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Morrisons - 3 tins in TOTAL!

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Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:04:30

Went to Morrisons yesterday and at checkout was told I am only allowed 3 tins in total- NOT e.g. 3 tins chopped tomatoes + 3 tins beans. 3 tins in total will cover 1-2 meals max for my family who are all vegetarians. How absurd.

Has anyone experienced the same?

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Sexnotgender Thu 09-Apr-20 10:05:43

That’s absurd! There’s a recipe I cook regularly that needs 4 tins alone.

Sexnotgender Thu 09-Apr-20 10:06:17

Also vegetarian and definitely use more tins than when I was omni.

Iwalkinmyclothing Thu 09-Apr-20 10:06:24

No. That's really daft and will only mean people have to go shopping much more often, thus increasing risk.

Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:07:04

I can believe that - there are many recipes where I use 3 tins - chopped tomatoes and 2 types of beans for example. I need to feed my family!

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sueelleker Thu 09-Apr-20 10:07:33

I think the cashier was a bit confused.

Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:09:55

Cashier physically unable to scan more tins - brought manager over who clarified rules as 3 tins in total

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DrMadelineMaxwell Thu 09-Apr-20 10:11:21

Dh had 4 different tins of fruit and was told the till couldn't scan the 4th.

Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:14:24

I want to take this further as their policy is not right

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TabbyStar Thu 09-Apr-20 10:17:25

We have similar problem, we normally eat a lot of beany things, curries with tinned toms and coconut milk, now you can't get a tin of black or borlotti beans anywhere. Lentils have been in short supply too. It definitely causes more problems for veggies / vegans who don't want to eat processed food.

Danceswithwarthogs Thu 09-Apr-20 10:18:30

That’s a bit mad, tinned goods must be at least 1/4 of the shop. Any of the same things you could get in a jar/tetrapak/snap pot instead?

TabbyStar Thu 09-Apr-20 10:20:08

Also my dad used to eat a lot of tinned fruit because he could only cope with soft food (before he died, my mum now has a billion tins of prunes and rhubarb in the garage to get rid of, she was gradually taking them to the food bank!) so what about people on specific diets?

Danceswithwarthogs Thu 09-Apr-20 10:20:38

Where does posh tea, Cocoa and golden syrup fit in to that logic... pringles??

Danceswithwarthogs Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:21

No restrictions at Lidl, not sure about Aldi

Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:27

@dancingwithwarthogs I suppose you can get dried lentils in a bag but no alternative for beans and chopped tomatoes I think

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MonaLisaDoesntSmile Thu 09-Apr-20 10:22:44

No ideal, but coould you get dry beans and lentils- beans need soaking overnight, but otherwise lentils can be cookes straight away, and save the tins for tomatoes?
It is silly, like telling people you can only buy 3 types of fruit or veg? It will encourage going out more.

Emeeno1 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:23:08

Isn't this counter productive? Won't ppeople have to shop more often?

MonaLisaDoesntSmile Thu 09-Apr-20 10:24:17

@Morereasonsnot My Morrisons has dry beans in a different aisle, alongside dry peas, lentils, etc. If you have a Eastern Europen shop nearby loads of them sell dry beans too of various colours and sizes.

Sexnotgender Thu 09-Apr-20 10:24:49

It is indeed counter productive.

middleager Thu 09-Apr-20 10:25:19

I'm vegetarian so get many of my nutrients from tins. I also have a family of four, with two teens.

There's no way that's enough and I would then have to visit other stores.

maddy68 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:26:11

No restrictions at Aldi

strawberry2017 Thu 09-Apr-20 10:26:30

What happens if you buy a 4 pack of something 🤷‍♀️

JudyCoolibar Thu 09-Apr-20 10:26:35

Tweet Morrisons and ask what on earth they're thinking?

HeddaGarbled Thu 09-Apr-20 10:27:16

But if the shelves are bare ..........?

Morereasonsnot Thu 09-Apr-20 10:30:40

Will have to go to Aldi. @strawberry2017 I don't believe they had 4 packs - not even baked beans.

Thanks for the heads up on the dried beans... but I think Aldi will be better for the convenience factor of not doing all the additional prep before cooking

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