My latest Approved Foods order arrived yesterday. I spent £27.17 and got £58.59 worth of goods. Extremely good value, thought
Unlike my friend Justine, who has had problems this week with her order, mine was 99% OK. Unfortunately the box appears to have been dropped on one corner, and a glass jar of raspberries was completely smashed and had leaked juice, and also the lid of one of the Bird’s Custard jars was broken and the foil damaged [hence custard powder on the tablecloth in photo!]
BUT I emailed them straightaway and they have credited me for the two damaged items – even though it was probably the fault of the couriers. You can tell how well they pack things- the glass jars were all double wrapped in plastic bubble wrap and the packs of flour alongside were not even damp!
Yes there is a lot of couscous. We like couscous.
I usually buy plain and add in my own flavours – but at around 10p a portion for these pre-prepared ones [mushroom&garlic, Moroccan style, Mediterranean tomato] at less than one third the original price that isn’t bad, and very convenient. In a pot like this, it will make a good cold dish alongside a green salad.
The green packs at the top right are Sainsbury's ‘Country Soup Mix’
500g of this mixture: Dried Peas [Yellow Split Peas, Green Split Peas, Marrowfat Peas],Pearl Barley, Barley Flakes, Red Split Lentils, and Aduki Beans. These cost 66p per pack normally – I paid £1 for 4 packets. OK, they are just outside their ‘best before’ date – but the ones we had in our bean and tomato soup at lunchtime were fine.
Do check out the Approved Foods Website if you’re in the UK. They have some great bargains [and even ship to the Highlands and Islands!!] Thus far I have been really pleased with my orders, and saved a lot of money on products I’d have purchased anyway.