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Reduce Food Waste with Bargain Brand Food

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This is a sponsored post with Bargain Brand Food: Specialists in short dated food & just past the best before date 

About Bargain Brand Food 

Bargain Brand Food sells a diverse range of branded food, drink and household items which have either short dates or are near the best before date, at a fraction of the costs of other stores. The products are up to 75% cheaper than mainstream supermarkets. The product range varies from food and drink to toiletries but 80% of the products are food and drink based. 

They deliver across the whole of the UK and have a great customer service team to help you with any queries you might have. They have a minimum spend of £22.50.

 

The difference between Best Before and Use By Date 

Best before relates to the quality of the food. You can often eat food that is past its best before date as it’s just a guide. Use by date on the other hand refers to food safety. If a food has a use by date you shouldn’t really eat it past that date. 

Examples of foods that have best before labels are pasta, cereals, vegetables and tinned fruits. 

Examples of foods that have use by dates are fish, meat, dairy products and fruit juices. It’s generally a label used on highly perishable foods.  

Why pay attention to food labels? 

There are three main reasons we should pay attention to food labels. One is to avoid getting food poisoning, two is to save money and three is to reduce our food waste. 

Here’s a few food waste facts for you so you can appreciate the scale of the problem: 

Food waste is a huge problem, not only in the UK but also the rest of the world. Approximately one third of the world’s food goes to waste. That’s roughly 1.3 billion tons every year. The most horrifying part of that is that a lot of the food was still okay to eat!  

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The impact of food waste on the environment

By being mindful of food waste and actively trying to cut down we can help to reduce climate change. Food production, food transportation and rotting food waste all creates greenhouse gases. It’s estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that food waste accounts for 8% to 10% of the total man-made greenhouse gases. Between 6% to 8% of human-caused greenhouse gases would be reduced if we stopped wasting our food. 

By being more mindful about food waste and food consumption we can all help to reduce those numbers. Buying late date food that would otherwise be thrown away is a great way to start. 

You might also like: How To Have A Zero Waste Packed lunch  

What can you buy on the Bargain Brand Food website?  

They sell a whole range of products on the Bargain Brand Food website including, but not limited to: 

  • Alcohol 
  • Baby Care
  • Confectionary 
  • Drinks
  • Groceries
  • Household 
  • Health & Beauty 
  • Packet Food
  • Pets
  • Nuts & Seeds 
  • Teas & Coffees 

To see their full range of products check out their website here. By buying late date foods you’re not only helping to reduce the food waste crisis you’ll also save yourself money. It’s a win-win situation, both for your wallet and our planet.  

My thoughts on Bargain Brand Food

As part of this collaboration with Bargain Brand Food they sent me a large box of goodies to try out. The kids thought it was Christmas as the box was full to the brim with foods that I’d never normally let them have. The Pop Tarts were a clear favourite, closely followed by the Fish & Chips crisps.  

I’d never used a late date online store before so I was intrigued to see what they had to offer. I was happy to see an entire organic section as organic foods can be so expensive!

To give you an example of the money you can save when I looked they had a Heinz Tomato Ketchup for just £1. The RRP is £3 so that’s a huge saving to be had. If you drink alcohol they also sell a range of beers, wines and spirits. When I looked they had a selection of craft beers for only £15.00 with a RRP of 39.50, that’s a saving of £24.50. The products are constantly changing and updating so it’s worth checking back every now and again to see what’s new. Take a look at their website here to see what bargains you can get today.

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