Today's supermarket shortages (First world problem alert)

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DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:26:20

Had to do a 'big shop' this evening, fridge is almost empty and we have friends coming over tomorrow. There were a few random items which were either unavailable or almost out of stock. My #FWP are listed as follows:
Limes - none available
Slimline tonic - N/A
Macon Village- N/A
Ketchup - N/A
Judes individual ice creams - N/A
Udon noodles - one pack remaining.

My weekend is ruined I tell you, quite ruined. I shall have to make do with Gavi and light tonic. Huh.
<awaits sympathy >

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NotanothernamechangeforMN Fri 23-Jul-21 21:34:42

What time did you go shopping?

DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:37:21

Ah, a pertinent question @NotanothernamechangeforMN , it was 5.30pm

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RubyFakeLips Fri 23-Jul-21 21:39:09

I couldn't get the olive oil mayonnaise I like or any truffle pesto. Yes, I am that much of a knob.

I did rediscover Iceland and find they sell Bounty ice creams so things are looking up.

swampytiggaa Fri 23-Jul-21 21:39:54

Tonic was on short supply where I work all day today. And no lemonade at all! Felt rather sorry for the people who were getting pimms but no lemonade…

Also not much bottled water.

BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger Fri 23-Jul-21 21:41:38

There was only one single cinnamon and gooseberry yoghurt left on the shelf - and it was past it's expiry date.

evenflo3 Fri 23-Jul-21 21:41:49

Iceland have Bounty Ice creams?!!!! @RubyFakeLips you have no idea how much you have cheered me up, peri menopause has been kicking my arse this week, Bounty ice creams may just about save me!

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DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:43:17

@RubyFakeLips @swampytiggaa it's the thin end of the wedge I tell you.

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DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:44:02

@BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger good god what are we, savages??

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underneaththeash Fri 23-Jul-21 21:45:34

All my shopping order came today inc ketchup and slimline tonic.
Had to pop in today to Waitrose to get cat food which I’d forgotten to put on order and there were no fresh scallops only ones in a packet!!!
#shockedfromBucks

Anotherdayanothernight Fri 23-Jul-21 21:45:37

Where is all the sparkling water gone?

H1978 Fri 23-Jul-21 21:46:23

My Tesco delivery yesterday didn’t deliver my tin of red bull (free with code, I never drink the stuff) 😳. I was most upset 🤪😆.

DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:47:35

@underneaththeash <fans self > ^a package?!

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toolazytothinkofausername Fri 23-Jul-21 21:48:30

Anotherdayanothernight

Where is all the sparkling water gone?

Same! My local Tesco has been sold out for weeks. I had to buy sparkling water from M&S instead.

DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:49:02

@Anotherdayanothernight very good question. I had to get M&S own brand the other day rather than San Pellegrino. Brutal.

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RoseDog Fri 23-Jul-21 21:51:24

I got my home delivery this morning and the only meat we got was one pack of chicken breasts, all the other meat I ordered was unavailable so I've got burger buns and no burgers, taco kit and no mince, stuffing and veg and no chicken for Sunday. I'm feeding 2 adults and 2 teens, it will be interesting!

They also couldn't find a suitable sub for my roll on deodorant!

Gardentiger Fri 23-Jul-21 21:51:33

I can't find Anchovies! Because if this my anchovy craving appears to be increasing exponentially.

Sexnotgender Fri 23-Jul-21 21:52:15

Coriander is thin on the ground here. I use tonnes of the stuff. Had to make do with a 1/2 dead plant the other day.

swampytiggaa Fri 23-Jul-21 21:52:20

Anotherdayanothernight

Where is all the sparkling water gone?

I’ve heard (from someone who has a friend working in a bottling plant) that there is a shortage of the chemicals they use to sterilise stuff. The workers keep getting sent home apparently.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 23-Jul-21 21:52:57

@BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger grin

I was able to get blood orange and dark chocolate choc ices in Waitrose today. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

RubyFakeLips Fri 23-Jul-21 21:53:59

@evenflo sorry, DS has just corrected me it wasn’t Iceland it’s called ‘Food Warehouse by Iceland’ and is apparently owned by Iceland. I bought six boxes blush

FatJan Fri 23-Jul-21 21:54:23

BitterAndTwistedChoreDodger

There was only one single cinnamon and gooseberry yoghurt left on the shelf - and it was past it's expiry date.

Run for your lives children! 😂

Naaaaah Fri 23-Jul-21 21:56:40

Anotherdayanothernight

Where is all the sparkling water gone?

Bloody good question. I'm trying to wean myself off diet coke with sparkling water and cordial. My plan is being scuppered cos there's no sodding SW.

DearTeddyRobinson Fri 23-Jul-21 21:56:48

@Sexnotgender say it isn't so ??

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EwwSprouts Fri 23-Jul-21 21:57:14

I can't find Anchovies! Because if this my anchovy craving appears to be increasing exponentially.
M&S but you'll have to slum it with tinned.

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