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Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« on: October 20, 2015, 12:44:06 PM »
Credit where credit is due. moby mentioned a firm www.approvedfood.co.uk that specialises in end of line groceries, re-packs, short dated and past 'best before' foodstuff.

The prices for their stuff are dead keen - as one would expect for this kind of merchandise but they have a big advantage that I have not found before. ;)
They deliver across much of Europe (EU and elsewhere) at a reasonable price.
https://www.approvedfood.co.uk/?afid=30b100

They charge in units of 25Kg, one box of goods. Example prices below:

Germany, France, Monaco, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands: £15
Austria and Denmark: £20
Spain, Italy, Slovakia and Czech Republic: £25
Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia: £30
Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania: £35

I received my first order a few days ago. Almost everything I purchased was 'in-date' and chosen on that basis. Even so, I paid a low enough price that even with the delivery charge I STILL saved money against UK supermarket prices and even more against roughly comparable local goods.

In my order 3 jars had blown seals due, I think, to having been very cold and then warmed up in my home. I was given the choice of a refund or credit with no quibbles.

I reckon that if you are British, living in Europe, then these guys are well worth a look to get your fix of British groceries. That said,some of the produce I bought was originally French.

BY the way, just tucking into a tasty coconut curry made with fresh chicken and a savoury rice thing - all from Approved Foods, except the chicken. ;)
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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 12:55:12 PM »
Credit where credit is due. moby mentioned a firm www.approvedfood.co.uk that specialises in end of line groceries, re-packs, short dated and past 'best before' foodstuff.



Glad to have passed on an enterprising firms goodwill and thanks for the mention  tiphat

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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 02:15:47 PM »
Andrew get a food processor, a few spices and some cook books.  Sharwoods?? Cmon that stuffs garbage. Microwave rice is good though because let's face it unless you're Asian you ain't cooking good rice from scratch.
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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2015, 03:10:05 PM »
Andrew get a food processor, a few spices and some cook books.  Sharwoods?? Cmon that stuffs garbage. Microwave rice is good though because let's face it unless you're Asian you ain't cooking good rice from scratch.

Really?  we cook rice (rice cooker) two or more times a week.
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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 11:41:28 PM »
Andrew get a food processor, a few spices and some cook books.  Sharwoods?? Cmon that stuffs garbage. Microwave rice is good though because let's face it unless you're Asian you ain't cooking good rice from scratch.

Really?  we cook rice (rice cooker) two or more times a week.

I'm referring to on the hob. I only eat brown rice typically which is a nightmare to cook.
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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2015, 02:45:36 AM »
Akaluke, please tell us which of the words i wrote tell you that I can't or don't cook?

None of them do.

Jumping to conclusions is a common error but one that is easily avoided.

As you shared,  convenience has a place. Why do you think that I should eschew convenience and yet you should not?

Funny thing, but Sharwoods products did not comprise any part of my order, more erroneous conclusions jumped to.

As one who spends a lot of time away from the UK to have products available that are not available locally is a boon. Exactly what those products might be will vary from person to person and from place to place. I rather doubt that you would last long without the stuff you buy at your local supermarkets.
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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2015, 05:23:00 AM »
Akaluke, please tell us which of the words i wrote tell you that I can't or don't cook?

None of them do.

Jumping to conclusions is a common error but one that is easily avoided.

As you shared,  convenience has a place. Why do you think that I should eschew convenience and yet you should not?

Funny thing, but Sharwoods products did not comprise any part of my order, more erroneous conclusions jumped to.

As one who spends a lot of time away from the UK to have products available that are not available locally is a boon. Exactly what those products might be will vary from person to person and from place to place. I rather doubt that you would last long without the stuff you buy at your local supermarkets.


Err it wasnt that long ago you were banging on about Sharwoods and how you prefer to cook from a jar, no?

That along with your love of Tallinn pizza tells me you can't cook or don't have the time to. I guess being on here and dating every hotty in Estonia does eat into ones time aye?  :thumbsup:

Unless Rimi for some unknown reason don't stock fruit, veg, meat and regular spices I'd not have a problem shopping there whatsoever. The bigger Rimi stores sell way more fresher items than our so called supermarkets do in England.

Sure the bacon might not be as good but hardly missing British "French bread' are we? I don't tend to buy much packet crap with 2 year date stamps on it, full of E numbers and fillers which if you look carefully transfer from product to ones body.


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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2015, 05:34:23 AM »
Akaluke, please tell us which of the words i wrote tell you that I can't or don't cook?

None of them do.
Quote from: andrewfi linktopic=24852.msg420254#msg420254 date=1443032821

But, also, I quite like knocking up a cheap, quick, but tasty meal with cook-in sauces - I am not a real cook. Here we have some of them but they are very expensive and the range is tiny. I can fill the boot of my car for a couple of hundred quid and have good things to cook for the next year. Most people can't do that. :)


Tomorrow we will be on for a Balti dish and I will live with the complaints about the thing being too spicy - Sharwoods finest!


Buying your food a year in advance and an ommission that 'I'm not a real cook'.

I hope you can see how I made such a wild inaccurate conclusion.

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Re: Food From The UK Delivered To Lots Of Places EU and Elsewhere
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 05:54:55 AM »
Andrew get a food processor, a few spices and some cook books.  Sharwoods?? Cmon that stuffs garbage. Microwave rice is good though because let's face it unless you're Asian you ain't cooking good rice from scratch.

Really?  we cook rice (rice cooker) two or more times a week.

I'm referring to on the hob. I only eat brown rice typically which is a nightmare to cook.

The only difference is that it takes longer.
What is worse than not being able to get what you don't even want?