I ordered an Approved Food Mystery Box last weekend and it arrived yesterday so I thought I’d share the contents with you today!
I do want to say up front that although I did work with Approved Food a few years ago, I’ve continued to use them ever since and this is just my latest order – chosen by me and paid for by me. 😉
So, if you don’t know who Approved Food is then I’ll quickly get you up to speed before I show you my little Mystery Boxes. Basically they specialise in surplus and short-dated stock, food that is either near or just passed its ‘best before’ date. They don’t sell anything past it’s ‘use by’ date.
I wrote a little post you might want to have a read of if you’re not too sure what the difference between ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ dates actually is, or you have any qualms about using products after their ‘best before’ dates.
Approved Food has a minimum order of £22.50 with a £3 (half price right now as they’re trialling a reduction) postage fee.
I ordered the mystery box that I’ll tell you more about in a minute, a snack mystery box and a couple of other random but super cheap bits and bobs. They ended up cancelling the snack mystery box a couple of days after my order as it was out of stock but the rest of my order came in super quick time – I ordered it Saturday and it arrived Tuesday.
Rather than take a stack of photos, I thought I’d do something very unlike me. I decided to make a cheeky little video to show you everything I got.
I know the quality isn’t great and I promise if I do any more videos then I’ll absolutely use something better than my phone in poor light!
So I definitely got a lot for my £10 but there are definitely some very random things in there that I would never have bought myself. I guess it’s a great way of getting me to think a bit more about what I’m cooking if nothing else. 😉
Also, someone in our Facebook Group has just told me that the Pip and Nut coconut and almond oil isn’t cheap at all. I just Googled it and it’s £3.95 a jar so that’s almost half the cost of my box – it tastes amazing too!
They usually have a couple of different Mystery Boxes so it’s definitely worth checking out!
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