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AGBF

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I had never heard of this soup before reading your post & so naturally I was curious. Upon looking it up it sounded delicious but I couldn't find any progresso or other canned chikarina soups so I tried my hand at making it tonight. I couldn't find those larger pearl couscous so I used orzo and it worked wonderfully. Kid approved & such a comfort! Thank you for the introduction ️

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Chickarina soup is a staple here. It's my daughter's favorite. I can always get it, either at a local store or on-line. Until I saw this posting with the photo, I didn't know someone else could not get it. Sometimes I have had to scrounge for it, but we have never been without. (I do not eat it.) The homemade version looks about a million times better than than the Progresso soup!
 

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This is from "The New York Times". I am not sure I agree with its thesis, which is that everything basic is available, but that there is less choice.

our stores are pretty much back to overwhelming choice but for a while, and in certain stores still, it was one choice only for some of the staples.
 

Arcadian

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Yep buying limits here also still in place. Barley has been particularly hard to find.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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hopefully not here we go again :(2
but due to community transmission in Auckland things just got hard here aftee things were almost back to nornal
they think its possible the virus came in on frozen food (not the actual food but the outter packaging that goes nowhere near a consumer)
as one of the people work at a cool store that imports frozen food

amyway there are limits on baking powder
who in their right mind would ever need to buy 4 packs of baking powder
that's not hoarding - its just gready and stupid
anyway cat food is restriceted
Tibby needs the urinary health cat buscuits and he only likes the hills urinary track one - i can't afford to buy the more exspensive brands at the vets
last week they were out of stock
this week its on special so we are going to be brave and go in tomorrow to get some
2 packets should get us through a lockdown like last time
i don't need toilet rolls - i have 2 emergency 4 packs and 9 rolls in the bathroom - i never had a problem getting it last time
wish me luck
I'll have to fashion something into a mask
 

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hopefully not here we go again :(2
but due to community transmission in Auckland things just got hard here aftee things were almost back to nornal
they think its possible the virus came in on frozen food (not the actual food but the outter packaging that goes nowhere near a consumer)
as one of the people work at a cool store that imports frozen food

amyway there are limits on baking powder
who in their right mind would ever need to buy 4 packs of baking powder
that's not hoarding - its just gready and stupid
anyway cat food is restriceted
Tibby needs the urinary health cat buscuits and he only likes the hills urinary track one - i can't afford to buy the more exspensive brands at the vets
last week they were out of stock
this week its on special so we are going to be brave and go in tomorrow to get some
2 packets should get us through a lockdown like last time
i don't need toilet rolls - i have 2 emergency 4 packs and 9 rolls in the bathroom - i never had a problem getting it last time
wish me luck
I'll have to fashion something into a mask
Good luck Daisy!!! Hugs to you and Tibby ❤ I hope you can get everything you need.
 

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I'm baffled as to why anyone needs that much baking powder unless they were running some sort of cake business!

Good luck @Daisys and Diamonds

If you can and if there is a lull in the panic, stock up on a few things. I've found that people go insane on any given day due to one announcement so I try to buy a few extras of everything when no one wants them. Because the moment they announce something new, people go mental and start lining up at the shops.
 

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I'm baffled as to why anyone needs that much baking powder unless they were running some sort of cake business!

Good luck @Daisys and Diamonds

If you can and if there is a lull in the panic, stock up on a few things. I've found that people go insane on any given day due to one announcement so I try to buy a few extras of everything when no one wants them. Because the moment they announce something new, people go mental and start lining up at the shops.
i just checked the website and both wanganui branches are now out of stock
i don't know what to do.
do i risk trying pack n save or new world when i don't know the layout or their range ?
actually almost everything on my running shopping list is now out of stock
one thing i know is if we go into a full lockdown again i cannot afford to shop at the suburban place we had to frequent last time, im only just now finacially recovering from last time

we usually just shop once a fortnight with maybe a trip in between to the local for bread and peanut butter as that's how our finances work right now and its definatly the more economical way to shop
to their credit the 4 Square never once ran out of toilet paper and i never had to use my emergency 4 pack - i now have 2 emergency 4 packs

i was only going to buy one bag of bickies for Tibby - it lasts about 3 weeks as he also has wet food but he can't eat the cheaper biscuits they sell at the wanganui east 4 square and i cannot afford a trip to the vet if he gets a sore willy

i would have got it last time but it was out of stock
i think sometimes our countdown (woolworths) doesn't always have room for the entire range and only gets some lines when its due for a promotion but Tibby won't eat the purina one - i know stray cats that won't eat the purina one !

im so over covid 19 !
stay safe over there
 

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Hang in there @Daisys and Diamonds

From past experience after a few weeks in lockdown people get less excited and grocery items will come back.

I honestly think people get carried away by the hype. Like my dog who will queue up as soon as she thinks someone is also queuing up in the kitchen. She'll be snoring but if she thinks someone has formed a queue, up she gets.
 

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i just checked the website and both wanganui branches are now out of stock
i don't know what to do.
do i risk trying pack n save or new world when i don't know the layout or their range ?
actually almost everything on my running shopping list is now out of stock
one thing i know is if we go into a full lockdown again i cannot afford to shop at the suburban place we had to frequent last time, im only just now finacially recovering from last time

we usually just shop once a fortnight with maybe a trip in between to the local for bread and peanut butter as that's how our finances work right now and its definatly the more economical way to shop
to their credit the 4 Square never once ran out of toilet paper and i never had to use my emergency 4 pack - i now have 2 emergency 4 packs

i was only going to buy one bag of bickies for Tibby - it lasts about 3 weeks as he also has wet food but he can't eat the cheaper biscuits they sell at the wanganui east 4 square and i cannot afford a trip to the vet if he gets a sore willy

i would have got it last time but it was out of stock
i think sometimes our countdown (woolworths) doesn't always have room for the entire range and only gets some lines when its due for a promotion but Tibby won't eat the purina one - i know stray cats that won't eat the purina one !

im so over covid 19 !
stay safe over there
I don’t know if this will work for you but maybe you can try finding things online, @Daisys and Diamonds? I’m not sure if Amazon etc are available in NZ but my parents relied/are relying on online delivery quite a bit since they are both at risk so they don’t want to be out and about.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I don’t know if this will work for you but maybe you can try finding things online, @Daisys and Diamonds? I’m not sure if Amazon etc are available in NZ but my parents relied/are relying on online delivery quite a bit since they are both at risk so they don’t want to be out and about.
thank you
i got the cat biscuits at another supernarket in town
phew

because of markedly less flights into the country Amazon cant guarantee delivery dates - just says will be significant delays
not a good time for buying things from overseas or even sending overseas mail and the exchange rate is dreadful right now
i just want the whole world to get well soon
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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it was just on the news Auckland supermarkets are out of flour

i picked up a 1.5kg of wholemeal flour two days ago after i forgot to order some for our delivery

today i went to the flasher super market - the big brother of the neighborhood store
OMG it was beautiful
lovelly wide isles
so many cat biscuits to choose from
i used to always shop at New World when i worked in Porirua
the meat looked so good
when im working again i look forward to shopping there again

any way also on the news tonight was zucchini is holding its price at $39.99 kg with cucumber getting up to $30 because Australian imports are banned till they get some cucabit disease under control
 
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