Food boxes launched by supermarkets at the beginning of the lockdown have been a lifeline for many shoppers who can’t get out to their local stores. Though initially the shops were offering boxes of essential groceries, popularity has soared as brands have introduced new versions including takeaway-style foods and barbecue selections for home delivery. Marks and Spencer has added a new option to its range this week, and it’s sure to be a hit among dieters.
The M&S Count on Us range takes out the guesswork and offers complete meals with a low calorie content.
The convenient options can be delivered direct to your door for £4.99, on a day of your choice.
The light dishes can go straight into the fridge, or can be frozen if you want to save them for later, making meal planning that little bit easier.
It could also be a good option for those who have less time to cook, with the meals taking as little as four minutes to heat up in the microwave.
The new addition joins the rest of the Marks and Spencer food box range, which are priced from £20 to £40.
The cheapest options are the Seasonal Fruit and Seasonal Vegetables boxes, which are both just £20 for a selection of fresh food.
However, there are limits for customers wanting to order the boxes, with just two of each type allowed per customer.
The delivery options were initially created for those who were shielding or more vulnerable and therefore unable to head out to the shops to pick up essential items.
However, they’ve been so popular that customers are hoping that the service will continue even when the lockdown is over.
“Absolutely thrilled with this box of veggies,” one user wrote on the website. “An excellent selection all very fresh and nicely chilled, so much better than most of the ones we try from other online delivery services, and with good sell-by dates too. I really hope Marks & Spencer’s do not stop providing these excellent boxes once lockdown completely eases.”