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Another food parcel

After the relative success of the Morrison’s “lucky dip” £35 food parcel the other week, I thought it was worth ordering another one. It is much easier to get a delivery slot for a pre-packed food parcel than it is for a proper shop, and the last one certainly had enough in it to keep me going. This second box had very similar contents to the previous one, but with some significant changes:

  • No sliced ham
  • No cabbage
  • Only one can of soup (chicken this week), not two cans
  • a smaller pack of sausages, just 6 not 10
  • one full sized tin of baked beans, not 3 little tins
  • fusilli pasta rather than penne
  • one roll of kitchen paper, not two – but it was a jumbo roll so probably about the same volume
  • only two rolls of toilet paper, loose in a separate bag, clearly broken out from a larger multi-pack
  • somewhat randomly, three wonky mangoes

So overall, not quite such good value as last time. I expect prices are going up on essentials due to the supply lines being stressed in the current crisis. But still, enough to keep me going, and without having to queue for hours on end outside a supermarket. I shall have to try to think of some more interesting things to do with mince, as otherwise my diet could get a bit monotonous.

I was pleased, though somewhat surprised, to get the mangoes included in the pack. I’ve been doing fine for vegetables over the past few weeks, as I’ve got several packs of greens in the freezer. But I have been really lacking for fresh fruit in my diet, and have been reduced to snacking on the dried fruit in my larder. I wouldn’t say that mango is a favourite of mine, but I quite like it. I don’t think I’ve ever bought one before, though!

{ 4 } Comments

  1. pauld | 22 April 2020 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    1st package a loss leader to entice you in as new customer, now they got you they dont give a damn.

  2. Gillian | 22 April 2020 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    You could well be right!

  3. Hugh | 25 April 2020 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Clives fruit farm is good for meat and general veg. M&S is also easy shopping, no queuing when we have gone.

  4. Pauld | 25 April 2020 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Aldi Penrith, lovely 26 mile drive on empty B-roads and nice quiet store with friendly staff (unlike Sainsburys with the arrogant staff who would have done well in Gestapo and probably been awarded medals by Herman Goring).

    Thoroughly enjoying the weekly shopping trip now. BUT probably not considered ‘reasonable travel’ for you 🙂