I haven't placed an Approved Food order for ages, over 2 years in fact. Mainly as there's not much I would eat due to my dairy and gluten issues. I do look every now and then but have never found enough to justify an order. But since I'm on holiday I took the time needed to really search the site. Plus they had a code for free delivery, SUMDEL50 usable until the end of the month I think
And here are the contents of those 2 boxes! Most of it is for me and OH but there are a few things I got to suit The Teenogre. Inside each large box were some smaller boxes. I've worked out all the prices as individual pack prices for comparison to supermarket prices although some were case or pack deals.
The first box had 10 packs of gluten free spaghetti (75p), 4 boxes sushi rice (50p), 5 packs of bread mix and a case of snack packs of Oreo Thins (12p)
Next box: 6 Enchilada Kits (99p), 4 packs soup mix (50p) and a case of snack packs of raisins (20p)
8 tins of Branston Baked beans (25p), 9 tins plum tomatoes (33p)
2 boxes of buckwheat flour (99p), 5 boxes granola (99p)
6 tins red kidney beans (50p), rice protein powder (£9.99), Tetley Immune tea (99p)
From the Approved Food site:
We specialise in surplus and short-dated stock, food that is either near or just passed its 'best before' date – allowing us to pass on huge savings to our customers.
- We have over 2000 products including - Big Brands, Cupboard Fillers, Ex Supermarket & Department store products across a wide range of Food, Drinks, Household & Toiletries, Gifts plus much more.. all at huge discounts.
- Our regular customers typically save around £60 on their monthly shop compared to high street prices. That's over a whopping £700 per year you too could be saving.
- Our stock is constantly updating so we'll always have something new for you - all at incredibly low prices.
- We do not sell anything past its USE BY date.
- Quick & Easy online ordering - delivered direct to your door"
A few things are a bit experimental. The bread mix was only 49p and turns out there are actually 2 packs in each box! So I can make 2 loaves for 49p. My usual bread mix is £2.50 to make one loaf so I can make 10 loaves for £2.45!! Worth trying.
I googled the sushi rice to see if you could use it for risotto. You can! Gallo risotto rice is £2.50 a pack so for 75p it was worth a go. I'll report back on it.
And I've never tasted Branston beans! Definitely an experiment!
I don't know how much time I've spent on searching the site, researching the equivalent supermarket prices and googling the products and their uses. But I do know that when I'm on holiday I have that time so I should use it wisely to stock up and make life a bit easier for me when I do go back to work.