/ 21 June 2021

It’s wall to wall carbs

Australia, we get you… New data from the Bureau of Stats says Aussies rushed out and got our paws on every carb we could as the pandemic set in last year. Pasta – tick. Rice – tick. Flour – the only thing holding us back was how many kilos we could get through the checkout… All these saw sales spikes of 40% in March 2020 compared with the previous month. It seems like a while ago, but you’ll recall that things were a bit whackadoo at the shops early last year as shoppers went crazy for pantry staples. Things normalised in June, and then there was a spike in Victoria in September during Melbourne’s lockdown. Another telling number: ice cream sale in June last year well and truly outpaced sales in March. That was the period of 2020 that was ‘settle in and eat what makes you happy’…

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