One thing you should probably know about me by now is that I’m a massive sucker for daily deal websites such as Living Social, Groupon, Our Deal, etc. I’ve eaten out a few times using daily deal vouchers, and bought a fruit and veg box from Doorstep Organics as well (with mixed results).
Just recently, I snapped up yet another deal for a fruit and vegetable box – 10kg of fresh produce from Bondi Fruitologist for $49 (normally around $100). I’m so glad I didn’t learn from my negative past experiences. I was really impressed with the contents of the box, and the service as well. I just called up on the Friday morning to order the box, and it was ready for us to pick up on the Saturday morning – with a free 2litre bottle of fresh orange juice thrown in as a freebie!
Included in the box was: A small mixed salad, four carrots, three potatoes, four brown onions, four zucchini, fur tomatoes, four cucumbers, one head of broccoli, two handfuls of green beans, half a celery, two corn cobs, four bananas, four apples, four peaches, four nectarines, four oranges, a punnet of strawberries, a punnet of blueberries, a bunch of green grapes, half a rockmelon, half a pineapple, and the bottle of orange juice. Whew!
I was really pleased with the quality of the produce overall. Unlike some of the produce I received in my last fruit and veg box from Doorstep Organics, everything was still super fresh and firm – nothing was going soft and mushy, and I can see most of the produce lasting the full week (we eat a lot of vegetables and snack on a lot of fruit – at least three pieces each every day!).
I’ve already used a lot of it for a dinner party we held over the weekend. The celery, two tomatoes and an onion went into the base of an Italian-style sauce that I made for a slow-cooked chicken drumstick dish. The potatoes, carrots, zucchini and two other onions were used as sides for a roast dinner. For dessert, I served up the rockmelon, strawberries, blueberries and nectarines as a fruit platter.
Well done Bondi Fruitologist, this box was really impressive and great value. If I didn’t live on the other side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and was actually closer to Bondi, I would come back and buy a lot of my weekly produce from your store!