It is childish, I know, but I do get excited when my quarterly Approved Food Order arrives. They have a very efficient parcel tracking system – and last Friday I got a text message at around 9am, saying my parcel would arrive between 9.40 and 10.40. It came at 9.43!
This order cost just under £20 [including p&p]
I got 24 packs of couscous, 5 pouches of olives, 8 naan breads [vac-packed] 3 cans grapefruit, 4 packets of oatcakes, 2 bags of [rather tasty] muesli, a large jar of instant drinking chocolate [Fairtrade, of course], 8 Golden Syrup mini loaf cakes [yum!] 3 packs of seeded bread mix, 3 bags of wholemeal flour, a jar of seafood sauce, a pack of Ryvita, and 2 packs of delicious Dandoy Belgian speculoos biscuits. Bob loves these – here is the shop in Brussels which we visited in August 2000 with the girls.
65 items in all - that works out at around 30p an item. At full price I would have paid around £60 for this little lot.
And there is food from all round the world in this box - England, Scotland, Belgium, Spain, India, Turkey, Australia…