Ann Summers' 3-For-2 Offer Applies To Its Penis-Shaped Pasta
You no doubt will have seen the countless photos on social media showing empty supermarket shelves where basic commodities like bog roll and dried pasta should be, as people panic themselves into excessively stocking up for potential self-isolation for coronavirus.
It's a pretty depressing sight - especially if you'd planned to make a big batch of macaroni cheese or were really craving a big bowl of spag bol.
But it turns out there's a solution! Admittedly, it's a slightly unconventional solution... But pasta is pasta, right?
Basically, you just have to not mind it being in the shape of, well, penises.
Earlier this week, lingerie and sex toy retailer Ann Summers announced it was offering three-for-two on 'every single thing', which came as great news not only to anyone that needed a new pair of knickers, but also those who wanted to track down some pasta.
Yep, regular shoppers will know Ann Summers also sells novelty gifts including, as luck would have it, rude-shaped pasta - something that as handy intel for anyone on the prowl for penne, particularly because the company has assured us the three-for-two offer also applies to the willy-shaped carb.
Some eagle-eyed shoppers over on Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK had already spotted the bargain to be had, with a photo of the pasta shared in the Facebook group to spread the word.
One person commented: "Must be the only pasta in stock at the moment!"
Another said: "When all the other pasta is sold out you can count on this."
In fact, it seems people are already wise to the nifty hack, with a spokesperson for Ann Summers confirming to LADbible that there's been a '15 percent rise in demand' for the penis pasta, compared to this week last year.
Of course, we're not telling you this to inspire any mass panic-buying at Ann Summers, especially as many UK retailers have come together to urge people to shop mindfully, and to be 'considerate' when out purchasing what they need.
In a joint letter released over the weekend, supermarkets including Asda, Waitrose, Aldi and Tesco have assured people that there is enough food to go around, as well as essentials - as long as 'we all work together'.
Reassuring customers, the letter said: "We know that many of you are worried about the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
"We want to let you know that we are doing everything we can so that you and your families have the food and essentials you need.
"But we need your help too. We would ask everyone to be considerate in the way they shop.
"We understand your concerns, but buying more than is needed can sometimes mean that others will be left without.
"There is enough for everyone if we all work together.
"Together we can make sure we are looking out for family, friends, neighbours.
"Together we will care for those around us and those who are elderly, vulnerable or choosing to remain at home."
It's okay to not panic. LADbible and UNILAD's aim with our campaign, Cutting Through, is to provide our community with facts and stories from the people who are either qualified to comment or have experienced first-hand the situation we're facing. For more information from the World Health Organisation on Coronavirus, click here.
Featured Image Credit: PA/Ann Summers/Instagram