A vintage list from 7 years ago. A deceptively large shopping list as there are multiple items on each line.
This shopper has planned their menu for the next week with, for example, gammon and squares(?) on Thursday. It looks like Saturday night may have been a night out!
Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading
15th September 2016
Fantastic hand writing on this shopping list.
Ingredients for a chilli con carne perhaps, or at least something of that type. Mince beef, onions, kidney beans, tortilla wraps.
Kidney beans appear twice but are crossed off. Brown sugar is also crossed off. Not required?
Is the small bar of dark chocolate to be added to the cooking, or is it to be had after the meal.
Some writing on the right of the list might be in the same hand, if it is, it was written on an unsteady surface.
A welcome contribution from Brighton, UK.
Sainsbury’s, Brighton 16th December 2022
Cat owner. Purrpose made note paper with a feline theme. This person did not paws as they made the list else they would have been late for the shop, a catastrophe. I wish I could have written a list like this, maybe they could show meow.
Mixed capitalisation on this shopping list.
Waffles for break?
Fab Con 🙂
Morrisons, Reading, December 2022
Standard list of staples. Bread, milk, butter, cheese etc. interesting the items are grouped into categories. Biscuits appear twice.
Ruled paper has rounded corners on the left hand side and slight tear marks on the right, suggesting it has been torn from a note book.
Morrisons, Reading, 27th November 2022
This list was very kindly donated by Matt from Dudley.
Firstly, pink pen and beautiful cursive script is not a common occurrence in the world of shopping lists. A colourful and welcome addition.
Secondly, the reader of the post on
tittles will notice the circle above the first letter i. Circles are replaced by dots further down.
On apostrophes, there is ‘Choc’s’ and ‘Dogs Food’.
Other items include some staples including crisps, gravy, biscuits, cheese and jam. What is slightly unexpected are the ‘bum wipes’ and two types of shampoo.
What a great list. Thank you Matt!
10th September, Aldi, Dudley
She wrote Maris Piper, he was confused or thought she was too pernickety and appended ‘spuds’? Different hand?
What else is happening here? A roast? A pickling session? Making chutney?
Maris piper spuds, veg, cauliflower cheese, vinegar, smoked streaky bacon, bag sugar, Yorkshires.
Found Morrisons, Reading
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
Why would you specify that the butter was for Pete and yourself?
Is this person Australian, abbreviating cabbage to ‘cabbo’? Kitchen roll shortened to kroll. Great shopping list.
Butter (Pete)(Me), toothpaste, sugar, tea, kitchen roll, juice, milk, fish x 2, cabbo, lettuce, spring onions.
Found Aldi, Reading
27th August 2016
Wet wipes, mushy peas, vinegar, Nando’s sauce, Pepsi Max, Branston Pickle, Coffee, sugar, crunchy nut cornflakes, lettuce, carrots, margarine, cucumber, soft cheese, bungee glue gum, mayonnaise, tomato sauce, alda, fish food, 3 or 4 chicken joints.
There are a number of items of interest here. What is bungee glue gum? Alda?
This person likes their condiments, keep fish, will be having salad at some point and has crunchy nut cornflakes for breakfast.
Found Tesco, Reading.
10th August 2016
This person is buying a lot of domestic and personal products as well as their food today. A tidy body and a tidy house. No veggies though.
Melon, crisps, sugar, cat food, floor wipes, cloths, blue gif, comfort, toilet roll, kievs, under arm deodorant?, body spray?, milk, bacon, chicken.
Found at Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading.
5th August 2016