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ASDA Wonky Veg Box

After trying unsuccessfully last time it was in shops, now I managed to get my first ASDA Wonky Veg Box. They sold out in a few hours, so it’s not an easy thing to get your hands on. I wanted to get this box because I want to support the local farmers, I believe that local, in season, fresh produce is better and, of course, it’s great value for money at only £3.50 for more than 5kg of veggies. It is at least 30% cheaper than buying the same vegetables from the standard range.

01 ASDA Wonky Veg Box

If you don’t know, thousands and thousands of vegetables, perfectly good to eat, are thrown away each day because they are wonky. It’s nothing wrong with them, beside their look. The rejected veggies, that the farmers worked hard to produce, might end up on the field as fertilizer. I think that is absurd. Wonky veg, among straight and “pretty” veg, look natural and are just as tasty.
ASDA started this program as a pilot, last year and it proved very popular. As I said earlier, it was sold out when I tried to buy it last year. As my husband and I arrived early in the shop, the boxes were still in the warehouse and someone got this for us. I imagine the rest sold out in a few hours. The cashier commented on the box, that it’s a funny idea and the price is so good.

02 ASDA Wonky Veg Box

On the box it says what vegetables are inside and there is a great selection, as you can see.

03 Wonky Veg Box ASDA

A couple of leeks that I plan to make into a stew with black olives or creamy leeks, some carrots that Festus loves and he will have them as treats, a couple of wonky peppers that I’ll add in a salad. With the red cabbage I might make a salad or I might make a cabbage side dish, the suede will be roasted as I roast the celeriac. There is also a parsnip and lots of potatoes.

04 ASDA Wonky Veg Box

My husband cooked some potatoes yesterday and they were delicious, just as the ones we are getting from farm shops.

I think the box is great. 5 kg of vegetables might sound like a lot for a family of two (well, 3 if I take Festus into consideration with his carrots), but we do eat a lot of veggies. As you know, I’m vegetarian and my husband is, as he said, “almost vegetarian”, so we’ll finish all these legumes in a few days.

05 Wonky Veg Box ASDA

Would you buy this box? Let me know, I would love to hear your thoughts.

6 Comment

  1. It looks like it’s a good price for what you get. The funny thing is, it’s supermarkets who drove us to buying “perfect” fruit and veg… This kind of veg used to be the norm when we popped down to the village shop to get s few bits & bobs when i was a kid.

  2. I’d definitely buy it! Things I grow tend to look like this!!! It seems a bargain and we get through loads of veg so this wouldn’t last long in our house!!!

  3. I would not mind buying it but Asda is not my main shop as they are too far from me, otherwise it will be great.

  4. I would definitely buy it! As I said on your Facebook, the veg don’t look terribly wonky and it’s a wonder that these weren’t considered good enough!

  5. I didn’t know Asda sold wonky veg. I know that Morrisons have started selling it and my mum always buys it because it’s cheaper and most of the time it doesn’t even look “wonky”.

    It’s crazy that so much food is wasted because it doesn’t look perfect. Food is food. Once it’s chopped up and cooked you can’t tell the difference.

  6. Oh, this is such a good idea! i saw on the TV how much fruit and vegetables go to waste as they aren’t the right shape, so pleased shops are doing something about it!


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