Carrello aka shopping cart
The carrello or shopping cart is a universal item. It does not change shape throughout the world. Although it hardly ever happens, they are designed to resist violent collisions.
Their content showcase local culture, especially local cuisine. And it times of panic, they are the ideal to tell what products people care about most. That and the empty spaces on the shelves.
2. Canned proteins
First and foremost to disappear was tuna in olive oil. Soon followed by all other tinned tuna. The popular ‘Simmenthal‘ meat is nowhere to be found. You’re still in time for tinned sardines in tomato sauce (have they always been there?) and anchovy paste. They remind us to a game: ranter-go-round.
3. The carrello has been drinking
We are in Italy. The remaining alcoholic drinks contrast sharp with the empty space where the bottled water use to stand. Here people prefer bottled water over tap water. Now the remaining doubt on tap water has gone down the drain.
Milk finished quite immediately. Normal milk -cow milk- first. Then all look-alike milk.
Juices, soft and energy drinks are still ready available.
5. Coffee, not tea
Coffee is often bulk-bought in Italy. People, you must know, are brand-bound. Drinking other than your brand is no problem. Buying a different brand, that is out of the question. So when your brand is discounted, you bulk buy. Until panic broke out.
Tea, in all its varieties is ready available for the carrello.