Morrisons brings out £22 food box filled with essentials as shops warn against panic buying

MORRISONS has brought out a new food box that is filled with essential items.

The supermarket has chosen several household favourites, including fusilli pasta, a Tikka Masala curry kit and four tins of Branston baked beans.

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Morrisons says on its website that the cost of delivery for the boxes is included in the £22 price tag.

Inside, you'll get the following items (products of the same value):

  • Morrisons Fusilli 500g
  • Morrisons Basmati Rice 500g
  • Morrisons Tomato & Basil Stir In Sauce 155g
  • Morrisons Passata 500g
  • Morrisons Fad Free Tuna Chunks In Spring Water 3 X 80g
  • Morrisons Chickpeas In Water (400g)
  • Pataks Tikka Masala 3 Step Curry Meal Kit 313g
  • Morrisons Cream Of Tomato Soup 400g
  • Morrisons Vegetable Soup 400g
  • Morrisons Red Kidney Beans (400g) 240g
  • Morrisons Chilli Con Carne Mix 41g
  • Morrisons Simmer Sauce Cheese Mix 30g
  • Branston Baked Beans 4 X 410g
  • Morrisons Sweet Corn In Water 198g
  • Morrisons Long Life British Semi Skimmed Milk 1l
  • Morrisons Cornflakes 500g
  • Morrisons Wine Gums 227g
  • Morrisons Custard Creams 400g
  • Morrisons Bake At Home Crusty White Rolls
  • Morrisons Toilet Tissue White 4 Per Pack

But it's always important to check the price of items if you bought them separately – and only buy a box if you will use all the items listed.

If you purchase the items all separately at your local Morrisons store, it would cost you £4.52 less at £17.48 in total.

You wouldn't be able to purchase them on Morrisons online grocery shop though as you need to spend a minimum of £40 to get your food delivered to your home.

Delivery then starts from 99p.

It comes after supermarkets urged Brits not to panic buy and insisted there is plenty of stock and delivery slots available amid fears of a second lockdown taking place.

But several shoppers spotted empty shelves in Tesco and Morrisons, prompting some supermarkets to start reintroducing purchasing limits for popular products such as soap and dried pasta.

The limits ensure everyone can access the products they need, when they need them, including the vulnerable and elderly, and even shoppers have urged the supermarkets to put limits on products.

Which supermarkets are putting limits on products?

TOILET roll and other essentials are NOT in short supply – but some supermarkets have been forced to ration essential items. We round them up here.

  • Morrisons

Three per person on a small number of key products, including toilet roll and disinfectant.

  • Tesco

There's a limit of three per person in store on five items:

  • flour
  • dried past
  • toilet roll
  • baby wipes
  • anti-bacterial wipes

There will be further limits added to some items online, such as rice and canned veg.

There some existing online restrictions which have been in place for some time, including on:

  • face coverings
  • eggs
  • flour
  • anti-bacterial products

No other supermarkets are currently rationing products.

Tough measures were put in place by supermarket bosses as coronavirus began to spread through the UK.

This included new hours so that elderly people would be able to get all the groceries they needed ahead of everyone else, strict social distancing rules and sanitising your hands when you arrive and leave shops.

People also have to wear face masks while shopping.

Food boxes have risen in popularity during lockdown as an easy way to shop if you're self isolating.

Several retailers and restaurants have launched their own boxes as well as Morrisons, including Asda, Leon, and Home Bargains.

Some retailers have told shoppers to buy their Christmas presents early or they could face delivery chaos.

Meanwhile, Aldi has said it is going to to start selling food online as it's testing click and collect deliveries.

And we've given tips on how to find the best deals on food and drink during Black Friday 2020.

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