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Anyone feeling this ? Not noticed but then again not been in a supermarket for a while. Butcher and local shop seemed stocked enough on the weekend.

Is it time to load up? Is there a storm coming?
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Why is it so expensive to get CO2?
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Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
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iarmhiman wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:12 pm Why is it so expensive to get CO2?
It is a by product from fertilizer production and because the gas prices are so high they are not making fertilizer so therefore no CO2
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Gonna got to a few supermarkets tomorrow. Asian and local. Might even buy a years worth of bog roll…
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mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:51 pm Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
Long may the new Great Depression not effect you. For the less well off, it’s down hill.

https://news.sky.com/story/asda-and-sai ... e-12413829
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Aye wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:58 am
mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:51 pm Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
Long may the new Great Depression not effect you. For the less well off, it’s down hill.

https://news.sky.com/story/asda-and-sai ... e-12413829
Less well off can live off pot noodles and fray bentos at a flick of a switch. Food shortages will hurt those who like to spend a bit on various foods.

Good and adaptable kitchen skills can see you through so embrace them new cuts and continue to dine like a king.

Venison anyone ?
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mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:52 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:12 pm Why is it so expensive to get CO2?
It is a by product from fertilizer production and because the gas prices are so high they are not making fertilizer so therefore no CO2

Or if you’re a real cynic the multi - billion corporate that owns our two largest producers (60%) have successfully squeezed that monopoly to force money out of U.K. tax payers.
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Aye wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:58 am
mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:51 pm Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
Long may the new Great Depression not effect you. For the less well off, it’s down hill.

https://news.sky.com/story/asda-and-sai ... e-12413829

The media’s attempt to induce panic buying so they can cover a story on panic buying seems to have failed ...

The less well off ? They shop in the rather shelf full Aldi and Lidl so no need inventing stuff around them ....
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Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:10 am Gonna got to a few supermarkets tomorrow. Asian and local. Might even buy a years worth of bog roll…
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:51 pm Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
More like a Cheezel / Burger ring combo…
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bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:10 am
mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:52 pm
iarmhiman wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:12 pm Why is it so expensive to get CO2?
It is a by product from fertilizer production and because the gas prices are so high they are not making fertilizer so therefore no CO2

Or if you’re a real cynic the multi - billion corporate that owns our two largest producers (60%) have successfully squeezed that monopoly to force money out of U.K. tax payers.
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Think pasta's set to go up by 40p in the pound soon, might buy a few tonnes.
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What food shortages?
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I've had some odd ones, for a good while (maybe 3 weeks in a row) couldn't get wraps in any of the supermarkets near me, two weeks ago it was brown rice.

Nothing compared to NI though. I tried doing an online shop for a BBQ for my brother's stag do, put it all into the basket and went to pay to be met with a massive list of unavailable items.
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DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 am What food shortages?
Ones the media is talking about.
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Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 am What food shortages?
Ones the media is talking about.
There is no food shortage on mainland UK.

If we have a warm weekend then it should come as no surprise if there is no salad items left at 4pm. Our media and social media are, for some reason, desperate to provoke us about this - meanwhile - the British public is scratching their heads.

Having a disruption in the supply chain on some items is not a "food shortage"
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DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:07 am
Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 am What food shortages?
Ones the media is talking about.
There is no food shortage on mainland UK.

If we have a warm weekend then it should come as no surprise if there is no salad items left at 4pm. Our media and social media are, for some reason, desperate to provoke us about this - meanwhile - the British public is scratching their heads.

Having a disruption in the supply chain on some items is not a "food shortage"
It's all over the news. Read the OP..I said I have not noticed.
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Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:09 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:07 am
Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 am What food shortages?
Ones the media is talking about.
There is no food shortage on mainland UK.

If we have a warm weekend then it should come as no surprise if there is no salad items left at 4pm. Our media and social media are, for some reason, desperate to provoke us about this - meanwhile - the British public is scratching their heads.

Having a disruption in the supply chain on some items is not a "food shortage"
It's all over the news. Read the OP..I said I have not noticed.
I'm aware of the coverage, I'm confused as to why they are pushing this agenda.
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One way to be sure of creating shortages is mentioning there's going to be shortages.
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Meanwhile, in France

https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/finance/other ... c_mM1EBTJ8
Materials, toys, food… Here are the four main shortages in France in September
Bloody Brexit.
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DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:10 am
Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:09 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:07 am
Dozy wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 am What food shortages?
Ones the media is talking about.
There is no food shortage on mainland UK.

If we have a warm weekend then it should come as no surprise if there is no salad items left at 4pm. Our media and social media are, for some reason, desperate to provoke us about this - meanwhile - the British public is scratching their heads.

Having a disruption in the supply chain on some items is not a "food shortage"
It's all over the news. Read the OP..I said I have not noticed.
I'm aware of the coverage, I'm confused as to why they are pushing this agenda.
The upcoming ramping up of the long game on the demonisation of meat.

Get everyone into dried food and Soylent Green.
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CM11 wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:11 am One way to be sure of creating shortages is mentioning there's going to be shortages.
Indeed. Carefully calculated.

The problems in NI are because the EU is a cvnt.
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CM11 wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:11 am One way to be sure of creating shortages is mentioning there's going to be shortages.
:lol: True, we leant that with the Toilet paper debacle at the start of the lockdown last year.
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From what I've seen personally though, people don't seem to falling for the hype from the media. At the moment.
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My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
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DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:30 am From what I've seen personally though, people don't seem to falling for the hype from the media. At the moment.
Probably because there aren't any shortages.
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not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Yep, meat is vanishing from supermarket shelves after that news item about pigs not being able to be slaughtered...

I am missing my Melton Mowbray Pork Pies... not been able to get the big ones for months!
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not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Are you using the small Express types of supermarkets?
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I tell a lie. There's still a shortage of Macdonald's milkshakes. 3 years now and counting.
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The real lesson here is people should be using their local butchers it seems.
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DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:39 am
not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Are you using the small Express types of supermarkets?
Local co-op, bigger than an express supermarket, but not as big as say a Sainsburys or Tesco.
The online Sainsburys shop still seems ok
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Grandpa wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:37 am
not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Yep, meat is vanishing from supermarket shelves after that news item about pigs not being able to be slaughtered...

I am missing my Melton Mowbray Pork Pies... not been able to get the big ones for months!
https://www.dukeshillham.co.uk/pies__sc ... gJ1x_D_BwE
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bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:42 am The real lesson here is people should be using their local butchers it seems.
I actually have a local butchers, grocers, and fishmongers, but I imagine that is fairly rare in a lot of London.
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not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:44 am
bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:42 am The real lesson here is people should be using their local butchers it seems.
I actually have a local butchers, grocers, and fishmongers, but I imagine that is fairly rare in a lot of London.

Plenty of markets.
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not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:42 am
DAC_ wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:39 am
not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Are you using the small Express types of supermarkets?
Local co-op, bigger than an express supermarket, but not as big as say a Sainsburys or Tesco.
The online Sainsburys shop still seems ok
I find them so expensive compared to most others, it's convenient I suppose. I'd suggest, maybe incorrectly, its more due to supply chains across London and the surrounding areas rather than an actual shortage of meat.
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mdaclarke wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:51 pm Not noticed any shortages in the Supermarket other than I can't find Nik Naks for love nor money. Everything else seems to be in stock as normal.

I hate to say it (as there is already a brexit forum) but I do think this is more Remainer wishful thinking.

By the way if you are not from Britain NIk Naks are a brand of crisps.
Scampi flavoured Nik Naks <rubs belly>
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not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:44 am
bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:42 am The real lesson here is people should be using their local butchers it seems.
I actually have a local butchers, grocers, and fishmongers, but I imagine that is fairly rare in a lot of London.
Why do you imagine that? And why are you shopping for non-existent meat in multiple supermarkets with that treasure trove of local businesses?
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bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:43 am
Grandpa wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:37 am
not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:33 am My local supermarkets sure seem to be suffering from a lot of shortages. Didn't have any meat yesterday, which was a bit of a nuisance.
Yep, meat is vanishing from supermarket shelves after that news item about pigs not being able to be slaughtered...

I am missing my Melton Mowbray Pork Pies... not been able to get the big ones for months!
https://www.dukeshillham.co.uk/pies__sc ... gJ1x_D_BwE
Looks nice.. but says Out of Stock :lol:

Though I have found the more expensive Pork Pies aren't always that nice.. I don't like lean pink meat for starters.. needs to be that grey belly fat meat for me.. and lots of gelatin... :D
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message #2527204 wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 am
not_english wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:44 am
bimboman wrote: Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:42 am The real lesson here is people should be using their local butchers it seems.
I actually have a local butchers, grocers, and fishmongers, but I imagine that is fairly rare in a lot of London.
Why do you imagine that? And why are you shopping for non-existent meat in multiple supermarkets with that treasure trove of local businesses?
a) I have lived all over London, so feel like I know what I'm talking about
b) Was shopping after 6:00Pm, and all the above were shut
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