Thursday, 16 March 2017

Approved Food Order

A couple of weeks ago, I was notified by Approved Foods that they were offering half price shipping on any orders made. I hadn't placed an order with them for a while, mainly because their shipping is £5.99, which I feel is a little expensive, so because of the offer I thought I'd take a look and perhaps place an order, which I did.

The order was pretty quick to arrive and came last Thursday.  Here's a picture of what I bought.




The above is the food part of the order.  I got a bulk 1kg pack of chia seeds for £5.99, several fajita kits for £1 each, various jars of olives/cooking sauces and tins that we use on a weekly basis, lower calorie snacks that I use for lunches and on the days I go to the CS, porridge and a few dessert options. I was pretty pleased with everything that came and I'm hoping that I will only need to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and perishables for the remainder of the month now.

Part of the order was made up of household and toiletry items, as in the photograph below. Most of these were for OH, LB and the dog.


There are probably a few items I will still need to buy in this category, but for the most part I am pretty well stocked up to get us through the rest of the month and beyond. It was nice to re-visit the site and be able to place an order whereby the postage wasn't prohibitive.

I still like to take a look every now and then and it's interesting to see that they stock a lot more health conscious and organic products than they used to which are worth checking out.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you have some good bargains there. I have never used them myself but then I don't shop online much at all - I used to have Ocado but found that booking a time slot was a bit of a headache remembering to be at home for the delivery!! Somehow I still like going to the real shops where I can see it in front of me - my younger daughter does most of hers online for convenience as they are miles away from a decent large supermarket. We have a choice of supermarkets around here apart from Waitrose which is my favourite although a touch expensive - I have a few items I can only get from there so we call in if we go to Sheffield for the day.

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    1. I tend to do most of my shopping in the supermarkets, Lidl and Tesco being my shops of choice for as much as I can at the moment based on price mainly. I did try online grocery shopping for a while with the supermarkets, but had a few negative experiences so I gave up.

      I used to regularly order once a month from Approved Foods, but found some things I bought didn't get used which seemed a waste. Then their delivery went up to £5.99 and I more or less stopped shopping with them, but if there's an offer on delivery, I sometimes go back and place an order.

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    2. The delivery is probably the sticking point - perhaps it would work out more cost effective if a group of people got together to place an order. We used to do this where we lived before and started a food co-op ordering huge quantities from Suma (a whole food organic company used by health food shops). Once we had the food we organised a get together evening and divided the food up (like sacks of flour, large lumps of yeast, big blocks of cheese and tubs of honey) into the quantities each had ordered. It became a fun evening once a month and was an incredibly cheap way to shop.

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  2. Looks as if you got some wonderful items.

    God bless.

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    1. I'm happy if I can get things I use regularly from them at very good prices.

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  3. There's some good stuff there, I love those rice stick snacks.

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    1. Yes, they were good value as they're not cheap in the supermarket. I was particularly happy with the chia seeds as these can be quite expensive and I use them regularly. I've taken to putting a spoonful in yoghurts everytime I eat them.

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