Firstly, my first order was a disaster, as it didn't arrive the first time, they said it was "refused" - by the recipient - assume they got the wrong address. Second, time it arrived late and it had to go back because the pickled onions had "exploded." However, the items were a bargain. I believe I posted about this before.
My second order arrived but having ordered four big bottles of vinegar in order to be thrifty one leaked -it was not well packaged and clearly said that the vinegar should not be laid on its side and it arrived on its side. It was only when I thanked the delivery man for carrying it in as he was hastily leaving he mentioned that there had been an "incident" and that the products had to be repackaged.
Well here is the packaging:
It took me ages to clear everything up and wipe it off before putting it away.
It took me over a week for Approved Food to sort it out but they refunded me items that had got ruined and items that were crushed somehow and also for the item that was missing. They did try and send me that again with another 3.5kg of veg suet mix 60p:
This is the other products I received:
Okay some items were out of date, some not. I got 30 bars of in date chocolate for £4.99 - yes was not essential but nice, two cakes were out of date, I got two huge bags of blancmange I think they were two for a pound!! I got a large bag of mild chilli and then lots of dried goods for the cupboard and items for pack lunches.
I think that although ordering from them can at times be infuriating, it is so necessary when you are short of cash to do what you can to reduce your food budget, it is essential to order from them!
What are your experiences with approved food.?