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ODDBOX Review: A Rescued Vegetable And Fruit Delivery Service | Food Waste Reduction

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Updated on 21/02/23 to reflect changes in the pricing of the boxes.

ODDBOX is a rescued vegetable and fruit delivery service that rescues fresh, seasonal surplus fruit & veg at risk of becoming food waste. Read my review of their service and find out how you can help save food from waste and support small independent farms.


ODDBOX is a rescued vegetable and fruit delivery service that rescues fresh, seasonal surplus fruit & veg at risk of becoming food waste. Read my review of their service and find out how you can help save food from waste and support small independent farms.


ODDBOX is a rescued vegetable and fruit delivery service which rescues fresh, seasonal surplus fruit & veg which are at risk of becoming food waste. The reason for this? They're simply seen as 'too oddly' shaped, 'too oddly' sized, having cosmetic defects, or even excessive amounts of products than needed.


I wanted to give this a try as I like the idea of helping save food from waste, as well as helping out small independent farms financially, which I think is incredibly important, as so many farms have to close as they can't be competitive with the 'big boys'


I signed up for a £17.49 large vegetable box and had a £10 off my first order voucher, so I actually paid £7.49 (More on that in a minute). The box was delivered sometime between when I went to work at 6 pm and when I got home at 11 pm; they tend to deliver between 7 pm and 7 am. The box was in good condition and well-packed.


So what did I get?
In the box was a range of more unusual and interesting-looking veggies!

In the box was a range of more unusual and interesting-looking veggies! I received:


2x Packs of Rainbow Chard

Assorted coloured carrots

10x Red onions

Bag of purple radish - probably around 600g worth

Head of celery

5x large potatoes

2x Squash

Cauliflower

Living lettuce (Still has the roots and soil attached still will stay fresh longer in the fridge)



All the veg was lovely and fresh and in decent condition. I was concerned that I would get a load of tired, lower-standard products, but I'm pleased to say my concerns were totally unfounded.


I like the more unusual selection of products supplied, there is something quite fun about having vegetables that are outside your comfort zone, and you need to Google to find recipes for. I'm certainly looking forward to trying the chard, as that's not something I've had before; plus have found a recipe for roasted radish, which looks lush! So value for money, it is more expensive than popping to the supermarket for vegetables. That's to be expected; after all, it's straight from the farm, has to be delivered, and everybody needs to be able to make some profit. I reckon in the supermarket, it's probably around £12 - £14 worth, undelivered, so a little more money, but I would be happy to pay the extra, knowing the sustainability benefits of the service, plus have the benefit of it being delivered to my door, at no extra cost. I'm very happy with my box, and I will be ordering a fruit box for next week to see what I get! Pricing starts at £11.49 for an extra small box, and the biggest size box they offer is £22.49.

ODDBOX Delivery Review - Rescued Vegetables and fruit


£10 off your first Oddbox fruit and vegetable box

If you use this referral link, you can grab £10 off your first order and so could receive an OddBox, for just £1.49 (Extra small veg box priced at £11.49 before the £10 discount), so you can give this service a whirl for next to nothing!






4 comentários


Convidado:
16 de set. de 2023

I thought I would try it, but the contents of my box were poor quality and no different to the vegetables that I could buy from the supermarket. Some were even packaged in plastic. This is surely some sort of scam, and not at all as advertised on the tv.

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Convidado:
27 de mar. de 2023

I costed out a large fruit and veg box and found it was 50p more than purchasing in a supermarket and was very impressed with the quality. Maybe the larger boxes offer better value for money?


Andy

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Membro desconhecido
27 de abr. de 2021

It’s somewhat ironic that Oddbox

operates out of a Tesco

depot at Cross&Wells and repackages store waste (out of date) vegetables instead of them going to landfill....then charges more money for this than they originally cost at Tesco’s when they were fresh. It’s all worthy of course but it’s a bit dishonest and disingenuous to claim it’s the wonky stuff that farmers don’t sell.

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Membro desconhecido
27 de set. de 2021
Respondendo a

Hi Jon, my name is Jordan, I am a member of the Oddbox Customer Happiness team. I appreciate your comment and would like to help address your concerns about where we get our fruit and veg from.

While you are correct that until recently we did a lot of packing at Cross and Wells we can assure you that all of the fruit and veg in our boxes is delivered to us directly from the growers that we work with.

All produce that we rescue will be for aesthetic reasons or because it is surplus to supermarkets demands and this is rescued directly from the grower. Please rest assured that we do not and never have taken supermarket out o…

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