This all sounds like a bloody good idea.
The exclusive wonky veg boxes are packed with peculiar potatoes, crooked carrots and curved cucumbers which are all in season, as well as knobbly peppers, cabbages, onions, leeks and parsnips. They’re just £3.50 each,
OK, it’s pretty limited and so on and so on.
But that plus a couple of quid’s worth of “essentials” or the like pasta and canned tomatoes, hmm, maybe £3 or £4 worth, and you could eat heartily, if a bit boringly, for a week. They do actually say it’s enough veg for a family of four for a week but there’s no indication of what the weight actually is. But reasonable to assume they mean two or three of the five a day for those four? Which, for one person, would be plenty. The pasta (you’d eat vast amounts of it, of course) would provide the protein.
What with cooking oil etc you’d be able to eat well for a week for a £10er. Not interestingly, but well.
Do a bit of hanging around the fish and meat counters at 7 pm and for another tenner you’d be eating very well indeed actually.
Which brings to an interesting little point. There’s never been a time in human history when the average bloke could eat well and healthily off 3 hours work a week. It simply never has happened, not even hunter gatherers surveying vast reefs of untouched shellfish ever managed that.
How rich we are, eh?