I recently discovered Oddbox; an exciting London-based fruit and vegetable rescue and delivery service that is taking a stand against the massive food waste problem we have in the world.
WHAT IS ODDBOX?
ODDBOX rescue fresh seasonal surplus fruit & veg that is at risk of becoming food waste. I mean, it’s estimated that a massive 40% of all food produced in the world is wasted, which is shocking, I know! This equates to around $1 trillion worth of food that’s wasted every year. The reason for this is because they’re simply seen as too ‘oddly’ shaped, sized or having cosmetic damage. It could also be because there is an excessive amount of products, more than what is needed.
HOW ODDBOX WORKS:
- Oddbox buys odd and wonky produce from local farmers and growers.
- They then curate seasonal fruit and veg boxes using the fresh produce.
- That box is delivered straight to your front door overnight – it’s almost like Christmas, waking up to a box of fresh fruit and veg!
- Oddbox also donates produce to charities, furthering the cause in fighting food waste and food poverty.
WHAT WAS IN MY ODDBOX?
I opted for a small veg box when I ordered mine as I already had a lot of fruit at the time. You can choose different sized boxes depending on the number of people in your home and then a choice of veg only, fruit only or both. Small boxes feed 2 people, and I was shocked at the amount I received!
I got onions, potatoes, an aubergine, pumpkin, green beans, purple carrots, a bag of mixed salad leaves and a savoy cabbage. Everything was in perfect condition and visually looked perfect to me. I was particularly excited about the purple carrots as they were so beautiful.. and the savoy cabbage. I’ve never bought one before, and so it was fun looking up unusual recipes to experiment with.
I made asian inspired cabbage rolls for the first time and they were delicious! I’d definitely buy one again and make them – something I may never have tried if it wasn’t for the oddbox.
I wanted to give this box a try as I love the idea of helping save food waste, as well as helping out small independent farms. I think this is incredibly important as so many farms can’t be competitive with the ‘big boys’ similar to how shopping small is important.
HOW TO GET YOUR FIRST ODDBOX FOR 99P
Using my Oddbox referral link will give you £10 off your first box.. meaning you can try out your first box for only 99p!
I signed up for a £10.99 small vegetable box, and had a £10 off my first order to, so I actually paid 99p for the box which includes delivery! It’s a win-win to be honest, as you can save some cash while helping reduce food waste and you may even get to try some fruit and veg you’ve never had before! I got a fresh artichoke in my last box, which was fab as I always see them in supermarkets, but never know how to cook with them. This forced me to try it.. I roasted it and it was delicious.