As a regular shopper, you may have come across packaging/containers that are "BPA Free" or foods that are organic, natural, fair trade and local. Here's a quick guide on what these terms mean, what is actually regulated.Read More
As we look at drastically reducing the amount of food waste in the world, it's not hard to see that there are a lot of other things that create unnecessary waste. The biggest ones appear to be one time use items that we use daily.Read More
There's that dreaded "S" word: Saveeeee... Yikes. It's tough to save a chunk of money every so often in a set account. But, what if you could earn rewards, points or save automatically just from doing things you already do? Here's a list of tech hacks we use:Read More
Although there is no award for best grocery shopper, its worth making these weekly trips efficient, fast and also environmentally sound.
So what does it take to have an epic and enjoyable trip? The secret is all in the preparation. Like, before you even set foot into the store.Read More
While Flashfood tackles the problem of food waste from grocery stores, a related issue is bought food that is thrown out at home, which can be scraps, leftovers, or forgotten items pushed to the back of your fridge. In Canada, a whopping 45% of total food waste is thrown out at home! There are many things you can do to prevent this - not only benefiting the environment but also realizing that one in nine people across the world are malnourished.Read More
This might not come as a surprise to you, but your current buying habits are dictated by a company's need to sell and move products, i.e. marketing. Grocery is no exception. We've been trained to never buy the last perfectly edible watermelon in the bin. We've also been taught to mistakenly misunderstand a food's best before date as the food's expiry date.Read More