As a newbie frugal shopper I have only recently discovered Approved Food (I can't remember which blog it was where I first read about it but thank you who ever it was). Approved Food is an on line retailer that is able to offer fantastic discounts on a huge range of food and household items basically because it sells short dated or out of date best before produce. I was wary of short dated or out of date food but having read up on it I feel confident that using food after the 'best before' is safe.
Pictured above is my second Approved Food order which, after a delivery charge, came to £23.24 (RRP £56.33). The order came super fast after a text message specifying an exact one hour slot delivery time, it was expertly packaged and all the food was in good condition. The best before dates vary - none of this order was past its best before date and many had several months left. The size of the box was huge but a lot of it was packaging - just make sure you have enough room in your cupboards because it is tempting to overbuy because of the reduced prices. At the moment I'm planning to do one order a month to grab some bargains and also pick up some interesting items that I might not normally come across at the usual supermarkets.
What I like about this retailer are some amazing deals (12 x2 naan bread packs for £1) and heavily reduced quality items. There is also a good range of special diet foods (gluten free for example). Oh and it accepts PayPal too which always makes life easier.
I managed to squeeze 6 of the naan breads into my freezer, we've eaten one pack and I have 5 to go. Naan bread pizza, panini and curry for next week's menu me thinks.
Have you tried Approved Food or do you use a similar on line retailer? Please share.