Coronavirus-related panic has led shoppers around the globe to ransack supermarkets, with things like toilet paper, pasta and canned goods being of particularly high value.
As time goes on, more food items are slowly being scooped up and a trip to the local supermarket shows a dystopian landscape.
In the midst of panic buying, Twitter users have started to document what food is being left in the shops. And to be honest, we’re surprised at some of the ones left behind.
While it goes without saying that those with wheat and gluten sensitivities or coeliac disease should be eating gluten-free, it’s surprising that in the pandemonium, GF bread seemed to be spared.
Virtually nothing left but gluten-free white bread at #TraderJoes.
The best part was when the checkout guy asked me if I found everything I wanted. I laughed and he said sorry, that's just a reflex. pic.twitter.com/ElOTo0i6eR
— Laura (@LauraHunttFoti) March 13, 2020
Sorry to those of you who rate plant-based meat, because it seems 99% of society doesn’t. But, good news for vegans and vegatarians!
— Sara Place (@drsplace) March 13, 2020
— Dr. David Franklin (@SFPrincipal) March 21, 2020
The people have spoken and it is a resounding “Hell No!” We would rather starve in a pandemic before eating plant-based meat! pic.twitter.com/FFYvRyW4px
— Jesse Pritchard (@HoosTurf) March 20, 2020
Shrimp flavoured ramen
The people have spoken and shrimp ramen is the lesser ramen by a longshot.
Americans in panic and emptying store shelves in fear of corona virus….But still nobody wants that nasty shrimp ramen pic.twitter.com/wxJh5yRG3Z
— alexamigo (@AlexAmigo) March 10, 2020
Y'all really hating on the shrimp ramen that much??? pic.twitter.com/xfZ2m03cM0
— Gideon Leija (@kanadian_idiot) March 20, 2020
Mexican beer company, Corona, has faced unwarranted stigma during the current coronavirus pandemic. According to news.com.au, a recent survey of 737 beer drinkers in the United States “38% wouldn’t buy a Corona ‘under any circumstances’ because of the outbreak. Another 14% said they wouldn’t be seen ordering a beer from the brand in public.”
And, this is being seen even here in Australia.
— Sandra Noble (@attempt57) March 26, 2020
I really thought it was fake news that people weren’t buying Corona beer. Then I saw this today… pic.twitter.com/8oDlOp2PgK
— Annunziata Rees-Mogg (@zatzi) March 21, 2020
Pineapple has always been a controversial pizza topping (but one of my favourites, to be honest), so while it’s not surprising to see Hawaiian pizza left behind, I’m shocked at everyone’s inferior tastebuds.
the only pizza left is pineapple
now its personal pic.twitter.com/cTz8Ef9QhN
— Jon Cartwright (@JonComms) March 18, 2020
— Philotroll (@Philotroll) March 14, 2020
There has been a massive run on milk during the current pandemic, but not so much for nut milk, or “nut juice” as this Twitter user has called it. In saying that, almond milk seems to be scarce in this video below, so that seems to be the favourite non-dairy milk choice.
— Mic G (@grady_mic) March 21, 2020
The current health crisis is evolving rapidly. If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.