Free 'food huggers' being handed out in ASDA stores this week
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Free 'food huggers' being handed out in ASDA stores this week

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Found 21st Aug 2017
Spotted this on facebook and thought i'd share, might be worth looking out for if your going into the store this week.

Asda are giving them away as part of their Love Food Hate Waste campaign.


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So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up getting binned? Hmm. You could always just put your fruit in a container.....
scottz171 m ago

Intrigued to know how these work?

I'm more interested in what the hell is it.
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Hopefully in my local Asda.
Intrigued to know how these work?
scottz171 m ago

Intrigued to know how these work?

I'm more interested in what the hell is it.
I went on Asda FB page and 99.9% of the shoppers haven't seen any of these nor did I when I went to Asda this morning
Now I've looked closer, I see what it is.
When you expose the end of your cucumber. This prevents it getting juice all over the place. Probably keeps the smell in and the rot out too.
So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up getting binned? Hmm. You could always just put your fruit in a container.....
I normally put the Fruits and veg in the fridge and it always goes black
Looks like a frisbee
Edited by: "hass123" 21st Aug 2017
Just got home from Asda and didn't see anything
Strange whats wrong with just putting a bit of foil over it
Error44023 m ago

Strange whats wrong with just putting a bit of foil over it


This is reusable and it's a lot easier then trying to affix foil onto your fruit/veg.
I got one of these in my local asda the other day... I'm sorry to say I put it on my cucumber once and the novelty wore off Asda making these for people to do what I did surely is more waste?? I dunno...
JUST AS EASY TO USE CLING FILM OR A FOOD CONTAINER
ApolloVirtue47 m ago

This is reusable and it's a lot easier then trying to affix foil onto your …This is reusable and it's a lot easier then trying to affix foil onto your fruit/veg.


Dont look recyclable tho
woldranger6 h, 0 m ago

So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up …So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up getting binned? Hmm. You could always just put your fruit in a container.....


If you'll just throw it then just don't take it in the first place. These could be useful for reducing waster for people who will actually use them.
ziggycj16 m ago

If you'll just throw it then just don't take it in the first place. These …If you'll just throw it then just don't take it in the first place. These could be useful for reducing waster for people who will actually use them.

I've zero intention of taking one of these, any would anyone? Just use a regular container with a flat base, or a small plate or bowl. Pointless.
My IQ dropped reading through the comments in this thread.
Agree that most people who think about it would just put cling film on their cut fruit or vegetables, or put them in a tight bag. But I think what ASDA are hoping here is to raise awareness that things don't need to waste. Yes it's a gimmick, but a lot of the population are pretty daft and don't realise that they're wasting food when they don't need to (or they don't care I suppose).
What if your cucumber has too much or too little girth?
PressPlay16 h, 27 m ago

My IQ dropped reading through the comments in this thread.


Must have been low enough to even start.
Looks like they are made of some sort of plastic. Not exactly a green product lol
woldranger21st Aug

So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up …So these reduce food waste by producing gimmicky rubbish that will end up getting binned? Hmm. You could always just put your fruit in a container.....


oh no... they're not a gimmick.. I've got some and I use them to cover the lids of mugs with food in, or to cover fruit or veg... they work really well... if you're short of a coaster, they'll also double up... I don't use any cling film BTW so things like this help
Error44021st Aug

Dont look recyclable tho


silicone is recyclable isn't it?
_pollyanna_23rd Aug

Looks like they are made of some sort of plastic. Not exactly a green …Looks like they are made of some sort of plastic. Not exactly a green product lol


mine are silicone... I should think these are too... way more eco friendly than cling film...
ok... I have silicone food huggers... and I love mine.... great for putting over a tin if you really don't have time to empty it before you head out, or to use as a lid for a mug, or on fruit or veg. Haven't seen the Asda ones but love the ones I bought a couple of years ago....
speckle38 m ago

oh no... they're not a gimmick.. I've got some and I use them to cover the …oh no... they're not a gimmick.. I've got some and I use them to cover the lids of mugs with food in, or to cover fruit or veg... they work really well... if you're short of a coaster, they'll also double up... I don't use any cling film BTW so things like this help


They've been designed to fulfil a role that wasn't necessary - easy solutions to not adding these - don't store food in mugs, use a sealed, airtight container which can also be used to place fruit/veg in along with a multitude of other things. If I don't have a coaster then it's not the end of the world, I'm sure I'll always fine something to rest a mug on.

I'm happy with a selection of airtight plastic containers, have plenty of shapes and sizes and they're also fine to use in the freezer, no clingfilm needed.
woldranger22 m ago

They've been designed to fulfil a role that wasn't necessary - easy …They've been designed to fulfil a role that wasn't necessary - easy solutions to not adding these - don't store food in mugs, use a sealed, airtight container which can also be used to place fruit/veg in along with a multitude of other things. If I don't have a coaster then it's not the end of the world, I'm sure I'll always fine something to rest a mug on.I'm happy with a selection of airtight plastic containers, have plenty of shapes and sizes and they're also fine to use in the freezer, no clingfilm needed.


well, I find them useful, easy to use and hygienic... each to their own. The food huggers are freezer proof too... also keep a drink warm if you've made it and then have to leave it for a short while... can't quite understand you're problem with them... I guess it's just an individual preference
speckle2 h, 5 m ago

well, I find them useful, easy to use and hygienic... each to their own. …well, I find them useful, easy to use and hygienic... each to their own. The food huggers are freezer proof too... also keep a drink warm if you've made it and then have to leave it for a short while... can't quite understand you're problem with them... I guess it's just an individual preference


My issue is that they dont do anything that a resealable container does. It's just more things to store, hence my issue - pretty straight forward. You extol your love for them - good for you, but you've not given me a reason to change my opinion of the concept.
woldranger25th Aug

My issue is that they dont do anything that a resealable container does. …My issue is that they dont do anything that a resealable container does. It's just more things to store, hence my issue - pretty straight forward. You extol your love for them - good for you, but you've not given me a reason to change my opinion of the concept.


They are smaller, slot into each other, & fit in a drawer.

And I have no interest in whether you 'change your opinion' but there were a few people in here asking what they were for... so I am sharing my own personal experience... as someone who actually has some.. and has been using them for the last 2 years.
speckle1 h, 35 m ago

They are smaller, slot into each other, & fit in a drawer. And I have no …They are smaller, slot into each other, & fit in a drawer. And I have no interest in whether you 'change your opinion' but there were a few people in here asking what they were for... so I am sharing my own personal experience... as someone who actually has some.. and has been using them for the last 2 years.


Smaller than what? They can't be smaller than something that has no size! Most people out there will already have suitable containers, so these are being added, they're extra, and in most situations, they're unnecessary.

Oh, and silicone is highly unlikely to be able to be processed by your regular, local recycling depot. It needs to go to through a specialised process.

You can keep banging on about how amazing they are, and most probably will, but you can't argue with my logic.
Edited by: "woldranger" 26th Aug 2017
woldranger17 h, 53 m ago

Smaller than what? They can't be smaller than something that has no size! …Smaller than what? They can't be smaller than something that has no size! Most people out there will already have suitable containers, so these are being added, they're extra, and in most situations, they're unnecessary. Oh, and silicone is highly unlikely to be able to be processed by your regular, local recycling depot. It needs to go to through a specialised process.You can keep banging on about how amazing they are, and most probably will, but you can't argue with my logic.


What you do or don't find useful in your home is your business, as I said I've actually had a set for over 2 years and they are useful to me... and I'm extremely careful what I choose to put in my tiny home (30ft x 10ft)

For those that are actually interested in food savers and not just in here to troll... the set stack inside each other and are about the size of a large drinks coaster in total...

I don't anticipate issues with end of life as these are likely to last another decade or two (based on current experience) and silicone recycling will be much more readily available then at local depots.

So if you don't think you'd use it... don't get your freebie... but if you think i might be useful... go ahead and enjoy
speckle54 m ago

What you do or don't find useful in your home is your business, as I said …What you do or don't find useful in your home is your business, as I said I've actually had a set for over 2 years and they are useful to me... and I'm extremely careful what I choose to put in my tiny home (30ft x 10ft)For those that are actually interested in food savers and not just in here to troll... the set stack inside each other and are about the size of a large drinks coaster in total... I don't anticipate issues with end of life as these are likely to last another decade or two (based on current experience) and silicone recycling will be much more readily available then at local depots.So if you don't think you'd use it... don't get your freebie... but if you think i might be useful... go ahead and enjoy

Thanks for that! So, you countered my logical argument was countered by accusations of trolling? That works. Because people who troll are known for putting forward their points in a logical manner, aren't they? Haha. There's no reasoning with people with their head in the sand.
I find it quite amusing that you're being so precious over a few pointless pieces of silicone - and it's not been your post!
woldranger14 m ago

Thanks for that! So, you countered my logical argument was countered by …Thanks for that! So, you countered my logical argument was countered by accusations of trolling? That works. Because people who troll are known for putting forward their points in a logical manner, aren't they? Haha. There's no reasoning with people with their head in the sand. I find it quite amusing that you're being so precious over a few pointless pieces of silicone - and it's not been your post!


just telling the truth about my personal experience with a similar item. I don't like to see people talk rubbish about something they haven't picked up and tried. As for logic... just explain again how your argument is logical???

I've been a little bemused by how vehemently opposed you are... but hey... whatever floats your boat

As for trolling... it's really interesting how you have never contributed positively on this site... but seem to have an awful lot to say.

Enjoy your 'logical' viewpoint. 423 people seem to think this deal is a pretty good one... and I agree.
speckle15 m ago

just telling the truth about my personal experience with a similar item. I …just telling the truth about my personal experience with a similar item. I don't like to see people talk rubbish about something they haven't picked up and tried. As for logic... just explain again how your argument is logical??? I've been a little bemused by how vehemently opposed you are... but hey... whatever floats your boatAs for trolling... it's really interesting how you have never contributed positively on this site... but seem to have an awful lot to say. Enjoy your 'logical' viewpoint. 423 people seem to think this deal is a pretty good one... and I agree.

Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Not only can't you respond to reason, you don't even see it!
As for what other people think, how many people "liked" your comments regarding these pointless bits of silicone?
Getting personal now are we? It really does seem I'm wasting my time here. You have fun, playing keyboard warrior in your, and I quote, "tiny" home.
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