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Waste Not Fruit & Veg Box (Too Good to Waste boxes / Wonky) priced £1.50 each @ Lidl
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Waste Not Fruit & Veg Box (Too Good to Waste boxes / Wonky) priced £1.50 each @ Lidl

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Lidl waste, not boxes priced £1.50 each. The last box spotted in Lidl Burton St, Leicester LE1 1TE. Quite good for value as you get potatoes, couple red peppers and yellow and bunch of herbs.

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Just seen this on Facebook. It’s now available in all stores. £1.50 for 5kg Too Good to Waste fruit and veg in a box.
Amazing price for all you get, could really help a lot of people out with cutting their shopping bills.

After a very fruitful trial, our Too Good to Waste fruit and vegetable boxes are now available in all of our stores across England, Scotland and Wales.

At just £1.50, the boxes contain approximately 5kg of fruit and vegetables from our store shelves, which have become slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated, but are still perfectly good to eat.

They are put together daily by our dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists, and are available to customers from opening until midday, at which point, any leftover boxes are given to local good causes through our surplus food redistribution programme, Feed it Back.

This initiative is not only helping to tackle food waste in store, it’s also helping you, our customers make even more savings.

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Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of all time.
It's a question from a starving young African girl that may not see the next week.
She asks "So you use clean drinking water to rinse the food you don't eat off your plate?"
It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:
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Aldi fruit and veg is also fit for the bin when bought 'fresh'
These boxes are near the tills at our local Lidl. Some of the veg is loose from burst packaging. Some has a very short use by date. Spuds, onions, parsnips etc will keep in your garage or shed. Easy to make soup or stew, and quick as well.
Long live the Lidl veg box!

Nice first post Aiva, have some heat.
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Interesting idea. This could be the future.
Got one of these a few months ago. Contrived virtue-signalling.
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Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of all time.
It's a question from a starving young African girl that may not see the next week.
She asks "So you use clean drinking water to rinse the food you don't eat off your plate?"
I have two Lidl's locally, one has never taken part. The other one started out alright and I have bought many decent boxes, most of the produce was from when the prepack plastic bags broke or a couple fruits went bad in the pack, now it has deteriorated so badly, if you want green potatoes, battered apples and brown moldy broccoli. The state of some of the boxes lately look as though they could poison you. It all depends on who is doing the boxes.
I have noticed my local store uses the higher end stickers to take off 30p etc
These boxes are near the tills at our local Lidl. Some of the veg is loose from burst packaging. Some has a very short use by date. Spuds, onions, parsnips etc will keep in your garage or shed. Easy to make soup or stew, and quick as well.
Long live the Lidl veg box!

Nice first post Aiva, have some heat.
deleted213669715/03/2019 20:24

Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of …Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of all time. It's a question from a starving young African girl that may not see the next week.She asks "So you use clean drinking water to rinse the food you don't eat off your plate?"


I so agree we throw away far too much food. Any leftovers I now put out for foxes n it all goes I’ve seen some beautiful foxes gorgeous fur n healthy looking, what’s left the birds eat.
Aldi fruit and veg is also fit for the bin when bought 'fresh'
Those products are available till 10am or until they are sold. If they are not sold till 10 am that they are given to local charity with another products where is broken package or BBD is coming close.
Lidl is very good about recycling and minimizing waste. They already withdrew plastic bags from Wales.
Just seen this on Facebook. It’s now available in all stores. £1.50 for 5kg Too Good to Waste fruit and veg in a box.
Amazing price for all you get, could really help a lot of people out with cutting their shopping bills.

After a very fruitful trial, our Too Good to Waste fruit and vegetable boxes are now available in all of our stores across England, Scotland and Wales.

At just £1.50, the boxes contain approximately 5kg of fruit and vegetables from our store shelves, which have become slightly damaged, discoloured or deteriorated, but are still perfectly good to eat.

They are put together daily by our dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists, and are available to customers from opening until midday, at which point, any leftover boxes are given to local good causes through our surplus food redistribution programme, Feed it Back.

This initiative is not only helping to tackle food waste in store, it’s also helping you, our customers make even more savings.

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@emribena Glad to see Lidl have followed on from Morrison's wonky fruit idea. I can manage wonky, damaged, discoloured but * rolled out* isn't a good idea !
Great value joking aside thx OP
Seen it only rarely.
"dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists" Huh.. surely they mean underpaid shelf stacking slaves!

HEAT! About time they did this nationally, lets hope ALL the others follow suit and do not just leave it at fruit & veg clear outs at silly money, the waste they all chuck, could save hundreds of lives, every week... hey @saasha.celestial-one
Morrison's has mouldy fruit and veg in normal aisles, same as Lidl, so who knows what will be in these boxes lol
Everyone will just start putting the other fruit and veg they have in the box.
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deleted213669715/03/2019 20:24

Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of …Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of all time. It's a question from a starving young African girl that may not see the next week.She asks "So you use clean drinking water to rinse the food you don't eat off your plate?"


And what was the answer?
snapdragon15th Mar

Got one of these a few months ago. Contrived virtue-signalling.


I think you're confusing 'virtue signalling' with 'giving a damn about something'.
LIDL has rolled out its boxes of wonky fruit and veg to all stores today following a successful trial. They contain fruit and vegetables from Lidl's store shelves, which have become slightly damaged or discoloured, but are still fine to eat.

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snapdragon15th Mar

Got one of these a few months ago. Contrived virtue-signalling.



Probably, I doubt they're doing it out of the goodness of their heart; good publicity and as you say a bit of virtue signalling. But, providing the veg/fruit is at least half decent, then still worthwhile and less waste.
It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:
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jordanc931 m ago

It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an …It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:[Image]


Yes they should do something like Asda 5p and 10p reduced bread section .
They took there time most supermarkets already do this well Asda do anyway. I have asked before if they can reduce something's instead of throwing them away and they refused.
Great for good life sorts raising livestock in their back gardens.
bitcoin52 h, 2 m ago

"dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists" Huh.. surely they mean …"dedicated in-store Freshness Specialists" Huh.. surely they mean underpaid shelf stacking slaves!HEAT! About time they did this nationally, lets hope ALL the others follow suit and do not just leave it at fruit & veg clear outs at silly money, the waste they all chuck, could save hundreds of lives, every week... hey @saasha.celestial-one


Which one do you work in? They advertise a better wage than a lot of civil servant jobs in my area.
deleted213669715th Mar

Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of …Food going in the bin is wrong. May I share with you my favourite quote of all time. It's a question from a starving young African girl that may not see the next week.She asks "So you use clean drinking water to rinse the food you don't eat off your plate?"


So you've stopped using tap water to clean your plates?
Bloody GREAT find
Cheers
Jeeeeez their fruit and veg is already garbage
Edited by: "lloydard" 27th Mar
I always open and add a couple of packets of carrots and green beans for extra value
jordanc9327/03/2019 17:54

It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an …It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:[Image]



I once visited a bakery called Nata & Co and you could buy a bag filled with a selection of 3 of yesterdays bakes for 30p. I'd happily do the same with Lidl bakery bits, think of all the french toast you could make!
I bought one of these last week, excellent value contents worked out about £12 and lasted for a few days.
A box of festering fruit and veg for 1.50

No thank you.

The fresh stuff is bad enough

Should be free but Aldi want to generate extra cash, reduce waste (of stock) and sell us their rubbish
Edited by: "Slobadon" 27th Mar
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Slobadon27/03/2019 21:17

A box of festering fruit and veg for 1.50No thank you. The fresh stuff is …A box of festering fruit and veg for 1.50No thank you. The fresh stuff is bad enoughShould be free but Aldi want to generate extra cash, reduce waste (of stock) and sell us their rubbish


So are you voting cold or hot?
CardboardCutout27/03/2019 20:22

I once visited a bakery called Nata & Co and you could buy a bag filled …I once visited a bakery called Nata & Co and you could buy a bag filled with a selection of 3 of yesterdays bakes for 30p. I'd happily do the same with Lidl bakery bits, think of all the french toast you could make!


So would I think it's crazy this all gets wasted this is my local Lidl right now tonight as I have just been in and all this is to bin:
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hot, but isnt this like street market food, but a vast selection.... street market can only last few days unless fridge
The reason they usually dispose of the less than perfect fruit and veg is because there is enough in supply to allow this to go to waste. If we all started buying the not so perfect/wonky stuff what would the farmers/ importers do with the excess good stuff? Prices may fall initially but ultimately some farms will go under due to there being an over supply.
Edited by: "jat2474" 27th Mar
jordanc9327/03/2019 17:54

It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an …It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:[Image]


While others starve daily. Where’s logic?
jordanc9327/03/2019 17:54

It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an …It's about time they did something to tackle bakery waste. This is an average day of waste from bakery at my local Lidl:[Image]


Surely they follow average sale from previous weeks or they have different measures so this way they don't bake too much and they minimize waste. Unfortunately bakery items are made from frozen products as all supermarkets do this way and they can't be sold or even given next day or even that same day to charities as they pose health risk. This is all supermarkets issue
huhunter27/03/2019 22:09

Surely they follow average sale from previous weeks or they have different …Surely they follow average sale from previous weeks or they have different measures so this way they don't bake too much and they minimize waste. Unfortunately bakery items are made from frozen products as all supermarkets do this way and they can't be sold or even given next day or even that same day to charities as they pose health risk. This is all supermarkets issue


The big supermarkets don't have this problem they reduce the price of all bakery items at about 6pm to shift it all, making minimal waste. My local Tesco also removes unsold reduced bakery items and gives them to the local charity if they haven't got rid of them by 8pm
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