampton

Bread, milk eggs, meat for stew, steaks, double cream, blue eggs (trendy tinted ones?), cauliflower and/or broccoli, pointed peppers,  bottle of Merlot wine, 5-6 pots of heather (lovingly doodled).

Further to my Confessions of a yellow-sticker shopper(two posts back – or click here) – I have become addicted to a wonderful new blog called The Shopping Lists (click to visit if you dare – you may become addicted too!)

The site records scribbled, shopping lists, mostly those left behind in supermarket trolleys.

The Shopping Lists tries to piece together what these people are like via their eating habits and lifestyles. Comments are encouraged offering answers to clues about the shopper’s circumstance.  What’s the meal and how many are they cooking for?  What age, gender, time of year ? – Is it a party?

I have spent the last few evenings playing detective with…

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Beanie Fish

Wow, where to begin?  There is so much to say here.  Please use the comments section freely to explain what this is all about.

Firstly, what are the numbers 124 and 485 relating to?

Is it Liah who provided £20, £40, £20 for Kentucky Fried Chicken?  Is it actually Leah or have I misread this?

What are ‘true you test strips’?

WHAT IS A BEANIE FISH???

This list was written in two sittings.

125 £20, £40, £20 from Liah for KFC, sml milk | weetabix 485, 3 muller corners, bread, 2 macoroni cheese, jam, 2 irish stew, marmalade, 6 B Bars, sm mini choc rolls, true you test strips, 3 cheap gaviscon, not sure on the next bit, 1 basics orange juice, 2 cat treats, beanie fish, 2 drinks Lynne & me. £50.

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

26th September 2016

Blue Eggs – Southampton Old Lady

This list was very kindly supplied by SouthamptonOldLady who has also provided the insight below.
You can check out her great blog at:

https://southamptonoldlady.wordpress.com/

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?

Southampton Old Lady

https://southamptonoldlady.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/confessions-of-a-yellow-sticker-shopper/

Pink Biscuits

Interesting one, a home cooker here with the mince, ham joint and other bits that need preparation. Any ideas what a pink biscuit is?

Pink biscuit, raisins, milk x 2, cheese, bananas, Aba bread?, honey, roast beef, veg, ham joint, mince, mozzarella, srut?, chip and dip, beer, throat sweets.

The consensus is that this is what the pink biscuits relates to:


Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

15th September 2016

Two Big Yoghurts

 

No meat here.  Mainly fruit and veg.  Not much to make whole meals, pasta, rice etc.

This person really likes their numbers but ironically is not a fan of plurals. 4 grapefruit, 2 big yoghurt etc.

A decent list on traditional paper representing a rounded, 5 a day, diet.

Small banana, small satsuma, grape, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes x 2, onions red, sweet potatoes, potato x 2, 2 big yoghurt, 1 bread, peanut butter, olives, two lemonade, 4 grapefruit, 1 milk.

Kindly found and supplied by Andy.

Tesco, Didcot

 

Shopping List Analysis

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).

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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:

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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.

Click on the graphs for larger versions.

Comments, as ever, are welcome.

 

All the way from… Comox, BC, Canada

So much to say here.

  1. What great note paper.
  2. 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.
  3. What is app?? Apples or something a bit more high tech?
  4. 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.

Submitted 22nd September 2016