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
Now, this is really interesting, not so much for the items but in the way they are presented. Here the list has be segmented into little boxes with what looks like similar items in each box. Does this represent a map of the supermarket aisles or is this how the food is stored at home? Fridge items in one box, household in another etc.
Sweet pot, peppers, coffee, cornflakes, liver, kidneys, chicken breasts, mince, morrison’s blades, soap, spray * bath, ariel colour, oust, sponges, grapes fruit, milk | cream, sour cream, coleslaw, taramasalata?, gruyere cheese, ham, choc lollies, scotch, gin, tonic.
Found Morrisons, Reading
29th September 2016
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.
This shopping list owner likes detail, 2 bananas precisely, “Kellogg’s”cereal rather than just cereal, “Ryvita Rye Crispbreads” when Ryvita would have sufficed. In fact I think this list was written for somebody else to do the shopping, the numbers and brands are instructions.
Does whisky and American mean whisky and whiskey?
Tomatoes, Mediterranean vegetables x 1, strawberries, apples, bananas x 2, salmon x 1, sweet potatoes, milk, small red milk, bleach, rinse aid, kitchen rolls, bread, lime cordial, still water, Kellogg’s fruit and fibre (purple pack), Ryvita rye crispbreads, whisky + American.
Found Aldi Reading
27th August 2016
Sweet Potatoes, strawberries 450, double cream, meringue nests, white vinegar, cannellini beans.
The 450, probably meaning grammes, after strawberries suggests a recipe called for a certain quantity. Eton mess maybe?
Note the NHS note paper, this person probably works for the NHS.
Found Sainbury’s Calcot, Reading
8th August 2016