So ... my new Challenge is Two Weeks Living on a Box.
Nooo ... I am not balancing on a box for a fortnight, I am eating from the contents of a box designed to feed two people for one week. But as I am only one person and do not wish to share this Challenge, the food should last me two weeks, with careful storage.
Morrisons have been doing various food boxes since just after the start of the Coronavirus pandemic but they were for meat eaters or vegetarians, and then last week they launched the Vegan Food Box and I spotted it mentioned on one of the groups I am in on Facebook.
The British Food Box - £45
They do a basic food box with a mix of meat and groceries for £35, and also this British Food box for ten pounds more.
The Gluten Free Box £35
And then the one I have chosen - The Vegan Food Box.
It caught my imagination straight away and I had an 'Aha ... that's a good new Challenge' moment. After looking around on social media I found that someone had already priced up the contents of the box if you were to go and shop for the individual items at Morrisons for yourself, and seemingly the cost of all the items combined adds up to just over the £34 mark. So with delivery to your home address included in the price of the box it seems that this is very good value.
We shall see won't we!!
So what does the box contain exactly, the blurb on the Morrisons page says this:
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What's in the box?
Designed to feed two for a week, this box contains vegan ingredients to help you enjoy a balanced vegan lifestyle at home. You'll find fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, grains, nuts and vegan protein products like meat-free sausages and meatless mince.
Your box will include the items listed below, or comparable products of similar value:
KTC Chickpeas 500g
Morrisons Shredded Jackfruit in Sweet and Smoky BBQ Sauce 150g
Morrisons Wholefoods Cous Cous 500g
Di Martino Gaetano Pasta 500g
Pure Sunflower Spread 500g
Alpro Fresh Almond Unsweetened Drink 1L
Heck Meat Free Sausages 400g
Alpro Plain Unsweetened No Sugars 500g
Morrisons Almonds 200g
Violife Dairy Free Cheese Alternative 200g
Morrisons Wonky Carrots 1kg
Morrisons Brown Onions 1kg
Morrisons The Best Sweet Baby Peppers 250g
Morrisons Baby Spinach 160g
Morrisons The Best Wholemeal Sunflower Seed & Spelt Farmhouse 800g
Morrisons Baby Potatoes 1kg
Morrisons Royal Gala Apples 6 per pack
Morrisons Passata 500g
Morrisons Vegan Savoury Stock Pots 4 x 28g
Morrisons Apple & Cinnamon Crisp Granola 500g
Morrisons V TASTE No chicken strips
The Meatless Farm Co Meat Free Mince 400g
Lotus Original Caramelised Biscuits 250g
Please accept our apologies. Our image, above, is incorrect and instead of Morrisons Pasta Sauce you will receive Morrisons Passata. We are working on updating the image as soon as possible.
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So using the listed items as a starting point I am having a little go at menu planning over the weekend, when my box is delivered on Monday I will know for sure what my box contains and will be able to tweak the menu plan if necessary.
If you want to have a look on the Morrisons website for yourself this is the LINK to the Food Boxes page.