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Groceries running out

Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by MoMaN69, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. schnappy

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    I've been making daily trips to pick up things as I can... I can't speak for every supermarket of course but today my local Coles were relatively well stocked in the early afternoon. I went back in the evening and they were stocking up a hell of lot more. Dare I say it's not even profiteers right now, the supply is catching up with the shortfall.

    I do suspect that when the virus numbers start to go up and people wake up to what the hell is going on and about to happen, there'll be another 'panic'... I will probably slowly buy a few extra things to see me over that next 'panic'. Until now I've only ever had ~1-2 days of food on hand tops.
     
  2. Hater

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    Couldn't get any Yorkshire tea!

    Have to settle for Dilmah. Dammit.
     
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  3. callan

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    That's absolutely criminal. Dilmah is crap. The only decent supermarket-available loose-leaf black tea is Yorkshire Gold.

    Might I suggest visiting tealeaves.com.au . A lot cheaper than the boutique shops like T2, but some great teas, and excellent service. Just avoid the "Terry's blend" they plug at every opportunity: it's not great IMHO.

    We're well stocked for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse here at Chez Callan: did an audit of the freezer before, and we can live at least a month there. (small amounts each visit, and some bulk buys from the local butcher). Milk, tissues (been looking for weeks), yoghurt and fresh fruit and veggies are about the only things we'll need, and occasionally slipping out to get those, booze and scripts should be all that is require. Perhaps I can finally get my tax done :p

    On Friday Winter and I went into full "pseudo-isolation mode". Winter's health is fragile at best and I dare-not expose her to the dreaded lurgi directly, or through me indirectly. Home visitations are being organised for flu jabs and regular blood tests.

    Callan
     
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  4. grrrr

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    Do you watch the Spiffing Brit?
     
  5. Hater

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    nope never heard of it
     
  6. BurningFeetMan

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    I think the major supermarkets should have a new hire of trolly handle washers tbh. Those of us working hard to stay in isolation have one major exposure, and that is the supermarket.
     
  7. magius

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    They do. I saw at my local woolies, someone with spray and wiping all the baskets and trolleys. Trolley wipes are also available at the supermarkets close to where trolleys normally are.
     
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  8. BurningFeetMan

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    That’s awesome to hear, there’s hope for us yet!
     
  9. Stooge007

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    not a chance, Copie is (allegedly) above us peasants and doesn't mind telling everyone that
     
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  10. Reaper

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    They been doing that at least from last week around here.
     
  11. clonex

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    what ever happened to the dilmah ads on tv? those ran for years lol
     
  12. Quadbox

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    They're owned by the CCP these days
     
  13. BurningFeetMan

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    For those of you hoarding, you can probably sell them back to the shop for double, and then that shop can sell them on for triple of what the original purchase was.

    Seems prices are on the rise for fresh food items, including potatoes... for now. I'm sure Maccas won't be burning through all of its fries like they're used to.
     
  14. Hater

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    They'd have very strict supply contracts in place so they'd be immune from such price hikes.
     
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  15. Reaper

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    Nope. Not Woolworths at least. They have a no change of mind on hoarded products policy now. Those people better get used to rice, beans and toilet paper.
     
  16. Scarpetta

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    Delivery is back up at running (benefits to having a partner with cancer!) and we've decided to utilise that service.
     
  17. Reaper

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    I better be reading that wrong.
     
  18. Stooge007

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    i paid $12.50/kg for broccoli this morning :thumbdn:

    but i love the stuff, so will pay it

    in the UK, fast food restaurants were shut down, wonder if Australia consider them "essential services"?

    essential to keeping Australians obese?
     
  19. josh_676

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    It's the only stuff some people know how to eat.
     
  20. Stooge007

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    sad but true :(
     

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