Spud.ca is a ‘local and organic’ grocery delivery service. They serve Gabriola, and a bunch of other places, too. A while back I blogged about Spud, because I was thinking about signing up. I did sign up, finally, and have been a Spud customer for a while now. I thought I’d let you know how it’s going.
I love this service. Some of the things I buy from Spud are fresh fruit and veggies, baked goods, soap, shampoo, cleaning products, computer paper, and baking ingredients. There are also snacks, canned goods, prepared soups, frozen things, coffee, and… oh my. They’ve got quite a range of stuff. The Spud.ca website is fun and easy to use, and I can change my order if I decide not to get the apples after all this week, or realize that I should have ordered baking soda or that I need extra coffee.
Spud comes to Gabriola once a week. On delivery day, the Spud guy leaves my order on my doorstep. It’s like being visited by the grocery fairy.
I like shopping for groceries while wearing PJs and sipping a bit of scotch at 1 am. Very civilized, yes? Also: no line-ups.
Spud doesn’t carry everything I buy, so I still visit regular grocery stores. Shopping at Spud has made me way more aware of store prices, though. When an item I see at Village Foods is two dollars cheaper at Spud, it makes me realize that Village Foods is quite expensive. So now I’ve turned into the kind of shopper my mom always wanted me to be: I note prices, and what I can’t get at Spud I buy in Nanaimo. (Village Foods is for last-minute things only now.) I’m saving quite a bit of money this way; perhaps I’ll donate what I save to the Gabriola Commons or PHC.
Now, Spud doesn’t know I’m writing this, and I get no benefit from telling you I like them. But like them? Oh yes, I do. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to order my groceries.
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