Today I’m reviewing* brand busting, frugal food vendor and money saving site Approved Food, a service I’m surprised I’ve not mentioned more on my blog or done a separate review of especially as it’s on my website A-Z! I’ve been a customer of Approved Food since 2009 and haven’t stopped loving them. I’ve always been a massive believer in saving money everywhere you can, and for me it’s the small painless penny pinching that allows you to have the best quality things. Approved Food allows you to get the best brands like the rest for a little less!
My mum first introduced me to Approved Food, we’d both enjoy trying the things we could have never afforded from the supermarket. For those who are lucky enough to buy named brands regularly you’ll find all your favourites on their website from Sharwoods and Home Pride to Walkers and Cadbury. They’ll be nearing or over their best before date, but all still #PerfectlyGood and a hell of a lot cheaper than usual.
I used to use the site religiously as a student, we’d all pitch in and make a massive order, getting the parcel within about 3 days via courier and subsequently making a box fort (you’re never too old!). Approved Food tend to have wholesale cases of products so you can bulk buy, saving yourself time and money. I used to trade my bulk buys with my housemates so when I’d ran out of something I could trade and we’d all end up with something we wanted. This time I got a case of Maggi noodles and Hellman’s mayonnaise amongst many other delights.
|My impressive haul!|
As a proper adult although my usual order has changed significantly, I still enjoy sifting through the bargains like a virtual ‘reduced to clear’ section picking out the gems and finding an absolute steal with a long shelf life. The range of fancy gourmet and ethnic foods is refreshing and is what puts Approved Food above other budget food purveyors. There’s things I get from Approved Food which I couldn’t even get from my local health food store like Moo Free chocolate or Weight To Go diet products (even if I could they’d cost me an absolute bomb). Not only can you get your dinner party presentable nibbles but they’ve also got your everyday non-food things as well like kitchen roll and beauty products which are definitely worth checking out.
I was impressed that I’d managed to get the components for a curry for (lentils, black eyed beans, naan breads and Loyd Grossman sauce) for less than 50p per portion. I’ve stocked up on cooking sauces for days when I’m feeling lazy, all I’ll need to add is veg and meat so we can have something tasty, quick and inexpensive. I was also really happy to find they’d given me a bag of Alpen granola fee with my order, I know they sometimes include little extras with your order which is always a nice surprise. The biggest surprise of all though was that we got £31.83 of goods which should have been £122.14, giving us a saving of £90ish had I gone to a supermarket.
If you’re tempted to try out Approved Food for yourself, head over to their site and fill your cupboards with delicious delicacies as well as your much loved brands for barely anything. See how much you can save!
|Mike eating the cakes I made from Approved Food ingredients|
*I was kindly contacted by their PR team and given free delivery and £10 off my order in exchange for this post. As always, you can be assured these opinions are my own. I always have and always will be open and honest about any paid/sponsored posts.