Every day, delicious and fresh food goes to waste at local businesses just because it hasn’t sold in time.
However, one app is trying to eradicate this problem- and also save you a chunk of money while you are at it.
Too Good To Go lets you rescue a ‘Magic Bag’ of food from big name brands and chains so it gets eaten instead of wasted.
However, you won’t know exactly what’s in your order until you pick it up – it’s all part of the surprise.
In some cases, these Too Good To Go bags are more than a two thirds cheaper than the retail price of individual items.
Paschalis Loucaides, UK managing director for Too Good To Go said: “One third of all food produced globally is wasted and this is having a damaging impact on our planet.
In fact, food waste accounts for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. By doing something as simple as reducing delicious surplus food from Lancashire restaurants, retailers and producers through the Too Good To Go app everyone can play a part in tackling the problem.
“From fresh groceries, to pastries, cakes, sandwiches and salads, there is something for everyone. And, every Magic Bag saved takes a bite out of the country’s food waste – it’s a win-win!”
Which Blackburn stores and deals can I find on the app
The Good To Go App updates everyday- but you will need to act fast as bag numbers are limited.
Here are some of the Too Good To Go bags that were available in Blackburn today- some may still be avaliable right now so check the app to see:
Rhode Island Coffee, The Mall, Blackburn
Description: “Freshly made sustenance-to-go such as sandwiches, salad, tray bakes, cakes and more”.
Price: £3.09 (original price for items was £9.23)
Spar, Preston New Road, Blackburn
Description: “A selection of grocery items that could include fruits, vegetables, cakes, pastries, snacks and meat.”
Price: £3.05 (was £10)
One Stop, Walmsley Street, Rishton
Description: “A selection of fruits, vegetables and grocery items.”
Price: £3.30 (was £10)
Greggs, King William Street, Ewood
Description: “You can expect to receive a mixture of sandwiches, bakes and sweet treats.”
Price: £2.59 (was £8)
Morrisons, Railway Road
Description: “Rescue a Market Street Magic Bag which could consist of a range of fruit, veg, bakery, cakes and maybe even cheese!
“All items will be past the best before date but still perfectly good to eat.”
Price: £3.09 (was £10)
Costa Coffee, The Peel Centre, Whitebirk Drive
Description: “Delicious food-to-go such as salads, pastries, sandwiches or cakes.”
Price: £3 (was £10)
Cinnabon, Euro Garages, Frontier Park
Description: « A delicious selection of amazing cinnabons; chocolate, caramel and the original classic.”
Price: £5.40 (was £16.30)
Oodles Chinese, Victoria Street
Description: “Your box may include noodles, rice, and a wide range of chicken dishes.”
Price: £3 (was £9)
Starbucks, Blackburn Beehive, Haslingden Road
Description: “Items could range from sandwiches, wraps, toasties, paninis, crunchy salads, sweet treats, yoghurts, juices, healthy snacks and your favourite pastry items.”
Price: £5 (was £15)
To get your Magic Bags, download the Too Good To Go: End Food Waste app.