Cereal for dinner and inventively cobbled-together meals are becoming a thing of the past, as items such as meat and pasta shyly return to Wagga shelves.
Wagga Meat Supply owner Andrew Nelson said things were "pretty much back to normal" at his butchery after a tumultuous couple of days.
Three weeks ago his shop was raided by panic-buyers, and his suppliers had been working furiously to meet the unprecedented surge in demand for mince and sausages.
"There wasn't a shortage of meat and there never was going to be, but logistically we couldn't get it into our shops quick enough," Mr Nelson said.
"One abattoir told me they went through three whole months' worth in one week. It was all unnecessary; if everyone just kept their normal shopping pattern everything would have been fine."
Cook James Seton said he had previously been at his wits' end trying to find meat, but was relieved to find plenty at Mr Nelson's shop.
"I work as a cook, so my first port of call was to come here or any other local butcher," Mr Seton said.
"There's still no toilet paper, but luckily we bought some before everything hit."
Coles has replenished its shelves and has even lifted its two-item limit on meat, however shopper Eloise Tulk said she preferred to help out the smaller businesses.
"We choose to support the local butchers," Ms Tulk said.
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