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Cheap Food!! - ApprovedFood.co.uk - Close to / Out of date

LewmanLewman

Now this might not be everyone's cup of tea (especially those who like to drink tea in date), but I thought it was worth sharing as I haven't seen it mentioned directly on HUKD.

Approved food sell close to / out of date food. You might be thinking why the hell would you want to eat out of date food? Well take a look at some of the prices they are selling things for -

Kettle Chips - Lightly Salted - 1 case of 18 for £1.95
Schweppes Indian Tonic Water - case of 24 for £2.80

At the end of the day Best Before Dates are exactly what they say. Best Before. It doesn't mean the food cannot be eaten and has to be thrown away.

Now I realise that there is a £5.25 delivery charge, however this covers everything up to 29KG. If you do a big grocery shop then the delivery charge is quite reasonable.

I believe there is another website that sells similar things called -
http://www.foodbargains.co.uk

Hope this is of use to someone.

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    1on4
    The company has been around for YEARS. Yes, they are great, but its not exactly a "deal".

    Still, I'm sure they will appreciate the boost in website visits.
    nicster08
    Should be in misc really, not a deal
    Lewman
    Yeah i know. However I couldn't find any posts bar one for creme eggs from 4 months ago. Just thought I'd post the information as I didn't even know about them until I got into a conversation with someone on holiday last week LOL
    maccy1
    thanks for this, always an option
    kassy2005
    never heard of them before.. thank you for posting :)
    gkbeckmann
    People are voting cold, perhaps they would care to say WHY so that the rest of us know where to buy cheaper.
    shell72
    Thanks for sharing, never heard of them but will have a look.
    donnydude
    Just had a quick look through. How can dummies be out of date?
    G0OSE
    Surely some of it would be WAY out of date by the time you got around to eating it? for instance 1 case of kettle chips ('Best Before: 31 Jul 2010' already 2 months out of date) - if you ate 2 packs a week, the last packs would be over 4 months out of date!
    TBH anything I have bought reduced the day before always seems to be 'not at it's best' and tastes stale, biscuits,crisps etc are always starting to go slightly soft.
    Thanks for the post but I'l give it a miss.

    Edited By: G0OSE on Sep 30, 2010 13:39: .
    therealslimkaty
    Goose, they don't sell biscuits, crisps etc that seem soft. I tried some crisps and they were fine, and i HATE crisps that don't taste fresh. I got a load of packets of different flavours of couscous for 5p each, theyre really nice, and take about two mins to make. You just use your common sense really, to work out what will be ok for you. A lot of the stuff is still in date too.


    I found out about Approved Foods on THIS site a couple of months ago. Wish I'd bought more than two of the 2kg bottles of Loyd Grossman mushroom soup, at 99p each. Six large mugs of delicious creamy soup FULL of little bits of mushroom, for about 17p each, yummmyyy. AND theyre not out of date for a couple of months yet. Still have 4kg of the tomato and basil though :D

    There are more sites like this, for example Food Bargains - http://www.foodbargains.co.uk/

    and Big Brands for Less - http://www.bigbrandsforless.co.uk/

    If you go onto the Approved Foods forums, they have a thread that has any offers and discount codes for all three sites. There was a code for one of the sites where you got an extra 100% free on any food items you ordered. I think today might be the last day, if you're interested.



    Edited By: therealslimkaty on Sep 30, 2010 14:02: to add links
    ArthurDent1
    @GOOSE

    I think the point of shortdated/recently out of date food would be to consume it quickly. So in the case of an entire box of Kettle Chips maybe sharing them?

    You might be right about many short-dated/out of date products being past their best but many are not. The date is a conservative estimate so that most (if not all) of the items sold before that date are still within acceptable standards. How quickly your crisps. biscuits, etc. go soft will be affected by where you store them.

    You might be convinced they are soft because you've seen the date. The power of suggestion is an amazing thing!
    lovelylinziloo
    Great post thanks :D.

    I'm the oldest of 7 kids and tho we don't all still live at home my mum still buys in the biscuits and crisps like we do. She's always complaining they don't last 2 minutes and cost her a fortune so these sites should come in handy for us :)
    Wotwot123
    lol I remember when these guys got posted up on MSE.

    Remember them posting on the forums stating everything was sold out and they had too many orders etc.
    G0OSE
    inicholson
    @GOOSE

    I think the point of shortdated/recently out of date food would be to consume it quickly. So in the case of an entire box of Kettle Chips maybe sharing them?

    You might be right about many short-dated/out of date products being past their best but many are not. The date is a conservative estimate so that most (if not all) of the items sold before that date are still within acceptable standards. How quickly your crisps. biscuits, etc. go soft will be affected by where you store them.

    You might be convinced they are soft because you've seen the date. The power of suggestion is an amazing thing!

    Fair points, but then again you won't know until you've bought them will you, and though the power of suggestion is amazing - no, the stuff I've had (just from the regular supermarkets) tasted stale and weren't anywhere near as nice.
    Like I say, fine for some - just not for me ;)
    shopstilldrops
    Great if your having a party though, putting bowls of crisps on tables etc , and whatever buffet type things they sell , would save a few bob imo
    maccy1
    We had some kettle chips the other night, BB April 2010 - we had forgotten about them.

    The were absolutely fine, really crispy with a great taste. The thing about kettle kettle chips, they come in a really thick fab sealed bag, no air can get in at all.
    melmorc
    we've used them many times and had some great stuff - never tasted wrong or anything. The best thing was the lucky dip boxes for 50p!! Some of the items i did pass on but these used to be loaded with absolutely fine stuff!
    harrington1234
    I have buy on a monthly basis from these companies that sell food past it best before date, I found food bargains to be a bit better on the customer service and found approved food doesn't like refunding for items when missing.

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