Prime fans wait in huge queues outside Sainsbury’s as it stocks drink for first time – and shelves are ALREADY empty

People queue outside the Sainsbury in Maidstone after reports they would be stocking the in demand drink 'Prime' February 21 2023. When the doors opened the shoppers were disappointed to see that the organge liveried supermarket had none of the coconut based drink.

PRIME fans have waited in huge queues outside Sainsbury’s as it stocks the drink for the first time.

Excited shoppers waited in the dark this morning after the supermarket announced the viral drink would now be sold there.

Excited shoppers queued outside the Sainsbury in Maidstone, Kent

They were soon faced with empty shelves

The drink is extremely popular

As the doors opened at the store in Maidstone, Kent, customers scrambled inside.

However, they were quickly faced with empty shelves.

The stand dedicated to the hydration drink had a sign on it which read: “We are awaiting stock of these products.

“We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Sainsbury’s is the latest chain to sell KSI and Logan Paul‘s product.

It was confirmed this month they will sell five 500ml flavours, including a limited edition Mango and Orange variety for £2.50.

The others are Lemon Lime, Blue Raspberry, Tropical Punch and Ice Pop and will cost £2.

A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said at the time: “We know our customers actively seek the latest in product innovation.

“We are excited to be launching the following Prime Hydration products in store from Tuesday, February 21.”

The hit drink, which took the US by storm, first appeared in Aldi and Asda.

Shoppers raced to Aldi at the end of last year to try and get their hands on the £1.99 beverage.

Despite originally saying they wouldn’t be stocking Prime, Morrisons has now jumped on the bandwagon and said they will be in the future.

This isn’t the first time shoppers have queued for the drink.

And some desperate parents have even travelled more than 500 miles just to get their hands on a bottle.

Internet sensation KSI said if the drink is selling for anything above the price of £2, it isn’t a decision made by Prime – but the shops selling it.

It comes after one store had marked the drink for nearly £10 a bottle.

It’s even been flogged for upwards of £50,000 on eBay.

The drink’s popularity grew after YouTube stars Logan Paul and KSI promoted the drink around high-profile celebrity boxing bouts in the UK.

The sports drinks contain 10 per cent coconut water, electrolytes, B vitamins and BCAAs – and no sugar or caffeine.

Each bottle is around 20 calories.

The store apologised for any inconvenience caused

Sainsbury’s put a sign out saying they were waiting for stock