Eating healthy for me it’s about enjoying fresh, unprocessed food and having fun cooking and preparing beautiful recipes at home. Unfortunately as a mother of a very active one year old girl, I don’t have enough time to make fancy recipes or go to the farmers market and pick myself the best fruits and veggies. Every month I end up buying at the supermarket the same basics and keep stuck with the same boring recipes.
A couple of weeks ago a friend told me about how happy she was with Abel & Cole, the perfect solution for busy people who wants to eat fresh and healthy. I’ve decided to give it a try and a couple of days ago I received my fruit and veggie boxes at home. I was so excited to open the boxes and see what was inside!
I picked two different types of boxes just to try them and see which one suits my needs. The first impression was fantastic, the recycled boxes were in perfect condition and the driver was nice and clean too. All the fruits and veggies were amazingly beautiful and full of flavor. Berta was so excited that she wanted to try everything, even the raw mushrooms and the broccoli!
The content of the Medium fruit and veg box was:
- Fairtrade bananas
- Victoria plums
- Discovery apples
- Sweet corn
- New potatoes
- Runner beans
The content of the Green juicing box was:
Pricewise, I think Abel & Cole’s boxes are a bit expensive. The Medium fruit and veg box is £18,75, and they charge you £1,25 extra to cover shipping costs so it’s a total of £20. With comparable items from local supermarkets, Tesco came out cheapest (£14,95), followed by Sainsbury’s (£16,10) and Waitrose (£17,98). You will have to decide for yourself If you still want to buy your vegetables and fruit the traditional way (and save some money) or try going for the most natural source possible and pay the premium. I still have to give it a little thought.