A savvy shopper has revealed how she scored an impressive fresh produce haul for almost half the price charged by supermarkets amid soaring grocery prices.
The bargain hunter scored around $117 worth of fresh fruit and vegetables for $54 by opting to purchase a box of misshapen produce online instead of buying from a supermarket.
"If you haven't already heard of Funky Food AU jump on it," wrote the shopper in a Facebook post.
"$54 delivered to your door for all this produce that would otherwise be going to landfill because it doesn't look pretty enough for the shops," she wrote.
The shopper snapped a photo of the fresh produce she received in her $54 box from Funky Food, which included avocados, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, bananas, apples, lemons, oranges, capsicum, onions and even iceberg lettuce.
"I think currently it's Brisbane based only but if enough of us all get on board I'm sure they'll expand! Spot the whole lettuce," joked the shopper.
Shopper shares secret to $63 saving on fresh produce
The Brisbane shopper told Yahoo News Australia that she first discovered the Funky Food service when scrolling through Instagram.
"I stumbled across it on Instagram, maybe a sponsored ad, and this was the first box I've received. I think they're a reasonably new company – a few months maybe," she explained.
She said she would "absolutely" recommend the service to Aussie shoppers who are trying to save on groceries amid rising prices.
When asked how she calculated the $63 saving, the shopper revealed she input the items she received in the box into the Woolworths app and it came to $117.
"Plus the items I got are much larger than supermarket produce so it would be an even bigger saving if you went by weight," she revealed.
She also explained that purchasing fresh produce from Funky Food saves the "funny-looking" fruit and vegetables from going into landfill.
Shoppers blown away by fruit and veggie haul
Hundreds of Aussie shoppers were blown away by the Brisbane fruit and veggie delivery service, with people claiming it was "awesome" and "ABSOLUTELY amazing".
"This is such an amazing idea," wrote one shopper.
"This goes to landfill? We are utterly spoilt! Nothing wrong with those items at all," wrote a second.
"That lettuce is worth the price by itself lol," joked a third.
What is Funky Food?
Funky Food is a Brisbane-based delivery service for people who can purchase "funny-looking" fruit and vegetables which would otherwise be destined for landfill at a discounted price.
According to Funky Food, the service sources high-quality produce from Australian farms – meaning customers are supporting local farmers with every box.
The company claims that its produce costs "30 to 50 per cent" less than normal-looking produce at a supermarket.
Who offers imperfect fresh produce near you?
Some Facebook users lamented that Funky Food only delivers to customers in Brisbane and the surrounding area.
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