If you, or someone you know, is still struggling to get a supermarket food delivery slot, this box of bits and bobs from Home Bargains might just be a lifeline.
This box of food, which costs £23.99 including delivery, has quite a few staple items inside and could be just the trick for vulnerable people who can’t get to the shops during the UK lockdown.
Home Bargains is the latest in a line of retailers to launch their own food box to help the vulnerable and those self isolating get their hands on essential supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic. Inside the parcel you’ll find:
4 White Crusty Rolls (2 x Packs of 4 rolls)- Ready to bake rolls; crusty in 10 minutes.
Alpen Light Summer Fruits 5 Bars (95g)- Perfect snack with only 65 calories per bar.
Alpen Chocolate & Fudge 5 Bars (95g)- Perfect snack with only 65 calories per bar.
Heinz Beanz (2 x 415g Tins)- In a rich tomato sauce and 1 of your 5 a day.
Colmans Chilli Mix Packet- Use this packet to make a hearty chilli and serve with rice.
Bella Ricetta Premium Chopped Tomatoes (400g)- In a rich tomato juice.
Bella Ricetta Red Kidney Beans (400g)- Add to a comforting chilli or stew.
Himalaya Brown Basmati Rice (1kg)- Healthy choice for dietary conscious people.
Discos (6 x 25.g Pack)- Contains 2 x Cheese & Onion, 2 x Salt & Vinegar and 2 x Prawn Cocktail.
Basmati Rice (250g)- Authentic taste in 2 minutes in the microwave.
Food Hall Cream of Chicken Soup (400g)- Comforting soup with 2 servings per can.
Food Hall Cream of Tomato Soup (400g)- Comforting soup with 2 servings per can.
Harry Ramsden’s Chip Shop Style Mushy Peas (300g)- Perfect addition to fish and chips.
Heinz Sweet Corn Net Weight (400g)- Great addition to any meal and 1 of your 5 a day.
Indi Grand Butter Chicken Curry Sauce (375g)- Made with cream, onions, aromatic spices and herbs. Medium spice.
McVities Tasties Shorties (300g)- A sweet treat to have with your favourite hot drink.
4 Toilet Rolls- Enriched with lotion and fragrance.
Fox’s Rocky Chocolate 8 x Bars – Indivdually wrapped treats covered in chocolate.
Dairy Pride Skimmed Milk (1L)- British longer lasting UHT milk with 0.1% fat.
Skinny Whip Double Chocolate Snack Bar (5 x 25g Bars)- Guilt free sweet treat with under 99 calories per bar.
Tetley Original One Cup- 72 Full flavoured, vibrant and refreshing tea bags.
Tuc Cheese Flavour (100g)- Oven baked crackers.
Watersons Tuna Chunks Value (4 x 145g Pack)- In sunflower oil.
Dolmio Bacon & Tomato Stir-In Sauce- Create a pasta or rice dish.
Chewy Fruit Wine Gums (300g)- Fruit flavour jelly sweets.
Alternatively, check out Aldi’s food package which includes hand sanitiser, toilet rolls, semi skimmed milk, chocolate bar, salted peanuts, rice pudding, instant coffee, tea, biscuit barrel, beans, tomatoes, bolognese pasta sauce, minestrone soup, tomato soup, four pack tuna, chilli con carne, minestrone soup, rice, pasta, brown roll, sliced carrots and a four pack of sweetcorn.
Meanwhile, check out Shopping Slot which scrawls Asda, Tesco, Iceland and Waitrose for the next available delivery slot according to your postcode. I couldn’t find any slots this morning but if you keep checking, slots do usually come up for Iceland.
If you have to go out then Supermarket Check in is a really smart app that allows you to check just how long the queue is at your local supermarkets before leaving the house. When I checked this morning, my nearest Tesco and Sainsbury’s had 10 in the queue but Asda and Iceland had no waiting times at all. As the app relies on updates from customers, I’ve yet to see how accurate it is but I think it’s a fabulous idea – the app is available on Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
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