Abel and Cole The Organic Source for London


 

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We have been using Abel & Cole since the 31st of January 2008 and have yet to find a negative aspect of this so wonderful company who offer a good quality selection of fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, dairy products, bread, store cupboard items and deli items, not forgetting ethical cleaning bits and pieces

With our very first order we chose the mixed organic fruit and veg box at £14.80 and we still get it, it is now only £15.95 still extremely fantastic value considering the current prices for organic fruit and veg in the supermarkets in fact Abel and Cole are consistently lower in price that the leading supermarkets.

The delivery used to be free and it is only in the last 2 months that they have had to start asking for 99p yes a whole 99 pence for delivery and speaking about the delivery each area of London is given a delivery day ours is Wednesday and our delivery is always made before 8am, the driver knows that I am up very early (05:30) and Molly usually lets the driver in to the apartment block at about 06;30 on her way out.

I have just got to mention the receipt they send with your order not only a receipt but a recipe card, a newsletter and other relevant info.

You will find that when ordering you can choose from just one time deliveries, weekly, every 2 weeks or for just one item every 8 weeks in fact Abel and Cole go out of their way to accommodate your delivery wishes.

We have a regular delivery every three weeks of the mixed organic fruit and veg box, organic eggs and the organic chicken legs at around £3.50 for a pack of 2. The weekend before our delivery we go online to see the special offers and order the extras we want for the next week or two, we spend on average £25 to £50 pounds every 3 weeks for a good 2 to 3 weeks worth of meals. It is a great service for fresh produce and home delivery

You can also say what you like and dislike in the fruit, veg and salad boxes and if there is something you don’t like it won’t appear in your box, it will be replaced with something else, it would be nice to state what you would like but remember they can only put in what the farmer has supplied they won’t accept and the farmer won’t supply substandard produce so trust them they really do know what they are doing.

The website is very easy to use, and you can see a week in advance what will be in your box, so you can add any extras you need and plan your meals. You can also see exactly what it will cost. You can add in your holidays on the website as well so they know when you don’t need a delivery.

After a long wait they have a cookbook too It’s called ‘Cooking Outside the Box, The Abel and Cole Seasonal, Organic Cookbook’. You can order through their website or through amazon.co.uk

As a chef I believe that the fruit, veg and meats and fish that they supply can really inspire the whole family in the kitchen and being a chef I just have a thing about the reality that everything supplied is in its own season just as it should be. Abel and Cole demonstrate you can get first-class, traditional service from an internet based company.

To conclude the quality of produce is a cut above the supermarkets organic ranges, and thus far it really works out slightly more easy on the pocket.This is a company that knows how to care for its patrons and I can’t commend it highly enough.

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