The first of the plum harvest
Ginger Toast with Banana for breakfast today, 22p

Approved foodsHad my very first Approved Foods at a bargainous price. I’d never really fancied what they did before, there seemed to be too many cakes, chocolates and biscuits. Not that there is anything wrong with those, in moderation. It’s the moderation bit I struggle with, if they are in the house, they are screaming at me until they get eaten. They don’t even have to get eaten by me, so long as they are no longer there.

Anyway, I had a look and found enough of interest to place an order. Got several cans of black and green olives for 40p each, several 500g pks of aduki beans for 20p each, that has got to be the makings of the cheapest bean burgers ever!

Some Finish Powerball dishwasher tablets at 11p each, although after placing the order, I went to the Aldi at the bottom of my daughter’s road and found they had some own brand ones there, that Which had recommended, at much the same price, oh well. Strong white flour, 2 x 3kg at 50p each (twice the size of normal packs), 4 pks of what turned out to be Tesco multigrain pasta at 25p each, quite a few dark Snickers for DP at 20p each and the most massive 2.5kg pack of vegetable bouillon I have ever seen at just £1. And several other things as well.

AP sell foods that are very near, or even past, their ‘best before’ date, everything is perfectly good to use, nothing is sold that is past a ‘use by’ date

So if you, like me, haven’t really fancied looking at them before, or maybe you hadn’t heard of them, maybe now is the time to have a look and see if you find anything you fancy. As a certain supermarket says, every little helps.

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The first of the plum harvest
Ginger Toast with Banana for breakfast today, 22p