Make 2024 the year of oddities! Take advantage of 50% off your first Oddbox with our exclusive discount code (Picture: Oddbox/Getty)
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Let’s admit it: Ensuring you’re eating enough fruit and veg each day isn’t easy. Whose idea was ‘five a day’ anyway? And do potatoes count as one? Adulting is hard.
Plus, with the cost-of-living crisis getting us all down it can be pricey to action the resolutions of eating better and looking after your eco footprint more.
But what if we told you that one brand wasn’t just filling the nation’s fridges with delicious, fresh fruits and veggies, but helping to fight food waste too? Would that help? Thought so.
Oddbox is a fruit and veg delivery service that rescues the knobbly, odd, surplus produce from being wasted by sending them to you, ensuring that they’re sticking to what is available and in season for minimal wastage.
Because food waste is no joke, people.
In fact, around 40% of all food produced globally goes to waste, with around 1.5 million tonnes wasted in the UK at the manufacturing stage (that’s before it even reaches the shops).
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Oddbox are a fruit and veg delivery service that rescue the knobbly, odd, surplus produce from being binned by sending them to you, ensuring that they’re going off what is available and in season for minimal wastage.
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Not just that, but the environmental impact of food waste is around 248 times bigger than plastic. How horrendous is that?
So thankfully, Oddbox is here to help the UK waste less and eat more of the good stuff. Think dinky, dirt-covered potatoes, colourful carrots, curvy cucumbers and knobbly apples. It’s all good stuff, just not quite as pretty.
The best part? To help you get on your way to fruit and veggie heaven, Oddbox is offering Metro readers 50% off their first box using code EATODD.
But how does it all work?
Each week Oddbox contact growers and ask what they’ve picked and what’s going spare, prioritising UK growers but also rescuing produce from further afield to keep the boxes varied (but with a strict no-air-miles policy).
Then, all you need to do is choose your box. Whether you prefer fruit, veg or a mix of both, there are boxes of different sizes to suit you, with prices starting at just £11.49 per week.
Oddbox are here to help the UK waste less and eat more of the good stuff. Think dinky, dirt-covered potatoes, colourful carrots, curvy cucumbers and knobbly apples (Picture: Oddbox)
Hate brussels? Can’t stand celery? Each week you’ll be emailed a list of what’s in your next box. If you’re not a fan of something or have lots already, you can leave it out of your box, with an entitlement of three exclusions – winning.
Once you’ve chosen your three exclusions, picked any fresh add-ons and browsed The Odd Shop, OddBox will pack everything up and deliver overnight to keep emissions low.
I was lucky enough to try out Oddbox for myself, which was a godsend as I’m terrible at meal planning and thinking ahead, meaning I often end up eating far less fruit and veg than I should.
The box was absolutely crammed full of fruits and veggies of all shapes and sizes – including bunches of (my favourite) spring onions, teeny carrots and potatoes, giant courgettes, some *unique* looking but utterly fresh red capsicum, crisp apples and so much more.
Oddbox has had me eating better, cramming veggies into every meal and feeling so much more energised each day (Picture: Oddbox)
And honestly, this week’s eating has been fantastic. I’ve been eating better, cramming veggies into every meal and feeling so much more energised. Plus, there’s nothing like the feeling that you’re doing something good for the environment.
My favourite thing to do, however, is chop up the root veggies – potatoes, carrots, beetroot, butternut squash and even the pepper and courgette, coat them in a glug of oil, a hearty sprinkling of salt and a good crack of pepper, and chuck in the oven to roast.
Want to do good for the environment too? Claim 50% off your first Oddbox today with code EATODD and join the fight against food waste, one curvy cucumber at a time.
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