Ruth’s Birthday

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!

Dog owner.

Found Sainsbury’s, Calcot, Reading

15th September 2016

Brighton Shopping List

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

Jammy Dodgers & 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.

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

Mouse Treats

Very nice neat handwriting here, lots of items fitted on a folded A5 spiral bound piece of paper.

Likely a mother of children at school age, with pets. Mouse treats, “kid’s” crisps/snacks, cookie dough, lollies.

Meat captured in a separate area of the list in large parenthesis. Chicken, prawns, muscles, bacon, ribs, sausages.

Orzo pasta suggests a cook in the house.

Sainsbury’s, Reading, UK, 2nd June 2022

Cereal Offender

A family of four with a toddler and a cat demand a lot of shopping.

This list looks to be shopping for a week with main meals consisting of sausages, fish cakes, mince and chicken served with sweet corn and chips and potato waffles.

Desserts include muffins, crumpets, cakes, yoghurts, custard and cereal bars.

Snacks encompass a number of types of crisps together with chocolates, Jaffa cakes, raisins and Baby Bels.

Breakfast will be well catered for with a number of types of cereal. These are Krave (HN), cinnamon, HN Clusters and something abbreviated to BG. I am not sure what BG is but I am guessing the HN stands for Honey Nut. This is quite an array of sweet choices.

Location and date found not recorded.

School Blouses 

A simple list appropriate for the time of year when it is the school Summer holiday but the Autumn term comes inevitably closer.

I would suggest that the owner of this list intended to visit one of the larger super markets which sells clothes, household goods and food.  Alternatively this was a list for a visit to ‘town’ where multiple shops were to be visited.  I don’t see many of those lists.

Whoever the owner is, she has a sweet tooth and so do her friends.  The owner is female.

Interesting curve on the top of the capitalised letter F.  Normally this is more of a 90 degree angle.

 

Things To Do

Thank goodness, back to normality after yesterday’s strange shopping list Beanie Fish.

This is a classic 4 line top up shopping list kindly found and supplied by Andy.  Many thanks Andy!

Squash, Anti Bac Wipes, Lucozade, Bread.

Found Tesco, Abingdon

25th September 2016

A Pink List: Spagbol Sauce

Good to see such a pink pink. Here goes:

Nacho crisps, bacon, onion, dip – salsa, spagbol sauce, mince, tomato purée, pasta, pet food, cleaner spray, wipes, garlic bread, carpet cleaner.
Certainly bolognese on the menu.  This is pretty much a one meal shopping list with a few other bits thrown in.

Other pink lists include:

https://theshoppinglists.com/2016/08/12/posh-coffee/

Found Morrisons, Reading

11th August 2016

Bungee Glue Gum


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