Top 10 Items People in Minnesota Stock Up On When They Hear "Storm"

I'm pretty sure all of Minnesota lost it on Wednesday when it started to snow.  That was the sign that this epic storm might actually live up to the predictions.  Whether we liked it or not, it was time to hunker down.  But first, we've got to get to the store and stock up on a few items.

Top 10 Items People in Minnesota Stock Up On When They Hear "Storm"

I am pretty sure that as soon as the word "storm" shows up in the forecast, people in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are just trained to hop in their cars and go to the store. Stocking up on supplies becomes our #1 priority and we shop like we have absolutely nothing in our house to eat. So, we will up our carts with all "the things" and hope we grabbed enough to make it through the storm.

FYI - we will make it through the storm, and some of us will do that with Double Stuffed Oreos. Some of us will not...because the store shelf was empty by the time we got there.

Below are a few of the top items that we grab at the last minute before the storm hits.

What did you buy at the store before the storm hit Minnesota?

I made a few attempts to grab items from a store today but if I'm honest, it was basically a shopping fail today.  I've got a boot on my foot so I was trying to find a place to do curbside pickup.  Well, I waited a bit too long because there wasn't any curbside pickup available at all today when I looked.  So, I thought I'd try delivery from HyVee.  Nope - FRIDAY was the earliest for that.  Yes, FRIDAY!  I've even got the HyVee Plus and couldn't get anything earlier.

Silver Lake Foods was my hero today.  I needed a place where I could park close to the door and not have to walk too far.  This was the best choice and thankfully, they had everything I needed - eggs, bread, milk, half & half (I'm a coffee snob), cereal, yogurt, and cheese.

Irina Igumnova
Irina Igumnova

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