Last October the Scottish Parliament passed legislation that requires all retailers to charge 5p a carrier bag, to reduce carrier bag waste and encourage use of re-usable bags. We generally remember to take a carrier bag with us whenever we’re going shopping, but sometimes we don’t take enough or buy more than can fit in the bag!
So I was delighted when I was given the opportunity to test out the My Buddy Box. A foldable box/crate that is handy to carry and pop in the trolley when you’re shopping and folds out into a good sized box for your shopping.
We always do our big shop at Aldi’s and if you’ve been there you will know that they speed all the items through as quickly as possible, making it really difficult to get all the items into the bags properly. With the larger reusable bags they tend to collapse in on themselves until filled up a bit more, so it’s a bit of a faff sometimes.
The My Buddy Box folds out and has rails that slide out to make it really sturdy and easy to place all the items inside. I was really impressed at how easy it was to fit the shopping in. Our only issue is that it was too small for our full weekly shop and still needed a small reusable bag as well. But it’s much better than the 3-4 bags we used to bring with us!
I took a little video of us racing the Aldi sales assistant to get our shopping in quicker than they could the scan them for the alternative #Aldichallenge.
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Disclaimer: I was given a My Buddy Box as compensation for this honest review.