I found this list by a bench high up on a cliff on the Dorset coast.
There was a scrap of folded paper laying on the ground which I opened up and low and behold it was a shopping list.
It is a rather short shopping list. Maybe breakfast essentials for some holiday makers in the area.
Blue biro, roughly torn and folded into four.
A decent gauge of note paper has been folded and used for this list. Simple staples of cornflakes, milk, green tea, grapes and cheese are listed.
Found at Waitrose, Abingdon, November 2019. Thank you Mrs. Andy.
Found on the ground outside the waiting room at Reading Station.
The list reads:
The list has been walked on as has the indication of sole prints upon it. The person is buying no meat or carbohydrates. Spelling not perfect.
A top up shop. Likely from a town centre shop rather than a supermarket.
This is a man’s list alright!
Beer, battered chicken, 2 meat feast pizzas, baked beans, cheese, toilet roll and one tomato.
Aldi 8th June 2017
Normal list, tea, milk, washing up liquid, salad, fruit, sauce…. but wait a second, what are coatings?
I like the flair on the dot on the i in liquid. And I like the apostrophe in the abbreviation of washing to ‘w’.
Interesting person. Good work.
Aldi Reading – 8th June 2017
1 Milk is added twice. Is this 2 Milks or did the person forgot that by the time they reached item 9 that item 2 was milk?
Other questions include, what is Cat – met?
Also, what is A/M?
This is not a main shop but rather a mid sized top up visit to the supermarket. There was Scampi, chips and peas on the menu that night for sure.
Kindly dontated by Andy. This shopping list was found in a Sainsbury’s in Oxfordshire. This is a bit traditional with lard, sprouts and tinned fruit but the item to note is the Bannans [sic].
19th November 2016
Sainsbury’s Didcot, Oxforshire
There are two lists here, one in pencil and then a later addition in pen.
In Pencil: Soup, courgettes, salad, croutons, milk, nappies, tea bags
In Pen: bread, olive oil, balsamic
Starters with a cup of tea and nappies.
Found Aldi, Didcot
29th September 2016
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
This person is a crosser-offer, it seems all items were obtained bar the first two.
No vegetables on this shopping list but plenty of fruit.
The usual staples procured, bread, cheese, milk, eggs. Pizza and curry on the menu.
Male or female?
Toilet paper, tomato sauce, curry, milk, potatoes, fruit, bananas, apples, grapes, bread, ham, eggs, sausages, butter, ice creams, pizza, cream cheese, tena 40, kitchen soap, squash.
Found Aldi, Reading.
27th August 2016