Over the last few days, we have seen frenzied scenes of shoppers in supermarkets scrambling over each other to get their hands on basic essentials due to coronavirus fears. In one dramatic case a 56-year-old man was allegedly robbed for the toilet roll he bought moments earlier.
According to MyLondon, these are the 13 items that people are filling their supermarket trolleys with which has caused some retailers, such as Aldi, to put restrictions in place. Anyone shopping in Aldi can only buy four of each product to ensure it's a level playing field.
With a long shelf life, healthy, cheap and a little goes a long way it's no surprise that the Italian staple is being snapped up by panic buyers.
In the event of pandemic, war, nuclear disaster, tins are a solid for pulses, veg, meat, in fact you can eat a meal comprising of three or four different food items out of just one tin.
It's a luxury we like to have in the UK with users being able to choose from different variations such as quilted sheets to ones to ones softened with shea butter. However many bidet-loving cultures are baffled at the panic.
This is no surprise. Sandwiches are the British stalwart for when nothing else will suffice.
They can double up for when you have the sniffles and if you weren't one of the 'lucky ones' who managed to buy any toilet rolls.
When you can't wash your hands for 20 seconds as advised to help tackle the killer bug then you need an alternative.
Like tinned food for the larder - although if we lose power we're sunk.
If you can't buy any bread then at least you can bake your own.
Fingers crossed you have teabags too.
See hand sanitiser, but for surfaces, vehicles, furniture, children...