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    • Ragtimeplayer
    • By Ragtimeplayer 12th Nov 08, 5:31 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 5:31 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 5:31 PM
    I have just stumbled across this website that sells really cheap food...however some of it is out of date or short dates.

    Hope this helps someone

    http://www.approvedfood.co.uk


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    Originally posted by twise
    Why did I click that link lol, now I have loads of stuff on its way to me and I said I wouldn't spend anymore money
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  • FieryBlondeScot
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    • 12th Nov 08, 5:35 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 5:35 PM
    the pots noodes have a sell by date of july 08 and the uncles ben stir fry sauce is june 08 :confused:
  • onetomany
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:21 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:21 PM
    cool i had a look does anyone else know of any more cash and carrys online?
  • lesley1960
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:40 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:40 PM
    Is it legal to sell out of date food? , one of the problems with buying food stuff from a site like this is you will have no idea where this food has been , how it has travelled and how or where it has been stored
    • Swan
    • By Swan 12th Nov 08, 6:44 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:44 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:44 PM
    the pots noodes have a sell by date of july 08 and the uncles ben stir fry sauce is june 08 :confused:
    Originally posted by FieryBlondeScot
    they're not selling any foods with 'use by' dates, so there shouldn't be any problems with them being dangerous

    I'm sure Pot Noodles are so full of chemicals they're probably indestructible! & jarred sauces will definitely be much the same to eat way past their 'best by'
    • milliemonster
    • By milliemonster 12th Nov 08, 6:45 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:45 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:45 PM
    Is it legal to sell out of date food? , one of the problems with buying food stuff from a site like this is you will have no idea where this food has been , how it has travelled and how or where it has been stored
    Originally posted by lesley1960
    I don't think its illegal, the supermarkets sell OOD stuff all the time, what a great site though!!!
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  • Missyy
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:50 PM
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:50 PM
    they have gingerbread syrup for £2 a bottle, i paid £6 for a small bottle from Strabucks last xmas so i could make gingerbread lattes, expiry date is 2010 - bargain!!
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  • Approved Food
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:51 PM
    Pots Noodles @ 8p each
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    • 12th Nov 08, 6:51 PM
    The pot noodles at approved food may be out of date but the quality of the products are guarantied and after all they are a dried item.

    Remember, best before dates relate to the optimum quality of a product and not to be confused with "Used by" dates that land you in all sorts of trouble if you sell them... e.g fresh fish, meat & eggs.

    Actually when you think about it, if its 10 times cheaper than Tesco where they are 83p each and (when you can by a case) at approved food they work out just over 8p each it speaks for its self.
  • lesley1960
    just seen this description
    400g cream of chicken soup with a ring pull top.
    Old Country is a re-branding company who relables products. This soup has come to us in ASDA trays and we are assuming that is where it is from originally.



  • chardanna
    My postcode is BH1, from below would you say I'm rate 1, dont want to order & get it wrong!

    National Rate 1 - Most of the UK is covered by the National Rate 1 delivery zone. (coloured green on the map below) It includes the postcodes listed in the tables below in purple or green. if your postcode is listed, please select national rate 1. Delivery to these regions is £4.95 per 25kg.
    If you are within a purple zone but your postcode is not listedthen select national rate 2

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    • Ruth_honey
    • By Ruth_honey 12th Nov 08, 7:32 PM
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    they have gingerbread syrup for £2 a bottle, i paid £6 for a small bottle from Strabucks last xmas so i could make gingerbread lattes, expiry date is 2010 - bargain!!
    Originally posted by Missyy
    Yum! I had a gingerbread latte earlier. Got a bottle of syrup in Starbucks after christmas. Think it was 1/2 price and I've still not finished it. Whittards now do gingerbread syrup I've noticed. £3.50 a bottle.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Nov 08, 7:35 PM
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    Fantastic site - just spent a few pound on that to trial it! I do not believe in use by dates - I believe in common sense!!
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    • katskorner
    • By katskorner 12th Nov 08, 7:39 PM
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    Looks pretty good - trying to work out where the delivery weight thresholds are! Don't really want to pay £9.90 for delivery!
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    • Maysie
    • By Maysie 12th Nov 08, 7:59 PM
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    i have not tried gingerbread latte but it sounds divine!
    • zenseeker
    • By zenseeker 12th Nov 08, 8:05 PM
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    It is perfectly legal to sell food that is past it's best before date because it is still edible, it's just that the item won't be quite as fresh. The only things that need to be consumed before the date on the packet is anything with a "Use by.." or "Sell by...".

    This is actually a good money saving tip, don't be too quick in throwing out that food that has gone past it's "Best Before"...keep it and it should still be fine for weeks, sometimes even months past that date. All you need to do then is to taste a bit, sniff it, have a sensible look at it and make a judgment call at the time as to whether you think it is still fine to eat...9 times out of 10 it will be.
    • katskorner
    • By katskorner 12th Nov 08, 8:15 PM
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    We had some chick peas that were tinned last week and the date on the tin was best before 2005 - tasted fine!
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  • chocolate.orange
    I just had to spend some money too

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    • Loonytoons
    • By Loonytoons 12th Nov 08, 9:05 PM
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    My postcode is BH1, from below would you say I'm rate 1, dont want to order & get it wrong!

    National Rate 1 - Most of the UK is covered by the National Rate 1 delivery zone. (coloured green on the map below) It includes the postcodes listed in the tables below in purple or green. if your postcode is listed, please select national rate 1. Delivery to these regions is £4.95 per 25kg.
    If you are within a purple zone but your postcode is not listedthen select national rate 2

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    Originally posted by chardanna
    BH1 isn't listed so i'm guessing you're national rate 2, HTH
    • moneysaver12
    • By moneysaver12 12th Nov 08, 9:22 PM
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    Yum! I had a gingerbread latte earlier. Got a bottle of syrup in Starbucks after christmas. Think it was 1/2 price and I've still not finished it. Whittards now do gingerbread syrup I've noticed. £3.50 a bottle.
    Originally posted by Ruth_honey

    How do you make gingerbread latte please, sound very yummy.
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