Friday, 21 September 2018

Our most popular blog posts!

Here on the Fruit For The Office blog we post every week, and as we've been around for a while we have a lot of blog posts! This we decided to take a lot at our most read blog posts to see what really gets our readers interested!

  1. The Top 5 Uses For a Lemon in the office!
  2. 10 Types of Apple!
  3. 10 Types of Pear!
  4. #FitFruitFriday - 10 Top Tips for a Healthy Easter!
  5. 15 World's Weirdest Fruits!

What's been your favourite blog of ours? Let us know @office_fruit!

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Profile On: Conference Pears

Conference pears are some of our most popular, as they are generally available throughout the year. If you want to find out more about the conference pear, read on...

What is it?
The Conference pear is a variety of pear, which is an autumn cultivar of the European pear.

What does it look like?
They are long and thin with a bright green skin that is mostly covered in russet from bottom up. They have a smooth-textured flesh, and the flesh can sometimes have a slight pink tint to it.

Other names
They are also known as "Belgium pears"

Where's it from?
It originated in Belgium, hence its other name! It is now grown in Belgium, the Netherlands, Britain and in some parts of France.

When is it available?
The English season is between September and May.

How do I eat it?
You can eat it as an apple, including the stem! They are also delicious baked or cooked.

What does it taste like?
They are sweet and juicy!

What are the health benefits?
As with all fruits and vegetables, there are loads of benefits of eating pears! They are rich in fibre and antioxidants (which help with digestion) and can help control cardiovascular disease and cholesterol as part of a healthy diet.

Know any interesting facts about the Conference pear? Let us know @office_fruit

Monday, 17 September 2018

A is for apple, Z is for.....?

Every now and then here at FFTO HQ we like to challenge our fruit knowledge, and what better way to do so then trying to name fruits for every letter of the alphabet? See below to check how we got on...

A - Avocado
B - Blueberries
C - Cherries
D - Dragon fruit
E - Eggfruit
F - Finger lime
G - Guava
H - Hackberry
I - Indian Prune (plume)
J -  Jambolan
K - Kumquat
L - Lychee
M - Mulberry
N - Nashi Pear (Asian Pear)
O - Olives
P - Prickly Pear
Q - Quince
R - Rambutan
S - Strawberries
T - Tamarind
U - Ugli Fruit
V - Velvet Pink Banana
W - Wolfberry
X - Xigua (Chinese Watermelon)
Y - Yunnan Hackberry
Z - Zig Zag Vine Fruit 

The Velvet Pink Banana!
How is your knowledge of fruits? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 24 August 2018

How to decide what you want from us!

So you're the Office Manager, or the Receptionist, or even the CEO, and you've been asked for a fruit delivery. We know it can sometimes be daunting to work out what people want, and what they will eat. But don't fret - we are here to help! Here's our handy guide to working out what you can order from us, in order to keep your staff healthy and motivated for their working day!

Where are you?

We have a handy postcode sorter on our front page, which will let you know what days we deliver to you. If the delivery is free, then great! That means we will deliver to you in one of our refrigerated vans. If not, your order would go via our courier service, so there is a delivery charge depending on how much fruit you order.

What kind of fruit do you want?

Everyone's different, and we've got you covered!

We have two options of fruit box; a set box, called our Fresh Range, or a bespoke box option, which we call Tailor Made. The Fresh Range is great for people who are just getting started with fruit boxes, as the hand-held pieces are easy to eat, and accessible to everyone. The Tailor Made is where things get really interesting - you can add berries, grapes, melons, in fact, anything that we do! You can of course mix both options to create the perfect box!

Do you want milk?

We know that tea and coffee is super popular in offices, which is why we offer milk alongside your fruit deliveries, so you can get everything in one place! We have all types of cow milk, and we also offer soya and almond milk!

Do you want snacks?

Alongside milk, we also offer snacks such as crisps, biscuits, and for those whose workers like to eat breakfast at their desk, we have a wide range of cereals. We also sell tea and coffee to keep those cupboards stocked! Oh, and did we mention we sell soft drinks and water? No one will ever go hungry or thirsty again!

What's your price range?

 Our Fresh Range is a set price, so you will always know what you are buying. Our Tailor Made is priced per piece, and as fruit prices can fluctuate, you may notice your total can change other the weeks and months. If you have a set budget in mind, just let us know and we will make sure your orders don't go over!

What is "one-off" and "recurring"?

When you place an order online, you may notice there are two options - "one-off" and "recurring". One-off orders are just that, you just want that order that one time. If you select an order to be "recurring" that means you want the order every day you have selected (for example, if you select recurring for Monday, you will receive the order every Monday unless you request otherwise).

If you have any other questions about ordering with us, let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 17 August 2018

What do you do with leftover fruit?

Sometimes you get to the end of the week with your fruit box and you still have fruit leftover. So what can you do with the leftovers so you get the most of it and don't let any of the delicious fruit go to waste? Let us give you some ideas!

Add it to smoothies!

We're always being told to get more of our 5 a day, so why not add any fruit left over into a blender, and make it into a delicious smoothie? Make sure you add banana for smoothness!

Make fruit ice cubes!

Making leftover fruit into ice cubes is dual purpose - not only does it make your drink look fabulous and colourful, it also infuses the drink with fruity flavours as the ice melts. Double win! Just chop up the left over fruit into small pieces, place into ice cube trays, pour over the water and then stick in the freezer. Job's done!

Make sangria!

Summer's still hanging on, so chuck any of that leftover fruit into a jug, pour in some red wine (cheap red wine works best!), leave to chill in the fridge overnight, and bingo! You have a deliciously sweet sangria that will perk up any BBQ or event.

Make fruit sorbet!

If you need a cool delicious treat that's still healthy, use your leftover fruit to make a scrumptious fruit sorbet. Blend the fruit with water and sugar, and pour into an ice cream machine - perfect!

What do you do with your leftover fruit? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 10 August 2018

Go bananas for this fruity fashion!

What's better than fruit? Well, of course it's fruity fashion! If you want to represent a healthy lifestyle by wearing fruit on your chest (or sleeve) we've got just the things for you!

Banana Top - £18

Flower Necklace - £140

Fruity Bikini - £250

Lemon Sundress - £59
Lemon Earrings - £36.08

Lemon Espadrilles - £39

What's your favourite fruity fashion piece? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 27 July 2018

What's in season right now? (July 2018 edition)

We know it's important to some of our customers to update their orders regularly so they're always eating what's in season. After all, what's better than eating fruit when it's at its perfect best!? So, what's in season right now?


We're sure we can hear people around the nation cheering when apricots become available (if the reaction of our customers is anything to go by!). Small but satisfying, these will be eaten quick so grab them straight out your box when your fruit order arrives!

Black cherries

These are absolutely delicious! So juicy and sweet, these have been a firm favourite this month - you cannot go wrong adding a punnet of these to your orders!

English strawberries

The English berry season is brilliant, and especially the strawberries. This year you can expect your strawberries to be big and ever-so sweet, you'll just want to slather them in cream!

Flat peaches

These circular, flat peaches are SO good - don't let the shape put you off, these are some of juiciest peaches you'll ever eat!

All items can be added to your fruit orders here.

What's your favourite fruit from our list? Let us know @office_fruit!

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