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Imperfect Foods offers imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality eggs and dairy. They deliver them conveniently to their customers’ doorsteps and pride themselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Boxes are delivered on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and customers are able to customize their boxes as desired. Boxes are able to be skipped as well.
Imperfect Foods packs groceries with care in a recyclable cardboard box (along with insulation and gel packs if you order refrigerated items). In light of the outbreak of COVID-19, they have suspended their Packaging Return Program until further notice and will alert subscribers when this resumes. In the mean time, they provide clear details on the nature of all packaging materials used including what it is made of and how it can be recycled.
I selected the following items for my first Imperfect Foods box:
~Conventional Avocados (3 ct) $1.49: These smaller than avocados at my local grocery store, but equally delicious.
~Conventional Broccoli Crowns (2 ct) $2.89: I am not sure what the imperfection with these broccoli crowns was? They looked perfect to me.
~My Artisano – Soft Ripened Brie Cheese (4 oz) $5.99: No imperfection wth this one, I believe it was just excess inventory.
~Misfit Foods Sweet Potato and Chicken Sausage with Andouille Seasoning (12 oz) $5.99: I believe this was just excess inventory. We had these for dinner the other night and I was amazed by how good they are. They were super flavorful and had a bit of a kick to them.
~Conventional Strawberries (1 ct) $2.99: Not as pretty as my grocery store strawberries, but they tasted just as good.
~Conventional Red Seedless Grapes (2 lb) $4.49: No visible issue at all with these. I do want to note that not all of these prices are lower than my local grocery store (Kroger). For example 2lbs of red grapes at Kroger is currently on sale $1.76 (reg. price $3.98). I just assumed the prices would be lower and thought I would check out a few to confirm and was pretty surprised to see they were higher in many cases.
~Conventional Cherries (2 lb) $5.99: Again, I am not sure what the issue is with these, but they looked and tasted great to us.
~Roth Wisconsin Selection Cheese & Snack Tray (4.1 oz) (2) ($4.99/each) $9.98: These were excess inventory and from my research were available on United Airlines flights for $10 per tray. I happily would pay $10/tray for these on a flight (airport rules apply on flights too), so I was thrilled to score these for 1/2 the price.
~Olli Calabrese Salami Asiago Crackers Snack Tray (2 oz) $3.99 and Olli Genoa Salami Fontina Crackers Snack Tray (2 oz) $3.99: Another excess inventory situation. These are $4.99 per tray at Walmart and other stores, so these were a score as well. They make a perfect on the go snack.
~Conventional Sweet Potatoes (1 lb) $0.99: I am not sure what the issue with these are? Maybe just smaller than normal? Regardless I love sweet potatoes and don’t mind the mini size at all.
~Alp & Dell – Wisconsin Cheese Tray (2.9 oz) (2) ($3.99/each) $7.98: Yet another excess inventory item here. I am guessing these are from an airline or hotel, but cannot locate any additional details.
I also ordered the following items but did not receive them in my box:
~Conventional Cucumber (2 ct) $1.25
~Conventional Blueberries (6 oz) $2.99
~Conventional Mango (2 ct) $2.65
~Conventional Apples (4 ct) $1.05
I reached out to Imperfect Foods via their online Chat when I realized these items were missing from my delivery and they apologized and issued a credit right away.
All totaled (after my credit for missing items) my Imperfect Foods box totaled $56.76. As I mentioned not everything was a deal, but I was impressed with the quality of the items I received and loved all my Excess Inventory deals!
Have you tried Imperfect Foods? What did you think? If you are interested in checking them out you can use my referral link to save $10 on your first box. They may currently have a Waitlist in your area, but it seems to move pretty quickly (I was on the waitlist for 2-3 weeks before my first delivery).