Mouthwas

Predominately non food items. Of the 3 items which are edible, it is unusual to see gum on a shopping list.

After sun speaks to warm weather or a holiday.

A5, spiral bound, in pencil.

Sainsbury’s, Reading, 5th July 2022

Spa Water

A small piece of paper, torn on 3 sides. Maybe belonging to an older hand.

Unusual to see a particular brand of water required.

What is W.U.L? Ah – washing up liquid 🙂

I suppose Bis is biscuits. Ch Burgers are chicken. Marg is margarine.

Lidl, Reading, UK. 2nd June 2022

Choc Dig

White paper, 145mm x 100mm, cut with scissors. Staple torn from upper left indicates that this sheet was once not alone.

This person has a sweet tooth. Items include Choc Dig (what is dig?), custard cream biscuits, cake and ice cream.

After all the sweetness, this shopper was planning the main meal. Diced beef has been crossed out and replaced by chicken thighs, to be served maybe as a stew with vegetables and mashed potato.

Lidl, Reading, UK. 2nd June 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

It is the weekend of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum Jubilee in the U.K.

The Friday mentioned on the list is the 2nd June 2022. This person is celebrating by buying:

  • Lunch
  • Nibbles
  • Drinks
  • Water

For other days they need, milk, mushrooms, two types of chocolate with numbers, shortbread and something called ‘gold lustri spray’.

Sainsbury’s, Reading.

2nd June 2022

Victoria Biscuit Selection

Baby Pot, swede, butter, cherry tom, sweetheart, broc rice, royals x 4 and of course, mange.

Vegetarian menu, two types of potatoes.

This list is written on the reverse of a label. A price label from a supermarket shelf. Did the person find the label at the supermarket and write the list there. Or did they get the label on a previous trip, take it home and write the list? Or maybe, they work at a super market, take these labels home in bulk and use them for general notes and list making.

The label is for this fine product, McVities Victoria Biscuit Selection – “Turn any occasion into a celebration”.

Nice!

Found by Andy, with thanks, at ALDI, Didcot, UK

October 2019

Three Cucumbers!

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Three cucumbers!  Nobody buys three cucumbers!  Maybe this hard working mum is also catering for the local cricket club and making sandwiches for the home and away teams.  That may explain why 3 loaves of bread and 9 bottles of squash are required. Actually the cricket season has finished here so there must be something else going on.

Lots of fruit and veg which is good to see but also lots of kiddie friendly meat products, chicken fingers, hot dog sausages, burgers and of course who could ignore the turkey jetti:

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Lettuce, tomatoes, veg, mushrooms, apples, peppers, spring onions, cucumber x 3, bread x 3, squash x 9, noodles, chili sauce, paste, peas, gravy, hot dog sausages, milk, chick ham, butter, yoghurt, nappies, washing up liquid, crisps, water x 2, kids cartons, biscuits, crackers, deorant, shampoo, buble bath, burgers (kids), chick fingers, turkey jetti, belly pork, mince, roast meat, 4 meals.

Found Morrisons, Reading

29th September 2016

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

Turkey Rashers

Squared paper, a blue biro, dots after each word.

Are those apostrophes to be seen in the plurals; eggs, rashers and chillis?

The shopping list: 6 Eggs, shampoo, shower gel, bacon, turkey rashers, biscuits, crisps, brown sauce, crushed chillies.

Found Asda Reading

11th August 2016

A Small Party?

Sliced cheese, crackers, tortilla chips, cocktail sausages, olives, yoghurts, eggs, alcohol, orange and apple juice, halloumi cheese.

Could this person be buying for a small drinks reception with the alcohol, olives, juices, crisps and cocktail sausages?

Found Aldi, Reading

27th August 2016

4 Meals


Pouch – yoghurts, eggs, salad, milk, biscuits, crisps, oil, potatoes, beans, nanas, pears, hairspr, sh gel, shampoo, black sq?, porridge, lenor, honey, 4 meals.

A good healthy diet of fruit and veg with a core of hair spray, shower gel and shampoo.

Were the four meals ready meals or ingredients to make four meals?

What was the black square?

Found Tesco, Reading.

11th March 2013