What St. Louis Is Stockpiling for Snowpocalypse 2011

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If you stopped by the Schnucks in Richmond Heights between noon and one o'clock today, hoping to find milk, eggs and bread before Snowpocalypse 2011 descends upon us in a fury of snow, ice and wind...you were in luck, actually. From what I could see, all three staples were fairly well stocked, the milk shelf almost full, the bread and eggs not too picked over.

As for "Certified Angus" ground beef...well, as you can see in the photo above, that is almost entirely cleaned out. After the jump, nine more items ransacked at Schnucks this afternoon.

(Apologies in advance for the crappy cell-phone pics.)

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This is St. Louis. We love meat, and we love toasted ravioli. If you want frozen T-ravs to help tide you over until the Hill is dug out, you'd better hurry.

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The cereal aisle, though certainly showing signs of heavy traffic, still had a decent amount of most brands -- except Cinnamon Toast Crunch. If you can't start your morning without a bowl of cinnamony-sugary goodness, too bad.

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The selection of potato, corn and other chips was picked over, though the sheer amount of snacking goodness available will probably prevent any true shortage.

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The folks at Snyder's of Hanover smartly put a display of pretzels near the checkout line. Everyone, it seems, realized how tasty pretzels would be on a cold winter's day as they waited...and waited...and waited to check out.

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Back to the frozen section because we're lazy, fat-assed Americans: Tater Tots, in their apparently infinite variety, were a hot ticket.

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We're also cheap. There was plenty of wine and beer to be had...unless you wanted Yellow Tail  wine in which case the pickings were as slim as a kangaroo's pouch. Or something like that. The pinot noir was especially popular.

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As you might expect, given the popularity, convenience and cheapness of pasta as a meal, canned tomatoes, jars of pasta sauce and boxes of pasta were in increasingly short supply.

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Everyone fears their taps will freeze when the temperatures plunge? They still haven't gotten the memo about how good St. Louis tap water tastes? Whatever the reason, the well of bottled water was running dry.

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Will there be a Snowpocalypse 2011 baby boom in late October and early November? Not if this display of condoms is any indication.

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