Monday, 19 March 2012
Approved food delivery
I discovered Approved Food via Frugal Queen. This is my first delivery and I was like a child on Christmas morning when it arrived. In total the order would normally have cost over £300, and I paid only £60 for the whole lot. It is quite tempting to buy everything on the website, but as we don't normally eat many of the foods that they offer, I tried to stick to what I know I would normally buy.
Many of the items are luxury extras that I might buy as a treat, run out of and forget to repurchase. There were also many of the items that I would normally find in Wholefoods and pay a small fortune for.
Some of the best deals was the 2 kg mango chutney and 2kg capers at £1.99. The Elizabeth Shaw mints were 30p each, perfect for when I need just a bite of dark chocolate and don't want to be tempted by a big box. The balsamic glaze sells in the local deli for £12, it was 69p!
This was most of the haul, although the really yummy stuff was already being sampled. There were some fantastic marron glace that were eaten as they came out of the box and with what it left I was going to try to make this...
For lunch I made the spelt and tomato on a bed of lettuce and peppers, it was delicious and really filling, no carb spike and ravenous hunger, kept me going until tea time no problem at all.