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If you sent your children to do the grocery shopping , what do you think they would bring back?

36 replies

WomenHour · 11/09/2020 22:02

Watching Tracy Beaker and she was sent by her foster mum and just brought back chicken nuggets and fizzy pop

So how do you think it would go if you sent your children?

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queenofarles · 11/09/2020 22:31

I think I’ll be amazed. The Last time DS14 joined me shopping he loaded our trolly with Mochi ice cream, coconut water, Melon , wagyu beef, and Taco shells. We ended up having a fab dinner that night.

Michaelbaubles · 11/09/2020 22:34

Milk (To go with the cereal)
One type of fruit
Stuff from the bakery section at Lidl
Novelty yoghurts
Fizzy pop

This is based on what they pointed out to me in the supermarket today. Veg, most meat and “normal” food lacks any interest for them.

Champagneforeveryone · 11/09/2020 22:35

DS is 16 and loves cooking, so I would expect my shopping bill to at least double.

There would be a glut of soft / tropical fruits (rather than boring apples and bananas) several kilos of good quality meat (no chicken thighs / wings etc) Tiger bread (no seedy shit) and many gallons of Tropicana fruit juice.

Aroundtheworldin80moves · 11/09/2020 22:37

DD1 (9yo)... Carrots. And stuff for lunches and breakfast.

DD2 (7yo).... Meat, meat and more meat.

WorriedMummy2020 · 11/09/2020 22:41

DC (8) custard, rhubarb, chocolate, tinned fruit, yoghurt tube things, apple pie, dough balls, coca cola, rice pudding, cucumber, jelly, trifle

DC (4) nuts, beef jerky, eggs, olives, apple pie, broccoli lucozade sport, coffee, plant milk, sausage

Nackajory · 11/09/2020 22:41

Anything in a shiny packets masquerading as food -fridge raiders, crisps, dairylea dunkers. And fizzy pop and sweets.

sar302 · 11/09/2020 22:46

Judging by the desperate lurching in the trolley today, anything peppa pig, and quavers 🤨 but he is only 2.5

Dozer · 11/09/2020 22:50

Definitely: pizza from the pizza bar, Nutella, jam, crisps, chocolate, ice cream, chicken nuggets and squash. They’d probably remember milk for cereal and get a token cucumber.

FusionChefGeoff · 11/09/2020 22:52

I'll ask DC tomorrow and report back! At 8 I have fairly high hopes for the eldest but am just intrigued what the smaller one would say!

wejammin · 11/09/2020 22:56

DS1 (8) - bacon, wraps, pringles, sugar based cereal, apples, chewing gum, ice lollies

DD1 (6) - all the magazines covered in plastic tat, all the pyjamas, all the hair accessories, tropical fruit, anything marketed at kids

DS2 (20 months) - bananas and biscuits

JellyBabiesSaveLives · 11/09/2020 22:58

They’d look at me blankly and ask for a list. And then they’d phone me 12 times from the shop to ask questions. And pretty much bring back what was in the list.

Without a list the older one would buy pizzas, burger, chips, cake. The younger one would spontaneously combust at being asked to make a decision.

PickAChew · 11/09/2020 23:02

DS1 would bring back a muktipack of kitkat, some 3 for 2 Cadburys and an odd bag of hsribo to make sure there were some coins in his change.

queenmother · 11/09/2020 23:08

Sweets and smoked salmon. That's what he put in the trolley last time!

Solongtoshort · 11/09/2020 23:11

Dc 8 & 5 (so l wouldn’t really send them) hot dogs, beef monster munch , chocolate crepes, Swedish meatballs and coco pops or crunchy nut cornflakes, milk shake and chicken on a stick.

BatleyTownswomensGuild · 11/09/2020 23:13

French fancies
Squirty cream

Thecazelets · 11/09/2020 23:17

Depends a bit on who was paying. DS (18) would get himself a Tesco meal deal on his own shilling, or a selection of avocados, fillet steak and artisan tomatoes, plus a bottle of wine, on mine. DD (14) would stock up on Reese's Pieces, fizzy pop and Nutella either way.

BornInAThunderstorm · 11/09/2020 23:20

Ds would get a trolley of frozen pizza and chocolate buttons

vampirethriller · 11/09/2020 23:21

A couple of rocks and a snail. But she is only 1 and 3/4.

DinosApple · 11/09/2020 23:21

Magic beans.

JadesRollerDisco · 11/09/2020 23:24

My eldest would be chicken nuggets and fizzy pop for sure!

The younger two are too young, but with help would come back with chocolate cake, cookies and chocolate milk. Maybe some chocolate cereal or chocolate ice cream too 🤷🏻‍♀️

tywysoges · 11/09/2020 23:25

I sent DD for some jam last week and she came back with shower gel and half the sweets aisle... (and the jam, obvs)

unmarkedbythat · 11/09/2020 23:33

My eldest would buy energy drinks, crisps, possibly some ready meals if I had said we needed dinner. My 11 year old would make a really good stab at buying healthy food but it would be random items that were hard to make into recipes, and he would also buy a mountain of biscuits. My 5 year old would buy Lunchables (because I always say no), a magazine (because I always say no), a random overpriced toy he didn't even know he wanted until he saw it (usual reason) and, if he could find them, microwave fries because he loves them and thinks only having them as a treat is cruel.

FedUpAtHomeTroels · 11/09/2020 23:42

Pot noodles
Chicken slices
Chicken goujons
kit kats

Gingerkittykat · 11/09/2020 23:52

Chicken Nuggets
Chicago Town Pizza
Ben and Jerry's vegan (lactose intolerant)
Plant milk
24 pack of Pepsi max
Bread and eggs for french toast
A random selection of sweets and crisps.

853ax · 11/09/2020 23:59

Daughter 8 often goes into shop for me comes out with random extras.
One day she got other children a kinder egg but totally forgot to get herself a treat !

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