Too Good to Go food app
Orangesandlemons77 · 22/06/2022 15:14
I have just picked up by first bag from Too Good to Go- from Pret. It's really nice I got 2 Thai veg soups, a falafel wrap and a macaroni cheese...
It's an app to reduce food waste, mine cost £4 but i think it would have come to about £12.
So I just wondered if others use it and what you would recommend?
ThreeRingCircus · 22/06/2022 15:22
We use it! Gregg's are good although sometimes I've had a LOT of bread (good for freezing though)and the local Costa usually allow you to pick what you want from a selection (e.g any of the sandwiches dated today and any of the cakes.) Although I've picked up from a different Costa in a neighboring town and they didn't let you pick your own items so I may just be lucky with our local one.
Gingerkittykat · 22/06/2022 15:25
I got one from an M and S service station.
I got one of their best ever prawn sandwiches, a chicken and pasta ready meal, a pack of chocolate hot cross buns, a bunch of bananas and a small pack of courgette and feta parcels.
My DD has had a couple from Tim Hortons and got loads of Timbits and about 3 filled dougnuts each time. She loves those boxes but I personally wouldn't spend that much on junk food.
She also got a Starbucks bag once. She got a cheese and ham toastie and some pastries which was pretty rubbish.
I think it's a lottery, a FB group I'm on regularly has pictures of TGTG boxes, some are really rubbish and some are amazing.
Wafflehouse · 22/06/2022 15:27
It’s not very good where I live, it only really covers Greggs and Nero type places and although I’ve picked up a good amount of food in the bags it’s not stuff I would usually buy so tend not to use it much. I changed the settings on my app to see what was available in the area my mum lives in and it’s amazing how different it is in different areas, she has carveries, restaurants and small local grocers putting bags up.
I think it depends on what places have signed up to it in your area as to how good it is.
Stroopwaffels · 22/06/2022 16:14
Yes, have been using it for a couple of years and it's great. Best bags are the M&S / BP garage ones which usually great stuff in and are good value. We have three teenage kids in the house so everything gets hoovered up quickly.
The Starbucks/Costa bags I'm not so keen on, the price might be 25% of original selling price, but when they're charging £4 for a muffin originally, it's still not great.
ArcheryAnnie · 22/06/2022 16:20
I love too good to go. I work in central London so am surrounded by places signed up to it.
I am a fan of the Ole and Steen magic bags - but only the central London ones, which have a lot in and are v good value. I got a bag from the High Street Ken branch which was stingy. Some of the grocery ones are fantastic, and one of the local Costas is very generous.
ShinyPikachu · 22/06/2022 16:27
I've downloaded it and deleted it multiple times in the last couple of years.
There's never anything near us and even if I get a push notification saying there's stuff locally when I go on it it tells me it sold out the day before.
We don't have most of the businesses mentioned so far which probably doesn't help. I can imagine it would be much better in a city than in a smaller town.
PushItUpButtercup · 22/06/2022 16:29
Tiepose · 22/06/2022 15:43
I got one from a posh bakery. They gave me a quiche and two doughnuts but seemed to treat me and dcs with contempt for having signed up for it.
That experience has rather put me off doing it again!
I had the same experience from a stall at a farmer's market in London, very upmarket and I'm surprised the stall holder could see me from all the way up there on her high horse
HopingForMyRainbowBaby · 22/06/2022 16:38
I've used it a couple times once at costcutter I think and the second at one stop. The first one I ended up with a fuck ton of pepper pig yogurts, some bread, double cream and a few other things. The second time I got 4 gammon steaks which I froze, some new potatoes, pizza flavoured cheese strings, a cheese and onion roll and 2 chicken tikka slices all cost less than a fiver. I really want to try the greggs and Costa ones but always seem to miss those. I find it ideal when money is a bit tight towards pay day
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