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BendyBadger's Brickset BonusBall Bonanza - khmellymel Edition! October 19th, 2018

Hi everyone!

It's my go to host a Brickset BonusBall!  

You know the drill - the first 59 (unique) posts get a numbered entry for tomorrow's UK BonusBall.

The winner will get a combination of small sets and polys - I am afraid to open my "spares" stash while the boyfriend is around so it will be a bit of a mystery (but that's part of the appeal, right?)

As I've just been to the supermarket and made this classic mistake, my question to you is, What is the strangest thing (or combination of things) that you've bought while doing the groceries hungry?

I've just come away with a 12 pack of Monster Munch, two cans of those pork sausages and beans in tomato sauce, a litre of ice cream, a 10 pack of Tunnock's tea cakes, dim sum, corn dogs and those mini beef Yorkshire puddings... and a #10704.  Oh, and no dinner!

Your turn!


  • mak0137mak0137 Member Posts: 288
    I have a pineapple ice-cream topping in our pantry that was bought in one of those trips. It expired back in 2011. Still think I will use it someday.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    Good question and thanks for hosting.

    I can't remember any particularly weird combinations I've bought myself. The question reminds me of 'The Fast Show' character "even better than that" played by Mark Williams.

    A husband gets sent out by his long suffering wife to run errands, never to come home with the eggs, the flour or the potatoes he's been sent out for. Instead he would announce he had purchased other (better) items... I can't verify if I have the quotes correct, but there are two that have stayed with me.

    "...a bread bin with a picture of Margaret Thatcher on it, a cd of Gregorian chants and a cat bra!"

    "...a toilet roll holder based on a Victorian design, a map of Cairo and some squid ink!"

    It was always a bizarre trio of items, but it always made me chuckle.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,268
    edited October 2018
    I guess the odds of 1 or 59 being drawn are the same?

    Thanks for hosting by the way!

    I can't recall what is likely the most odd combination. But I do remember once buying several containers of Chinese food from a supermarket deli and a large bundle of toilet paper. 

    They weren't intended to compliment each other at the time of purchase...
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    I used to work in a supermarket and used to try to guess what people were having for tea based on the contents of their baskets - something to pass the hours! Nowadays I’m still drawn to a yellow whoops sticker so who knows what will be for tea! 
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 539
    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel. That sounds like my approach to food shopping while on work trips when I don’t fancy Beefeater or equivalent - this week the relatively okay veggie pie and salad bowl was followed by cheesecake, 8 pack of KitKats, some choc cake bars, marmite flavour breakfast biscuits and fruity flavour fizzy water. And indigestion!
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    I'm honestly not sure.
    We have (back) an oriental supermarket in town which I frequented often when I worked opposite it.
    I can safely say that I'm not a fan of red bean anything, especially ice cream & that durian cream biscuits didn't do much for me. Mochi on the other hand, I'll willingly eat in just about every flavour- particularly grape
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,339
    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel! Shopping while hungry is always an issue - and it's a situation for which I find myself far too often in. I always will end up getting all the snackiest foods possible which just drives my wife up the wall... chocolate, cookies, chips, etc., etc. But the worst of the worst... Little Debbies!!
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    Thanks for hosting, and nice question...

    For me, I try and get in and out of the supermarket as quickly as possible, so if I can find roughly what I want on the special offers display as I walk in, then it’s just a quick nip to the checkout and I’m straight back out again
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,390
    Not specifically a grocery store purchase, but back when Target was still using the Curbside service, I ordered for pickup antacids, anti-diarrhea medicine, and a LEGO set. I always wondered what the staff thought of that combination. :)
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 631
    Frozen treats... and by that, I mean boxes of them...
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 743
    Honestly... I have no clue. I can't think of any weird combination. I do frequently buy Moxie, which is a relatively strange soda, so maybe people think that's strange?
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy Member Posts: 315
    Little Debbie snacks would be my weakness when hungry at the store. Nutty bars, star crunch, oatmeal cream pies and zebra cakes. Mmm, May have to make a run to the store now...
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    I can't think of anything weird I've bought just because I'm hungry.

    I did buy the Cherry Cola Oreos on purpose to try though, and those were definitely weird. 
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,026

    Sort of related to the question...

    I went to my local Tescos a couple of years ago just after Christmas looking for some LEGO bargains and was seriously disappointed - but I did manage to buy 2.5kg of potatoes for 49p if I recall correctly!

  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,370
    edited October 2018
    I usually come out with a combination of stuff much like yourself when shopping hungry but i think that the worst has to be a pot noodle (bombay bad boy), small tub of jelly, hot dogs, a packet of pork scratchings and a bottle of Newcastle brown ale. All of which i thought i fancied at the time so went home and made a sandwich.  

    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel.
  • VgangVgang Member Posts: 88
    When you are supposed to buy diapers and end up returning with a bottle of gin, a couple of beers and rose wine.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    edited October 2018
    Don't know that I can come close to anything already mentioned.  I've gotten really good at not going when hungry.  I'd come home with way too much food...

    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel
  • benbacardibenbacardi Member Posts: 712
    edited October 2018
    I got a craving for a microwaveable sticky toffee pudding whilst killing time in Sainsbury's once, but didn't have a microwave at home... so the only thing to be done was to buy a microwave too... just that and the pudding, making their way down the conveyor to the till. 

    Thanks for hosting!
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 264
    I’m usually hungry when I’m shopping so loads of junk food which I then regret. But I still end up eating since I don’t like wasting food even if it’s food status is questionable. It’s a vicious cycle.

    Thansk for hosting.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,215
    Salt, butter and coffee.  The dude at the checkout was mildly confused.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,115
    edited October 2018
    Not when I was hungry but I bought 3 12 packs of a diet shake thinking it was a great plan.  I tried one bottle and it tasted so bad that 35 bottles sitting I  our pantry since 2015....oh, and I haven't lost any weight of course.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    I generally don't buy things that I don't regularly use... so I have no idea.
  • Matt89190Matt89190 Member Posts: 307
    Not me but I once served a lady do what she said was her weekly shop and buy 6 cabbages, a tin of fruit, and two bottles of cider. 
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 351
    I don’t tend to buy anything inaudible, just more than I need...
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Hm...I don't think I've really paid attention. I just get what I need and that's that. Maybe I should pay more attention...
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    A few hundred Ninjago CMF packets?

    I was still hungry after, but ya gotta love $1 minifigures...
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 Member Posts: 254
    Probably a dozen donuts and a bag of cat litter. I dont get too much weird stuff. 
  • terfstenterfsten Member Posts: 303
    I don't remember... I usually avoid doing the grocery shopping at all costs! But when I do have to i always get the wrong thing lol :P on the other hand I do have a huge snacking problem.. I get low blood sugar a lot and so I have to have snacks at all times pretty much... shopping when my sugar is really low is never EVER a good thing lol.
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    I once bought a bag of chips and a chocolate bar because I was hungry. The mix wasn’t great :)
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 598
    Bought a 6 pack of donuts. Btw,  i dislike donuts.  But for some reason they were very appealing that day. 
    Hunger confuses the brain. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,535
    Helping out my elderly grandfather I picked up adult diapers along with hot sauce and Dr Pepper. That raised an eyebrow.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,293
    Went to Asda with my daughter. Bought SW Endor battlepack, a tin of spam and a watermelon. The cashier just stared at us weirdly. I think it was the spam that got us the look!

    Thanks for hosting
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Not not sure . Maybe going to the shop to get salad n potatoes and coming back with cheesecake instead...
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    A perfect storm of being hungry, and the hot cooked food at the deli being reduced, led to a variety of sausages, chicken wings and a pork belly being bought. Far too much meat for one man to handle, but my cat must have thought Christmas had come early!
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Member Posts: 696
    edited October 2018
    Always dangerous shopping on an empty stomach. Recently spent £20 in Tesco on an impromptu shop and, when I got home, realised the only proper food I'd bought were some vegetables (and milk) - the rest of my purchases were snacks, so ended up using stuff from the freezer for dinner, completely negating the shopping trip :(

    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    edited October 2018
    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel
    And to answer your question @Switchfoot55 yes, the odds are all the same, it's the offical lottery draw of the UK so no shenanigans here  ).
    Difficult to remember this since my husband usually does the shopping. He does like a 'browse' though, when we are supposed to have lunch, he notices there is no bread so goes out to get one (the small supermarket is 3 min walk away) and returns after 20 min or so, usually just with the bread but he's taken his time to see if there were any deals. It isn't unkown for him to bring back a half price pack of cordon bleu or something to fry up with the bread.
    Don't think I've ever come home with something strange from a shopping trip, I'm too boring, organised and budget minded I guess (sorry!)
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk Member Posts: 970
    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel

    Don't think I ever buy anything strange whilst shopping, tho I'm sure my wife would disagree(!), but I work for a wellknown supermarket and some of the online orders do make me chuckle and even scratch my head at times! Like around mid-february when the only items ordered are wine, condoms, paracetamol and bin bags, first three understandable but why the need for 20 heavy duty bin bags?!
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Thanks for hosting @khmellymel.

    A stack of unexpected, too good to miss, ridiculously reduced BOGOF LEGO Dimensions sets, 2 loose clementines, crusty bread, a couple of other items I forget and no lunch! due to working out the best combo/split of transactions for the Dimensions stuff.
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    Liquorice, pickled eggs, dried apricots, prune juice & lavatory paper.
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    I spent more money on cat treats/dog food than I did for myself.
    edited October 2018
    Any time my wife goes shopping with her mum (who is a bit of a health nut), she tries to slip things into her trolley without her noticing, then leaves her at the checkout to try and explain that she doesn't really want to buy 6 tins of spam or 2 packets of 'Mr Brains' frozen pork faggots. My wife has been doing this for almost 20 years!

    Thanks for hosting Mel.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    Good question @khmellymel and thanks for hosting. 

    We don’t often suffer from shopping whilst hungry as I like to treat MrsB to lunch before we shop, even if like today it was egg on toast at Tesco. But we do still end up with odd combinations and get home wondering what we are going to actually eat. I just can’t remember any of them right now.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    I will let you know when I get back from the supermarket. I still have 14 minutes before it closes at 22:00 hours. Oooh screw that.... I am ordering pizza!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Member Posts: 3,719
    Well not groceries, but last night I had to go to Walmart for cat litter and toilet paper. Just coincidence that I ran out of both at the same time; still a little weird.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    Can't really remember any weird combos. But I'm sure at one point I went to either a Target or Walmart and got motor oil, blue jeans, guy type food, and LEGO Sets. 
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 193
    Wow, I have some interesting and tampons? Drain cleaner and a knife......really odd things 
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy Member Posts: 315
    So, the bonus ball was 49, and we didn’t get there. We could go with the first ball drawn, which looks to be 12. Which coincidentally would be me. Just a thought... :)
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    hoodaddy said:
    So, the bonus ball was 49, and we didn’t get there. We could go with the first ball drawn, which looks to be 12. Which coincidentally would be me. Just a thought... :)
    Noooo. Better a random number between 1 and 48....
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    what if someone claims the 49th post?

  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    Wow, I can't believe we didn't get there!   I am in consultation with those who know more than I.  Stay tuned!
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