I was having a good day until I went to the supermarket.
British section in an American Supermarket
American section in a British supermarket
When you're in the Supermarket and someone is in the way of something you need, instead of saying excuse me you pretend to look at another shelf at something you don't need until they have moved.
Loud very British "tut" at non-mask wearer in supermarket. She got a mask out and put it on
Edit - thanks to whoever reported me to Reddit as a suicide risk following this post.... Didn't even know that was a thing!!!???
My friend found this in supermarket... We shouldn’t give children pain
I wish people were more respectful of supermarket workers.
I can’t count how many times I’ve been shoved out of the way when I’m trying to put something on the shelf or people rudely reaching over me instead of kindly asking me to step out of the way.
I’ve given up telling people to wear something on their face. They get incredibly confrontational. Policy is that I can’t serve them otherwise. We’ve been doing this for an entire year you’d think they would be more in tune with the times.
People throw their shopping down on the counter and then huff loudly ushering me to hurry up like I’m some personal butler.
Just the general lack of respect is huge. I’m a human being. Just because I’m behind a till it doesn’t make me anything less.
Kiasu Singaporeans rushing to the supermarket post announcement
‘They don’t care’: US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules: Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, lays off employees after local ordinance on hazard pay passed in Los Angeles theguardian.com/us-news/2…
We need to have a serious discussion about the quality of jalapeños in American supermarkets.
Jalapeños have become synonymous with "hot" when t comes to flavor descriptions in snack foods and restaurant items. But for some reason, buying fresh jalapeños in the supermarket is a complete crapshoot in terms of heat. I would estimate 75% of jalapeños I buy end up as mild as a bell pepper, and another 15% are only a little hot. Then there that 1 out of 10 peppers that's made out of napalm.
What has happened to jalapeños? Is there a trick to selecting the hot ones? Should we just abandon factory farmed jalapeños and go to homegrown? Or should we leave them to the dustbin of culinary history and focus more on the hundreds of other pepper varieties? Of course, that means in 59 years someone will complain about how weak the habaneros are.
What are your favourite supermarket "hidden gem" food items?
There are so many random products at the supermarket and you never know what's good or not - so let's start a discussion on some of our favourite hidden gems 🙂
My ones are:
- Pams spanakopita: actually made in Greece and really tasty! Found in the frozen food section
- New Way sausage rolls with cheese: a kiwi classic with the lovely Alison Holst on the package (edit: I've been informed they have changed the packaging and removed Dame Holst's photo, very upsetting news)
- Nature Valley salted caramel protein bars: kinda expensive but SO good
- Tegel Louisiana style chicken tenders: I remember these were popular back in lockdown as a KFC substitute, super tasty
- La Famiglia garlic bread: the absolute best garlic bread, drenched in butter
- Graze crafty blends outback mix: tasty nut mix with mild bbq flavour, lasts for ages
- Nongshim kimchi ramen: by far my favourite noodles, superior in every way to Maggi/indomie etc
- Pams cheese fransky: best hot dogs ever but seem to have disappeared from supermarkets near me 🙄
Edit: just remembered another one, the Rana fresh pasta range! Especially the goat cheese and caramelised onion flavour 🤤 more expensive than the other ravioli/tortellini for sale but far superior, you can actually taste the filling 10/10
Edit 2: remembered another one, Much Moore salted caramel ice cream. SO good and comes in the big 2L tub
Supermarkets face post-Brexit fruit and veg scarcity thanks to shortage of skilled pickers - Government's failure to allow in enough EU workers and new rules restricting visas for seasonal pickers are expected to leave tonnes of crops to rot while shelves lie empty mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…
A Japanese artist has anthropomorphised British supermarkets into anime men
My local supermarket is selling airplane food because nobody is flying
This set of shot glasses I found in a local supermarket
Dear Greeks, i just went to a greek supermarket in my hometown in germany and bought this, thinking it was yoghurt. After opening it, it didn't take me long to figure out that this isn't what i think it was. Can you help me and explain what this sweet awesomeness is? :D
These vacuum packed bean bricks at the supermarket
In Hot Fuzz (2007), director Edgar Wright plays a shelf-stacker at Somerfield supermarket. He chose this cameo for himself because he actually worked as a shelf-stacker for five years when he was younger.
Found Mc Donald’s limited edition fish sandwich near my local supermarket.
Do your supermarkets sell ready-to-eat sandwiches? What are some common fillings?
In the UK you can walk into any supermarket and pick up a mass-produced, pre-wrapped sandwich, with fillings like cheese and pickle/ prawn mayonnaise/ chicken and stuffing/ ham and cheese/ egg and cress/ chicken salad etc.
Is this a thing in the US too? What are your fillings like?
Supermarket trolleys in Sweden have a map of the supermarket for guiding
During the construction of a supermarket in Dublin, Ireland, archaeologists discovered the remains of a 1000 year old medieval house. Rather than excavate the items and build on top of the site, the store installed glass flooring that provides shoppers with a literal window into history.
American section in a Kuwaiti supermarket
In Punch Drunk-Love (2002) During the scene where Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) is at the supermarket looking for the cheapest Healthy Choice food item, he is being followed by an out-of-focus character in a red outfit. It's Lena Leonard (Emily Watson) before they've been introduced. v.redd.it/jlcv2yeajsz61
LPT: If someone at the mall/supermarket tries to approach you about switching cell services, tell them your company pays for your cell phone and plan.
The British public are so desperate to grab a bargain quiche that the supermarket has erected a protective barricade around their staff
“Dog parking” in front of a supermarket in Denmark. Features anti-theft security, automatic disinfectant and a cooling system.
If only I could walk in to practically any pharmacy, supermarket, or healthcare providers and get an ID at no cost, regardless of my personal background
Spraying lysol in line at the supermarket- spraying it right in front of her baby's face. Child abuse. v.redd.it/rzt3qmdv56u61
My rescue doggo of 4 days at the supermarket (the carts are specifically provided to transport dogs)
Jag bor i USA men när jag blir hemsjuk så sticker jag ner till närmaste supermarket och köper lite Svensk ost.
Booker T on the supermarket brawl with Steve Austin: "Stone Cold had no script, I had no script and we were just there to entertain fans. We didn’t know that it would eventually go down as one of our greatest moments outside of anything that we did in the ring." wrestlinginc.com/news/202…
Smashed supermarket during Paris protest for May the 1st
The car park I want to use is a cash only pay and display one, but I don't use cash anymore so I have to make a pre car park trip to the local supermarket to withdraw a note then purchase items of a predetermined amount in order to get adequate change.