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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? 09:58 - Mar 26 with 1688 viewsBrixtonBlue

Must be hard if a family of 4 for example are having pie and mash for dinner... but you can only buy two pies.

I came a cropper myself - wanted to get some energy drinks (I drink the natural energy one Tenzing rather than the chemical filled Red Bull or the crappy Tesco one). Thing is, Tenzing only comes individually. So while I could only buy two of them, I could get 12 cans of the crappy Tesco one. Bit annoying.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:01 - Mar 26 with 1085 viewsLord_Lucan

I think we just have to roll with it, worse things happen than having different flavoured pies. The difficult thing though is if you are shopping for an elderly neighbour or two at the same time.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:04 - Mar 26 with 1060 viewssparks

Given that delivery and collection slots are now at least two weeks away, the answer is "with great difficulty".

There is also a real tension between the edict to avoid stockpiling, and the idea we should go out as infrequently as possible - especially where no deliveries or click and collect slots are available.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:05 - Mar 26 with 1054 viewsNewcyBlue

Seb loves chicken pie. I make it for him fresh.

Homemade pastry. Homemade sauce. Just get fresh organic free range chicken and fresh veg.

People are probably cooking more. Or buying more frozen multipacks of ready made stuff.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:07 - Mar 26 with 1043 viewsNewcyBlue

Never tried Tenzing. I only really take caffeine in my preworkout. Does it give you a caffeine buzz?

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:09 - Mar 26 with 1036 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:07 - Mar 26 by NewcyBlue

Never tried Tenzing. I only really take caffeine in my preworkout. Does it give you a caffeine buzz?


Yeah, it's just an energy drink but made with natural ingredients. Pricier than the rest but worth it IMO.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:10 - Mar 26 with 1031 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:01 - Mar 26 by Lord_Lucan

I think we just have to roll with it, worse things happen than having different flavoured pies. The difficult thing though is if you are shopping for an elderly neighbour or two at the same time.


I think you can only have 2 of any one type of product, so different flavours doesn't work. It's 2 pies and that's that.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:10 - Mar 26 with 1027 viewsNewcyBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:09 - Mar 26 by BrixtonBlue

Yeah, it's just an energy drink but made with natural ingredients. Pricier than the rest but worth it IMO.


Just looked on Amazon. You can get a 12 pack delivered tomorrow for £14.28

24 pack for £23.94.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:11 - Mar 26 with 1023 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:05 - Mar 26 by NewcyBlue

Seb loves chicken pie. I make it for him fresh.

Homemade pastry. Homemade sauce. Just get fresh organic free range chicken and fresh veg.

People are probably cooking more. Or buying more frozen multipacks of ready made stuff.


Pies was just an example. There must be lots of things, including non-food, that a big family will need more than 2 of?

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:12 - Mar 26 with 1020 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:10 - Mar 26 by NewcyBlue

Just looked on Amazon. You can get a 12 pack delivered tomorrow for £14.28

24 pack for £23.94.


Yeah it's cheaper on Amazon than in Tescos. I might have to start getting it delivered.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:12 - Mar 26 with 1021 viewsSwansea_Blue

No problems so far; I can't remember us needing to use a supermarket since this all started. Swansea's got a large food market and the stalls are working together to arrange deliveries. We've done that a couple of times. We still use a milkman an the also delivers a whole bunch of stuff. We didn't stockup and we've been fin. We've even got toilet tolls left!

Run out of booze though! But I'm deliberately not replacing that as a break will be a good thing.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:15 - Mar 26 with 1000 viewsNewcyBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:12 - Mar 26 by BrixtonBlue

Yeah it's cheaper on Amazon than in Tescos. I might have to start getting it delivered.


Based purely on your recommendation I’m going to buy a 24 pack and give it a go. I’ll take a can out on my daily bike ride.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:15 - Mar 26 with 996 viewsJakeITFC

Yes, especially difficult for families who don’t have great cooking experience/ability.
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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:17 - Mar 26 with 993 viewssparks

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:15 - Mar 26 by JakeITFC

Yes, especially difficult for families who don’t have great cooking experience/ability.


Even if you do cook- if the interval is two weeks between deliveries, you need more than 2 or 3 of many items. Milk for instance. Toilet roll! Baked beans - if thats the kids favourite. Packs of chicken, or quorn etc etc.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:20 - Mar 26 with 979 viewsSwansea_Blue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:17 - Mar 26 by sparks

Even if you do cook- if the interval is two weeks between deliveries, you need more than 2 or 3 of many items. Milk for instance. Toilet roll! Baked beans - if thats the kids favourite. Packs of chicken, or quorn etc etc.


A local butcher who delivers is the answer (granted, more expensive and so not an option for some). Newsagent/corner shops types are also staying open for tinned goods. And a milkman.

I think half the problem is that people have been conditioned to only shopping in supermarkets. We rarely use them, maybe once every 4-6 weeks for some dried goods and that's about it.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:21 - Mar 26 with 976 viewsNewcyBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:17 - Mar 26 by sparks

Even if you do cook- if the interval is two weeks between deliveries, you need more than 2 or 3 of many items. Milk for instance. Toilet roll! Baked beans - if thats the kids favourite. Packs of chicken, or quorn etc etc.


Jack Monroe is doing some absolutely superb stuff on Twitter at 1700hrs.

People tweet her with photos of the tins of stuff they have lying around and she gives them a recipe.


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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:24 - Mar 26 with 958 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:15 - Mar 26 by NewcyBlue

Based purely on your recommendation I’m going to buy a 24 pack and give it a go. I’ll take a can out on my daily bike ride.


Ha. Maybe you should buy one first rather than 24! Must admit they're hard to find in the shops though. Hope you like it!

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:26 - Mar 26 with 948 viewsNewcyBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:24 - Mar 26 by BrixtonBlue

Ha. Maybe you should buy one first rather than 24! Must admit they're hard to find in the shops though. Hope you like it!


If it’s rank I am blaming you and will offer them out to passers by to see if other people have tastebuds that are as damaged as yours!

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:28 - Mar 26 with 943 viewsBrixtonBlue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:17 - Mar 26 by sparks

Even if you do cook- if the interval is two weeks between deliveries, you need more than 2 or 3 of many items. Milk for instance. Toilet roll! Baked beans - if thats the kids favourite. Packs of chicken, or quorn etc etc.


Last count you had 51 toilet rolls!

Them, and baked beans, come in packs, so you ought to be alright there.

I have found that I've been travelling to the supermarket more than I ever used to, which seems to be defeating the point of isolation!

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:28 - Mar 26 with 944 viewsitfcjoe

When I've shopped they haven't been that strict anhywhere - got 4 bottles of squash yesterday as the normal big double concentrate ones were out and the little single concentrate ones last 5 minutes and wasn't questioned or queried

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:35 - Mar 26 with 904 viewsGlasgowBlue

Make everything from fresh and drink squash rather than energy drinks. We’ve got a pot of chilli and curry ready for freezing which will last a fair while.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:40 - Mar 26 with 876 viewssparks

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:28 - Mar 26 by BrixtonBlue

Last count you had 51 toilet rolls!

Them, and baked beans, come in packs, so you ought to be alright there.

I have found that I've been travelling to the supermarket more than I ever used to, which seems to be defeating the point of isolation!


I am trying very hard not to make regular shopping trips.

Shops seem to me to be the perfect place for transmission. People push past, people lurk together at the end of aisles, everything on the shelf has been handled by others as well as checkouts, baskets etc etc.

Its stuff like milk and bread which is problematic- and i am acutely conscious that this lockdown could well get more lockdowny before it eases.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:59 - Mar 26 with 815 viewsBlueBadger

The last thing anyone needs right now Dollers, is energy drinks to fill you full of bounce, sugar, chemicals, paranoia and sleep deprivation.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 11:19 - Mar 26 with 787 viewsSWGF

Don't buy individual pies. Buy two bigger ones then you can feed the family of four for much longer.

There, solved it.

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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 11:23 - Mar 26 with 767 viewsSwansea_Blue

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 11:19 - Mar 26 by SWGF

Don't buy individual pies. Buy two bigger ones then you can feed the family of four for much longer.

There, solved it.


We manage with just the one


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How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 12:13 - Mar 26 with 713 viewsJ2BLUE

How are big families coping with the two items rule in supermarkets? on 10:28 - Mar 26 by itfcjoe

When I've shopped they haven't been that strict anhywhere - got 4 bottles of squash yesterday as the normal big double concentrate ones were out and the little single concentrate ones last 5 minutes and wasn't questioned or queried


I put 4 bottles of Pepsi Max in my basket and was told I could only have 3.

Didn't occur to me that things like that, in plentiful supply, would be rationed. I put one back without incident.

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