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Morrisons Is Selling 1kg Boxes Of Fruit And Veg For £1

Morrisons Is Selling 1kg Boxes Of Fruit And Veg For £1

'Healthy eating is too damn expensive' is no longer a valid excuse, as Morrisons is now selling fruit and vegetable boxes for the low, low price of £1.

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Food waste is a huge issue in the UK and as a way to address the issue, the supermarket giant has launched these 'Too Good To Waste' boxes.

Each one is filled with a kilogram of items at the end of their shelf life that are still perfectly good to eat - and they will be filled with a variety of healthy goodies sold at the supermarket from its selection of 75 varieties of fruit, 80 of vegetables and 50 of salad items.

To ensure it's safe to eat, each item will be 'condition checked' by Morrisons staff.

Morrisons is selling boxes of fruit and veg for £1. Credit: Morrisons
Morrisons is selling boxes of fruit and veg for £1. Credit: Morrisons

Drew Kirk, Fruit & Veg Director at Morrisons, said: "We've listened to our customers who said they don't want to see good food going to waste.

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"So we've created these boxes and every day we'll fill them with a wide selection of produce at risk of being thrown away.

"Because produce may be unusual and varied, customers can also try some new and exciting dishes at home without having to spend a fortune."

Killing two birds with one stone (or should we say, feeding two birds with one scone), the boxes contribute to the supermarket's continued efforts to reduce food waste and they'll help people who want to eat healthy on a budget.

Who says healthy eating is too expensive? Credit: Morrisons
Who says healthy eating is too expensive? Credit: Morrisons

As reported by the Evening Standard, last year Morrisons featured on the BBC1 programme Hugh's War on Waste to look at selling more imperfect vegetables, which led to the introduction of its wonky box which sells 4.2 kg of misshapen vegetables for just £3.50.

The new £1 boxes are available to buy now and you can find them in the fruit and veg aisle at Morrisons stores across the country. And they've arrived just at the right time, what with Christmas coming up.

The festive season is the most expensive part of the year and so it'll certainly help those who are looking to cut costs without having to sacrifice any of the trimmings on their Christmas dinners.

Might as well invest in some of those three-course Xmas dinner pasties while you're at it. At £2.50 a pop, you'd be daft not to.

Featured Image Credit: Morrisons

Topics: News, Food, uk news, Morrisons

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

 

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