Going to the supermarket can be a less than enjoyable experience these days, with queueing outside to get in now the norm and a reduced selection of groceries and essentials on offer, all while trying to stay two metres away from everyone else. Many people are turning to food delivery services – but the huge surge in demand has put a strain on the companies offering this service to keep up, and finding an available delivery slot is like stumbling across gold dust.
Here to help alleviate the problem is M&S, which has just launched its own food boxes, which are available to order online. The boxes, of which there are two to choose from – a vegetarian and a non-veggie version – contain all the essentials plus a few treats to get you through the week, including their famous sweets, Percy Pigs.
The vegetarian box costs £30 and contains food items such as basmati rice, vegetable curry, tea, coffee, giant milk chocolate buttons and Percy Pigs, as well as that most lucrative item of all, toilet roll. The non-vegetarian option is £35 and comes with beef bolognese pasta sauce, wild Alaskan red salmon and honey cured ham.
Other items you can find in your box include cans of chopped tomatoes, nuts, baked beans, shortbread, tinned soups, pasta and dark chocolate, however the brand has stated that you may experience potential swaps due to low stock on certain supplies. The website reads: ‘In the event of supply difficulties, we reserve the right to include slightly different products in the M&S Food box – these alternative goods will be of equal quality and value.’
It’s also worth noting that there is a £3.99 delivery fee and priority is being given to those over 70 years old (when it can be proven via a Sparks card).
Owing to Marks and Spencer’s huge popularity and appeal, it’s no surprise that both boxes have already completely sold out, however we suggest keeping an eye on M&S’s website to see when they get more back in stock. You’ll want to move quick!