Y’all know how much I hate food waste. I know it can feel impossible to try and minimize your waste (especially during a pandemic), but I do believe there’s still a lot we can be doing to help the earth right now. Companies like Imperfect Foods is around to make joining the fight against food waste that much easier.
I’m not going to rehash everything I already said about Imperfect Foods in my first blog post, so I’ll just link that here for you. But here are some immediate things you need to know now:
- Imperfect Foods allows you to save food from the supply chain that would normally get thrown out because it doesn’t meet standards for selling at the store (cosmetically, coding or tagging issues, etc.)
- With Imperfect Foods, I have so far saved 169 pounds of food, 6,760 gallons of water, and 576 pounds of CO2.
- When you order a box through Imperfect Foods you can customize it based on what you need for the week! No more guessing what the box will hold. You get full control of what’s inside—and it’s not just produce anymore!
While Imperfect Foods offers so many great options, I have a few that I consistently order every week. So here are a few of my favorite picks from my Imperfect Foods box customization.
Even though I live near a ShopRite in Brooklyn, I have a really hard time finding good seeded bread. So when I open up Imperfect Foods for a customization on Monday’s, it’s the first thing I go for. And since it’s one of the first things to go in their customizations, I’m clearly not the only one who loves it.
Of course I can get this kind of meat at the store. But the same quality and the same price? Not even close. Because of Imperfect Foods I can enjoy really good meat. Pork chops, chicken sausage, seafood, grass-fed beef, steak, and so much more. Even this week’s customizations said Mahi Mahi was available!
While Imperfect Foods sources “imperfect” foods from all over, they also have their own line of goods that you can shop. Their blue tortilla chips are a personal fave, which I recently used to make a huge pan of nachos.
Along with the tortilla chips, olive oil is also available through the Imperfect Foods line, and the bottles are at a really decent price. For just TK I can snag a bottle of olive oil that will last is a few months at least. If you’ve ever shopped for olive oil before, you know that price is too good to be true.
Dried fruit and nuts
I plan on making a huge batch of my honey peanut butter granola soon, and this time around I was thinking about making it with some nuts and dried fruits. Hence why I bought these huge bags of them. You can add all kinds of snacks to your Imperfect Foods box like these, but also sauces, chips, dried fruit, and so much more.
Yep, you heard me. You can get packs of La Croix. I absolutely hate buying a pack of La Croix at the store and carrying it over to the apartment. Thanks to Imperfect Foods, I can have it delivered to me and the only carrying I have to do is from the lobby to my apartment. They truly are a gift that keeps on giving.
Did you know that Imperfect Foods was originally called Imperfect Produce? That’s because their original offerring was simply a box of funky looking fruits and veggies—all of those perfectly edible “rejects” the store doesn’t take. As you can see, the produce looks perfectly fine to eat. But thanks to our wacky food system, if our food looks “imperfect” in any sense, it’s discarded. It’s an incredibly wasteful system, and I’m so thankful there are companies like Imperfect Foods that help us to fight that terrible system by doing some good right at home.
That’s just a small taste of my favorites! So if this is a service that sounds like something you need in your life, snag your first box here and you can get a $10 discount!