Foodology

SPUD Weekly Staples Box Review

Diana Chan April 3, 2017 British Columbia, product

I’ve heard of SPUD for a long time now, a local online grocery store for Metro Vancouver with fresh, local, and organic grocery options. My fridge was empty leading up the the weekend and I saw a great deal to purchase their weekly staples box filled with goodies for $39.99 and free delivery. It contains over $65 worth of their customer’s favourite weekly staples.

Information! $20 off your first order of $50 or more. Coupon code: “CRVAN-CHADIF“.

  • Must be first time customer, one new customer per household.

Since we are a 2 person household, this would last us longer than a week with what came in the box, plus we don’t always eat dinner everyday at home.

Delivery

They did Sunday delivery to my city, so it was nice to have it arrive on the weekend. You don’t have to be home to receive the package, but I was home anyways. They knock to check if you are home, but if you’re not, they can leave it at the front door, back door or whatever your instructions are.

The Package

My first order came in a large box, but you can also have them deliver it in plastic bins in order to be less wasteful.

Everything was inside and it was insulated with ice packs and dry ice to keep everything cool until you are ready to open it.

Unboxing the Produce

Inside the box, there was:

  • Apples, Gala (local organic) – 4 Medium Apples
  • Bananas (organic) – 6 Bananas
  • Broccoli (organic) – 1 Bunch (~1.5lbs)
  • Carrots, Bunched (organic) – 1 Bunch
  • Cucumbers, Long English Cukes
  • Lettuce, Romaine (organic) – 1 Head
  • Organic 2% Milk – 2 L jug
  • Organic Eggs – Large – 1 dozen
  • Organic Valencia Orange Juice – 1.75L
  • Pears, Danjou (organic) – 2 Medium Pears
  • Unmedicated Free Run Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts –  350 – 600g
  • Wild Onion & Yogurt Potato Chips – 150g

The produce was fresh, in good shape and tasted good. As they are organic, these fruits don’t come cheap. The apples and pears were a fair medium size as well.

There are still stickers on it so it’s easy to identify them. Some fruit is local and some is imported like the organic bananas since bananas aren’t local to the West Coast of Canada.

All the items were perfect staples for the fridge. Beautiful carrots with the tops still intact. You can cook with them or make vegetable stock.

The organic and omega-3 rich eggs were great and I usually get organic free range eggs anyways and they taste a lot more amazing than regular eggs. Something I can’t go back on because we eat so many eggs.

Avalon Organic 2% Milk and Happy Planet Organic Valencia Orange were 2 drinks that came with the package. Very tasty local products, but the orange juice taste pretty tart to me.

One item that I really value the most is quality of meat. The chicken breast that arrived from MapleHill Farms are raised without antibiotics, not fed animal by-products and grain and vegetable fed.

Final Thoughts

This was a good start to seeing the quality of the produce from SPUD. I loved the service and although it is pricier, you know you are getting good quality items from them.

The Weekly Staples Box would be an awesome item for any busy mom to keep the fridge stocked with the essentials.

http://www.spud.ca/

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.