Category Archives: Sainsbury’s

Salad, Tomato, Heartburn

I would guess that this shopper works for http://matrixprecision.com and nipped out at lunch time to get the groceries after jotting down the essentials on a company note pad.

 A pretty normal list but one could question the juxtaposition. Salad, tomato, heart burn. Toilet Roll, Gravy.

The list could be for a multigenerational family, Horlicks, marmalade and the old fashioned ‘f’ suggest somebody of a certain age but then there are some contemporary items like stir fry and smoothies. Mmm.

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

26th September 2016

Mum, I Snapped Your Hairbrush

Here’s a good one.  The front of the list is great, strange use of ‘z’ for plurals and a few unknowns but it is the back of the list that stands out – scroll down!


How nice.  I hope Mum was happy with the replacement and the kind note.

Salad, fruit, veg, pots, onions, cereal, rice krispies, cheese, ham, t bags, cake, crisps, choc bars, bread, ???, mayo, ???, tuna tinned?, tinned beanz?, tinned toms, eggs, passatta, cheese sauce, bubble bath, golden syrup, juice, butter, t rolls, k rolls, pasta, kidney beanz, stock pots, plenty of ale?

Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

October 2016

Split Peas


What are these numbers?  This list was found by Steve and he thinks they could be a running total of the prices.

What else do we know?  This list was taken from a spiral bound notepad which has been cut vertically.  The list was written by more that one person, compare BLACK BAGS with Bananas, not only capitalisation but also a difference in the Bs.

This person is a crosser offer.  They have bought no meat, a vegetarian?  Actually there is some ham near the end.

The addition of the newspaper on the list suggest a weekly newspaper rather than a daily.  This fits as Steve found the list on a Sunday

Milk, choc spread, sweet pots, pots, frozen fruit, fruit, toms, orange juice, newspaper, black bags, bananas, rice, shampoo, sensodyne, shower gel, cheese, ham, split peas, shampoo.

Found by Steve in Sainsbury’s in Tadley.

23rd October 2016

Blue Sugar Cubes

This could be a classic tagine, any cooks out there, please correct me if I am mistaken.

Tomatoes, chicken thighs, sugar cubes, chicken (coacoo)?, salad, toms, Avacado, mixed herbs, paprika, honey, ground cumin, onions, apricot.

Found by John in Sainsbury’s, Newbury

Date unknown.

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