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Stocking up on Food Brexit.

(354 Posts)
SparklyGrandma Fri 25-Jan-19 17:04:19

Are you stocking up at home in case Brexit means shortages?

How much money wise and amount?

What are you stocking up on?

Jalima1108 Fri 25-Jan-19 18:47:21

I have one jar of my own chutney of that vintage too - I'd be quite happy to eat that!

merlotgran Fri 25-Jan-19 18:48:08

We live in the middle of nowhere so I always keep cupboards and freezer well stocked.

Should we be worried about looters? grin

Maggiemaybe Fri 25-Jan-19 18:49:00

Oh, mine are all Sainsburys and Tesco Finest. Apart from the six jars of apple chutney I made last year that nobody's ever going to eat.

Jalima1108 Fri 25-Jan-19 18:49:04

I'm going to lock my chutney cupboard!

Maggiemaybe Fri 25-Jan-19 18:49:43

Get your musket ready, merlotgran!

Maggiemaybe Fri 25-Jan-19 18:50:07

I could just throw my chutney at them....

merlotgran Fri 25-Jan-19 18:52:53

I'll hide the wine and change my name to tapwatergran

Jalima1108 Fri 25-Jan-19 18:55:04


Atqui Fri 25-Jan-19 19:04:08

We had a very nice jar of home made green tomato chutney at Christmas circa 2014!

Lily65 Fri 25-Jan-19 19:34:23

I'm stocking up on fish fingers and a special man is delivering them.

CatMum59 Fri 25-Jan-19 19:52:47

Stocking up? No!

Gonegirl Fri 25-Jan-19 20:22:37

No Katyk. He heard it on You and Yours. It's the wood pulp that will be in short supply. Apparently.

Gonegirl Fri 25-Jan-19 20:27:07

I have got two tins of new potatos, a tin of mince, a tin of stewing steak, a tin of mixed veg, and a tin of mushy peas. I bought them back in the summer when we were on holiday. It was a little village store and I fancied the retail therapy. It won't last long though.

Grannyben Fri 25-Jan-19 20:28:01

Well, I've got 2 tubs of baby milk, just in case. The other dgc are that bit older and thankfully will tuck into anything. I did think it ridiculous when people say they are sticking up but, following this post, I think I may just add a jar of chutney to next week's shopping list

Grannyben Fri 25-Jan-19 20:28:44


Gonegirl Fri 25-Jan-19 20:29:05

I've got a kilner jar of mincemeat left from Xmas. I think we will be alright.

Jalima1108 Fri 25-Jan-19 22:17:31

Lily65 nooo!
He's promised me a special home delivery!

Anja Fri 25-Jan-19 22:33:43

I’ve got loads of dog mince in the freezer - that’s mince for the dogs, not minced dog. Also duck, chicken and turkey necks (for dogs) and poultry hearts and livers.

If it all goes pear-shaped we can eat those. Or the dogs 🐕

Jalima1108 Fri 25-Jan-19 22:44:59

Should we lock up the cats post-Brexit shock

I did mention to DH that the fat pigeons which visit the garden could make a good pie filling.

Nannytopsy Fri 25-Jan-19 23:25:05

Cat food - he is such a pain in the a**e when he wants feeding and is fussy.

Tangerine Fri 25-Jan-19 23:40:11

No, I'm not.

Nico97 Sat 26-Jan-19 05:49:59

No, not in our house

Esther1 Sat 26-Jan-19 08:54:05

Gosh, it hadn’t even occurred to me to stockpile. I do remember stockpiling years and years ago when we were warned of ‘The Dirty Bomb’ - does anyone else remember this?

antheacarol55 Sat 26-Jan-19 08:57:56

No I am not stock pilling anything .

We managed very well in the war and if we do run out of imported food it might make the nation healthier going back to home ground and home made .

It is the scare tactics and a reason to increase prices .

It is all a con

FlorenceFlower Sat 26-Jan-19 09:01:58

Nannytopsy - am with you here! The dog isnt fussy, he’ll eat what we eat but the kittycat is rather a pain about his food. I noticed the other day that his sachets come from Luxembourg, so I may well get an extra few for him. Don’t think this is stockpiling but what Mrs Thatcher called being a prudent housewife!