Funny Foodie Wife Gives Husband A Grocery List, Complete With Annotations And Diagrams

"Onion: small size, round shape."

 A shopping list is almost always essential when you're buying groceries for someone else who is doing the cooking. But even with a list, the designated shopper may still get the wrong stuff, given the amount of options at the store, the varying amounts, and personal preferences.

Era Golwalkar and her husband Gaurav alternate doing grocery shopping every week. Era describes herself as someone who "lives to eat," while her husband is someone who "eats to live." So, when it was his turn to do the grocery shopping, Golkwalkar gave him a list that would help him get the right products.


She wrote out the list, complete with annotations and diagrams, then shared it on Twitter.

Since the post was shared on September 23, it has been retweeted over 1,00 times and liked over 5,000 times.

Golwalkar, who is based in India, explained to the BBC that when she and her husband married three years ago, they decided to split the household chores. Gaurav was keen to learn about cooking, which is not common for a lot of men in India, and had minimal experience.

"When I first sent him to purchase vegetables, it was an epic fail and an argument ensued between us. The second time was no better. Nor was the third," she stated.

Eventually, vegetable vendors began to take advantage of Gaurav's unfamiliarity with cooking and starting trying to sell spoiled or substandard products. 

This lead to the husband sending his wife photos on WhatsApp to get her approval and eventually to the list. The grocery list, with its diagrams and notes, was so successful after using it for five months that Golwalkar decided to share it on social media.

Many couples are relating to the story where one partner tends to be a foodie and more familiar with the kitchen than the other. Others are also curious about some of the details on the viral grocery list, so Gaurav posted an answer key on Twitter explaining why his wife wanted different tomatoes, onions, and more.

As HuffPost points out, many others are also using the list as inspiration for their own future shopping trips:

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