Today I bought my first wonky veg box from Asda. In an effort to reduce food waste, Asda are rolling out the wonky veg box, containing vegetables that would normally be rejected by supermarkets for their imperfections, in many of their stores. At just £3.50 it is a bargain, especially when compared to what you can pay for a veg box of a similar size elsewhere.
This is what my veg box contained, and most of it is not wonky at all.
I was disappointed that there was only one parsnip, but it doesn’t seem wonky in the least.
One cabbage, also not in the least bit wonky.
One of my two cucumbers had a little discolouration on one side.
My box contained several carrots and I could only find one that could be described as wonky.
A couple of the peppers had a slightly uneven shape.
The leeks were a little on the small side but otherwise perfect.
The same could be said for the onions – small but perfectly formed.
A couple of the potatoes had some green patches, which I assume can be easily cut off. Most were perfect.
I highly recommend this wonky veg box. It is great value for money and by buying it you are doing your bit against food waste, and helping the farmers to sell the vegetables that supermarkets have turned up their noses at until now.