However, while some items such as bottled water and toilet paper have remained sold out or hard to find, other grocery items have proven to be not as popular.
On social media, people are sharing photos of the foods that haven’t been purchased even amidst the panic-buying.
From chocolate hummus to Dasani water bottles, these are the grocery items that have been left on shelves.
“Somehow reassuring in the midst of #coronavirus shopping frenzy to know that people still have the sense *not* to buy chocolate hummus and buffalo hummus #traderjoes,” one person tweeted alongside a photo of empty shelves in a Trader Joes apart from the spread.
— Noah (@noahgo)March 13, 2020
Trader Joes shoppers have also left behind items such as carrot spirals and cauliflower pizza crusts.
— Gina Naomi Baez 💕✨ (@Gina_Naomi_Baez)March 13, 2020
— Batuhan Yenilmez (@batuyenilmz)March 13, 2020
According to other pictures shared to Twitter, a pandemic is not enough to encourage people to eat controversial pineapple-topped pizza either.
“Still, even during these trying times the world screams out - No pineapple on pizza!” one man captioned a photo of stacked leftover frozen pizza.
the only pizza left is pineapple
now its personal pic.twitter.com/cTz8Ef9QhN— Jon Cartwright (@JonComms)March 18, 2020
“Even with coronavirus panic-buying, no one wants pineapple pizza,” another person tweeted.
Vegan and plant-based foods are also feeling the impact of the panic-buying, with multiple photos showing the grocery items left behind.
— Dr. David Franklin (@SFPrincipal)March 21, 2020
The people have spoken and it is a resounding “Hell No!” We would rather starve in a pandemic before eating plant-based meat! pic.twitter.com/FFYvRyW4px— Jesse Pritchard (@HoosTurf)March 20, 2020
— Jeremy Wolf (@jwolf7447)March 20, 2020
“Just went to the supermarket to see what things I might be able to actually purchase today. Turns out this is the only ‘meat’ that’s left so I guess I’m having this…” one person tweeted with a photo of plant-based burgers.
— Sara Place (@drsplace)March 13, 2020
When it comes to bottled water, numerous people are opting for nothing over Dasani water, which has proven to be the least popular water brand amid the outbreak.
under no circumstances will people buy dasani 🤣 pic.twitter.com/FRCId2KMxH— 8/24 .. (@smoovleo)March 17, 2020
“Y’all hate Dasani that much?” someone captioned a photo of shelves empty apart from the water brand.
Another said: “Water is out of stock except Dasani, no one likes Dasani. #coronavirus.”
The spread of coronavirus has also had an impact on Corona beer, despite there being no relation between the respiratory disease and the alcohol.
“I really thought it was fake news that people weren’t buying Corona beer. Then I saw this today…” one person wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the stocked beer.
I really thought it was fake news that people weren’t buying Corona beer. Then I saw this today... pic.twitter.com/8oDlOp2PgK— Annunziata Rees-Mogg (@zatzi)March 21, 2020
According to global health organisations, households should have enough groceries to last one to two weeks in the case of an emergency.
In an effort to combat the panic buying and ensure that everyone is able to access food, many grocery retailers have implemented new rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.