Despite the best efforts of historical and scientific communities, the end-of-the-world scare associated with Mayan calendar continues to catch the imagination of people around the world with the approaching "apocalypse" triggering a spike in sales of food survival packs for up to 25 years among Britons.
As fears rise that December 21, the day the Mayan calendar ends, will mark the end of the world, James Blake from Emergency Food Storage has revealed about what's on the menu when it comes to survival rations.
Blake from Emergency Food Storage, which sells freeze dried food and survival equipment, says that he has also had British people visiting his warehouse in fear of the worst, The Telegraph reports.
According to the paper, for his customers who believe that there will be an apocalypse in a couple of weeks time, Blake says that he recommends that they buy food packs that can last up to 25 years.
Inside the food pack is freeze-dried "chicken korma, chili, lasagna," Blake says, adding, "there is a wide variety of food out there and it's tasty food as well," the paper said.
Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of food and candles has swept through China and Russia also as the fear spreads that the date will mark some form of apocalypse, the paper added.