Funny Photos of Grocery Store Items No One Wants to Panic-Buy
Toilet paper? Get real. Chocolate hummus and broccoli pizza crusts? There's plenty in stock.
The sad leftovers on those grocery store shelves
In a time of unprecedented crisis, we’ve shown we’re willing to do anything to survive so long as you don’t make us eat a plant-based diet. Sure, supermarkets are emptied daily of toilet paper and chicken cutlets, but there are more flax seeds in Aisle 7 than there are grains of sand on Earth right now.
Somehow reassuring in the midst of #coronavirus shopping frenzy to know that people still have the sense *not* to buy #chocolatehummus and buffalo hummus. #traderjoes #dc pic.twitter.com/fLvuUFWz3Y
— Noah (@noahgo) March 13, 2020
Look. Either be chocolate or be hummus, you don’t get to be both. I didn’t even know this existed prior to this photo, and think we should leave it in the pre-pandemic world.
Interesting photo sent to me from a colleague in a Michigan grocery store #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/PbRJtpwS9S
— Sara Place (@drsplace) March 13, 2020
Look, my plants are my closest friends right now, so I guess I would be reluctant to eat those too.
Même au plus fort de la panique, l’Humain sait raison garder. #COVID19 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/tAG5UdhsTz
— Philotroll (@Philotroll) March 14, 2020
Loose translation: Even at the height of panic, humans know how to keep it together. Pineapple on pizza—so polarizing. Like mushrooms or politicians.
Corona (the beer)
Did a bit of #virusprep shopping, and on this end of San Francisco at least, not too bad in the stores, though many are out of shelf stock on several of the more ‘key’ items; masks, hand sanitizers, oscillococcinum, rubbing alcohol… but not, (and it is on sale)… Corona beer pic.twitter.com/tQhXd3XgBO
— g.i.l.l.y (@gillyarcht) March 1, 2020
Imagine being the CEO of Corona beer and being like wait, the what virus?
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Honestly, they’re right to do it. Let’s be careful with the use of the word “plague” though.
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Unsalted potato chips
And ain’t nobody buying unsalted potato chips pic.twitter.com/2o1kmoVLro
— Aaron Strick (@strickinato) March 17, 2020
Girl, not even on my darkest day. Not even at my lowest point. Not even under quarantine. I would eat astronaut food first.
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Cinnamon raisin bagels
Even in the wake of an apocalypse, still no one wants to eat the Cinnamon Raisin bagels… #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/eUUkWxosql
— Cameron Kostrikin (@TehGriz) March 14, 2020
I would eat the cinnamon raisin bagels… Might not even slice and butter them. I’d just bite into them like an apple.
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
Honestly, good! Leave it for the gluten-free people. They’re not eating gluten-free bread because they enjoy it!
Cauliflower pizza crust
What I learned today about panic shopping is no one wants the broccoli pizza crust during a crisis. Btw everyone at #TraderJoes #EastCobb was lovely pic.twitter.com/sAGsuyHp4N
— *Jules* Put A Mask On* (@julianaillari) March 13, 2020
If you ever try to tell me that you can substitute cauliflower for something that’s not another piece of cauliflower and it tastes the same, your credibility flies out the window like a paper napkin on the highway to hell.
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
The chicken ramen, however, is a delicacy. I would trade three barrels of oil for one cup o’ chicken noodles.
Food stores/brands should take this as an opportunity to see what consumers choose last even preparing for self-quarantine… looking at you hot dogs ? #TraderJoes #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/EtTGuqIpzb
— Melanie Prior (@melsgoingplaces) March 12, 2020
Hot dogs, when boiled in the questionable water of a pull-away street cart at an amusement park, baseball game, or simply the sidewalk, are a delicacy. Since you would be subjected to preparing these in your home right now without those elite conditions, this actually makes sense to me.
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Even with all the shelves being picked clean… nobody wants this nonsense. pic.twitter.com/VSvjBcKPwN
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) March 17, 2020
Sometimes you have to wonder how some product launches ever made it past the pitch meeting. Would you believe these foods were invented by accident?