Today I’m sharing my top five things to buy from Farmfoods if you have a branch near you!
Farmfoods is one of my favourite freezer shops but for some reason, I thought it was just a small local company with just a couple of branches so I’ve never really shouted about it on here. I’ve just discovered that they’re pretty much everywhere across the UK though so I thought I’d share a couple of the things I regularly buy from there.
First of all though, a quick reminder about why frozen food is key to meal planning and saving money in the kitchen…
- Frozen food is often cheaper than fresh but that doesn’t mean that the quality isn’t as good though. Food is usually super fresh when it’s frozen which means that it’s going to taste just as fresh when you get it out of your freezer to cook it.
- Frozen food is often prepped or partially prepped which I love as it saves time! Chopped onion and frozen rice are two of my freezer heroes as are bags of mixed veg and individually frozen chicken breasts.
- Frozen food reduces waste as I can just get out what I need and leave the rest in the freezer for next time.
As I mentioned, I’ve shopped in Farmfoods for years but honestly thought it was a small local chain with three or four stores in my area until recently when I went on their website to check if the deal for Pepsi Max (see below) was still on. I noticed a branch finder page on the site which mentioned the fact that there were 300 stores nationwide!!! Who knew???
Anyway, as soon as I realised that most of you lovely people would have a branch within a reasonable distance, I decided that I wanted to write a post for you about my favourite things to buy from Farmfoods.
I’ll not share any photos of the frozen raw meat as no-one needs to see that but they have some great value frozen meat both raw and cooked. I love their huge bag of chicken mini fillets which I think is around £10 for either 1kg or 1.2kg – I didn’t buy any today as I’m trying to use up what we have in the freezer and it’s a big bag but I would usually grab a bag once a month so we can just get out and use what we need.
I also buy the cooked chicken pieces as I love that you can cook them from frozen.
Chicken isn’t the only meat you can buy from Farmfoods but it’s pretty much the only one that I buy so I’ve got no experience with the others to tell you about. If the chicken is anything to go by then the rest of the frozen meat range will be well worth a try.
I am a fan of the Farmfoods steam meals range of ready meals which you can get 3 of for £5. They’re all quick and easy to cook, the ones I’ve tried had been super tasty and they’re good value. As an added benefit, everything in the range contains at least 1 of your 5 a day according to the sign I just saw when I was in there today.
I also love some of their other ready meals – the Hunters chicken is amazing but they were all out today so I don’t have a photo to show you. It’s lovely and great value again so I definitely recommend having a look at their ready-meal aisle and trying a couple of things.
They often have some really good deals if you buy a couple of products from the same range – these Bisto ready meals are actually really tasty and at £7 for 5, they’re really good value.
Frozen fruit and vegetables
Cans of pop
OK, I know this isn’t exactly a staple in anyone’s weekly shopping but I do love a good Pepsi Max which they recently had on offer at £5.99 for a case of 24 cans. That’s an amazing deal so I did buy a couple to stock up but even before that deal, they had great offers for 4 mix-and-match trays of 24 cans of pop for £30 which is £7.50 for a tray. In our shop, this included Pepsi, various varieties of Tango, Rubicon, Dr Pepper, and Lucozade. If you’re going to buy pop, then this is a good way to save some money on it!
Just look at how much it would have cost me in Asda for exactly the same thing…
The £5.99 offer has ended in my branch now but it’s still cheaper if you buy in bulk as you can get 3 cases for £25 which would be £23 using the vouchers I’m about to tell you all about… 😇
I get a weekly (possibly fortnightly) Farm Foods leaflet through my door with all of the up-to-date offers featured along with some money-off vouchers which I always snip and pop in my purse. I think the minimum spend might be £25 on the vouchers in the leaflet which is fab and £25 is easy to spend but I often don’t spend that much when I pop in so don’t always get to use them.
If you don’t get a leaflet delivered then you can still get the vouchers by signing up for their mailing list on their website. I just did this as an experiment as there’s a link on their home page to sign up and it looks like you get pretty much the same vouchers as I get in my leaflet but online:
I don’t know how often you’ll get the vouchers online but it’s worth signing up as you get two lots of the above vouchers within seconds of entering your email address. Or at least that’s what happened to me just now.
I’d love what your favourite things to buy from Farmfoods are too?
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