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
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.
Jammy Dodgers are sandwiched biscuits with a sugary red jammy goo exposed in a heart shape.
A5, spiral bound, in pencil.
Sainsbury’s, Reading, 5th July 2022
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
Apples, satsumas, salmon, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, mint, orange, crisps, antiseptic wipes, surf, conditioner, blue milk, orange juice, fizzy, lemonade, eggs, bread, crusty bread, BBQ sauce, mustard, bleach, toilet roll, kitchen roll, benecol, yoghurts, extra ham, salami, steam fresh?, lollies, prawns.
This is a big weekly shop. Salad on the menu. Maybe children are involved as there are lollies listed.
What is steamfresh?
Found Tesco, Reading
9th August 2016
Bread, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, frubes, Jammie dodgers, oil, pasta, meat balls, crisps, mint jelly, tea bags, pot, carrots etc, strawberries, fairy, softener, persil, dishwasher tabs.
This list was written in at least two sessions with different pens. Good to see the household cleaning product kept separate from the food stuffs.
Pasta and meatballs on the menu this week.
Found Morrisons, Reading.
15th April 2013
Prescription, toilet roll, kitchen roll, tissues, Daz, pads, bread, milk, biscuits, McVities, rich tea, sausage rolls, pies, chicken bits, spuds, sweets, chips, fish, lamb bits (frozen bag), tv mag, chat crosswords issue 24Y, take a break puzzle selection issue 8.
Found at Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading.
5th August 2016