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As a blogger/writer I tell it like it is. No mincing my words, no apologies. I don’t make things up and I don’t exaggerate. I just tell it as it is.

I was given two ready meals from Apetito/Wiltshire Farm foods. I don’t like food waste when I know people go hungry in the UK and rather than bin these two meals that someone had mistakenly ordered I had agreed to eat them myself.

Me being me, I then decided this would be an ideal opportunity to review the meals live on social media. I am a self-proclaimed “foodie” and love experimenting with food at home and enjoy eating out so I always knew I would be a tough cookie when it comes to being a taster.

Ready meals are a real help for elderly people. No struggling to shop and prepare a meal. Simply order by phone and they are conveniently delivered. No waste and no stress.

Little did I expect to find the ” additional extras” in the salmon. If you are short of time, fast forward the video below to the 3minute point to see what I discovered.

I have shared this video on my Facebook page and most people have been grateful for the warning and heads up that any ready meal may contain materials from the production line. They obviously shouldn’t but accidents do happen. Some feel what I have shared will damage the reputation of the company. I very much doubt so, they are the largest supplier of meals to care homes and hospitals in the UK and I doubt very much that anyone will really take any notice!

I am just grateful it was me who discovered the items and reported the incident to Apetito immediately.  Their customer service department were incredibly apologetic and assured me there would be a full investigation into the matter.

Ready meals are a easy way for someone who is elderly and unable or willing to cook from fresh to be able to receive a relatively healthy meal on a regular basis. Oven bake or microwave and there is no preparation at all needed. Many elderly people even eat their meal straight from the container to save washing up. Quite demeaning, but then old age can be, it doesn’t come alone!



Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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