Veggie Box - Warning: May Contain Vegetables

Abel and Cole Veg and Fruit boxI thought I'd better put a warning on this post, given that I read today that Cadbury's Dairy Milk contains milk and their Fruit and Nut chocolate bar also contains nuts! Apparently, the warnings that Cadbury have added to their products are to comply with legal requirements. The world's gone mad!

Anyway, back to fruit and veggie box that online organic supplier Abel and Cole sent me 'cos I'm an altogether nice guy - no, no you cynical lot, it's not 'cos they're running an SEO link building campaign! Anyway, what the heck, I enjoyed the contents and quite liked the mystery of opening the box and then cooking meals to suit. Although, given that the box contained mainly staple items, this wasn't exactly a challenge.

I could have posted about the Poule au Pot I made using the veg, or the roasted vegetables, and soups that we also enjoyed - but what with having the lousy cold that's been going around, I just couldn't be bothered. Instead you get this load of cods wallop.

So what did the box, that retails at £15.95, contain? Well there were leeks, mushrooms, white cabbage, parsnips, carrots, onions and potatoes along with bananas, oranges and small apples. Good Value? Well yes, if you want organic fruit and veg, the price compares very favourably with the leading supermarkets, and as a bonus, delivery is free.

Will I be signing up for a regular delivery? Well no, unfortunately this style of buying doesn't suit the way we buy veg. I'm sorry, but what I'm about is supporting local producers so if I wanted a regular box it would be from a local grower.


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