Here’s how you’re shopping at the moment

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    How you're shopping survey covid-19 Easy Food

    This week, we asked you about your shopping habits under current restrictions. Here’s what we found out…

     

    We were interested to see that 67% of you haven’t bothered switching to online shopping — could that be because the weekly trip to the shops is the only opportunity to get out of the house these days?

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    Many of you are sticking with your usual retailer — especially if that’s within 2km — while those who have switched have done so to make use of a bigger store so that you can get everything you need in one go, before retreating to the safety of your respective caves. We always knew Easy Food readers were smart.

    Learn more about your cooking and eating habits during the lockdown here!

    With more time to fill, more bakes to make and eating out off the table (pun intended), 60% of you are spending more money on groceries than before, with just 10% seeing a drop in the grocery bill. Several of you mentioned “anxiety baking,” “stress eating,” and “eating out of boredom,” as reasons contributing to this increase, and let us just say: we are with you!

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    These chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect remedy to that boredom!

    A solid 23% of you are drinking more alcohol than usual, with 42% consuming around the same as usual and 16% having cut back. For the drinkers amongst you, wine is by far the most popular choice, with beer, gin and cider other common tipples. An adventurous 12% of you have been experimenting with making new cocktails and flavour combos, from piña coladas and Moscow mules to white Russians and espresso martinis.

    Are you a gin-drinker? Make one of these classic cocktails at home!

    Whatever you’re eating, drinking or anxiety-baking, we hope you’re staying safe, sane and well-fed during this difficult time. We love to see what you’re cooking, so keep us in the loop by sharing pics of your kitchen creations on our social media.