Oddbox Fruit&Veg box
Oddbox is a subscription service based in the UK that delivers fruit and vegetable boxes filled with “wonky” or imperfect produce straight to customers’ doorsteps. These are fruits and veggies that may have been deemed unsuitable by supermarkets due to their appearance, but are still perfectly fit for consumption. Oddbox aims to tackle food waste by rescuing these items and providing them to customers at a reduced price. They also give priority to sourcing their produce from local farms and suppliers, and offer various box sizes and customization options to meet different requirements and preferences.
- Reducing food waste: By rescuing wonky produce that would otherwise be thrown away, Oddbox helps to cut down on food waste and its impact on the environment.
- Supporting local farmers: Oddbox sources its produce from local farms and suppliers, which can help to support small-scale farmers and reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
- Convenience: Customers can have fresh, healthy produce delivered straight to their doors on a regular basis, without the need to head to the shops.
- Cost savings: As Oddbox sells imperfect produce at a reduced price, customers may be able to save money on their weekly shop.
- Limited availability: At present, Oddbox only delivers to certain areas of the UK, so it may not be an option for everyone.
- Limited selection: As Oddbox specialises in rescuing wonky produce, customers may not have as much variety in their boxes compared to other subscription services.
- Imperfect appearance: Although the produce is perfectly good to eat, some customers may be put off by the appearance of the wonky fruits and vegetables.
The contents of an Oddbox can vary depending on the season and the availability of produce. However, you can generally expect to receive a mix of fruits and vegetables, including staples such as potatoes, carrots, onions, and apples, as well as more unusual items like purple sprouting broccoli or heritage tomatoes. The produce is always fresh and may be organic, depending on its availability and sourcing.
Oddbox offers a range of box sizes to suit different needs and household sizes:
- The Mini box: ideal for 1-2 people, containing 5-6 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
- The Small box: perfect for 1-2 people, containing 8-10 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
- The Medium box: suitable for 2-4 people, containing 10-12 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
- The Large box: great for larger households or enthusiastic cooks, containing 14-16 varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Additionally, Oddbox allows you to customise your box by choosing which items you'd like to receive or adding extra produce to your box.