Have you heard of www.approvedfood.co.uk?
I’ve known about this site for a while after reading about it on a Money Saving Expert newsletter I received in my email inbox a few months ago.
Read on to find out more…
I had a quick look at it but then swiftly forgot about it until I had an email from them reminding me of some brilliant offers they had on site, so I made sure I had a browse there and then.
If you don’t know anything about them, ApprovedFood.co.uk is an online seller of food and drink that’s sold cheaply because it’s clearance stock, short dated or out of date (it’s ‘best before’ but not ‘use by’ which is different).
They sell a wide range of tinned and packet food, health food, pet food, snacks, sweets and beverages along with non-food items such as furniture, household goods and toiletries.
What’s The Difference Between The Best Before Date And The Use By Date?
A products ‘best before’ date relates to the quality of the item and is often not at its optimum, however this is not normally an issue with dried, packet, jarred or tinned foodstuffs. In my experience the food looks, smells and tastes perfectly fine.
Foods past their ‘use by’ date can carry serious health risks and are not sold.
Read more about Best Before Dates
Read more about Use By Dates
How To Pay
You can pay with your credit card via Google Checkout which is quick and easy (you do need a google account to do this, but its free and easy to set up). Google Checkout are no longer accepting Maestro cards which may be a tad inconvenient to many of Approved Foods customers, so they are setting up a PayPal account as we speak to rectify this problem.
How To Get Your Food
- You can collect direct if you happen to be close to their wholesale store in Worksop, Nottinghamshire (See Map).
- They’ll deliver to an address of your choosing either by a national courier company or through an alternative courier which is cheaper for those ordering over 28kg worth of stuff.
For a standard delivery of less than 28kg it’ll cost you £5.25. 28kg is a huge amount of food so it’s unlikely you’ll pay more than this for a standard family size delivery, at the same time it’s worth making sure you have a decent sized order to justify the cost. There’s no point in ordering £5 worth of food and drink if you have to pay £5.25 to receive it.
Read more about their delivery charges.
I was really pleased with my first order and now go online and order from them at least once a month. Give them a try!
(Image from sue-bailey on Flickr)