Beautiful people eat “ugly” fruit
Food waste has severe consequences, not only ethical but also for the environment. The unnecessary waste of resources used in the production process and the carbon dioxide and methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of food that is not consumed are all greatly detrimental to our environment.
The truth is that, when grocery shopping, most of us will opt for the so-called ‘perfect’ fruit and vegetables in terms of shape, colour and size. Unfortunately, this ends up restricting consumption to foods that meet certain aesthetic standards and results in a waste of around 30% of what is produced by farmers in Europe.
In an effort to curb the waste at the hypermarket and promote more ethical shopping practices, Lagos Intermarché has a new campaign specifically designed to prove that ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies are just as good as the prettier ones. When visiting the store’s fruit and vegetable section, shoppers will now find boxes with various foods that, at first glance, would not be chosen for their appearance, but which are in perfect condition for eating. With a maximum weight of up to 2kg, the content of these boxes is a random selection of produce.
Christmas is one of the most awaited times of the year, and Lagos Intermarché wants to give clients a helping hand in preparing this year’s table. Made on the spot, with fresh products and, best of all, to order, the hypermarket’s homemade products are certainly a good choice for this Christmas. From unique options at the butcher’s, such as Bolo-Rei made with minced meat or a Christmas log, through the offerings at the fish counter, like stuffed vegetables or salmon and codfish kebabs, and, of course, sweets. You will find homemade pastries such as seasonal fruit tarts or red fruit tarts with a chocolate or vanilla base or in miniature versions. Visit the hypermarket and place your order for this Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Teas with personality
Supporting national brands has always been a priority for Intermarché and the Lagos shop embodies this mission, continuing the partnership with Companhia Portugueza de Chá. With a wide range of teas from different origins, the shelves at the hypermarket now feature a new range from the national brand, fresh and invigorating, with mint, orange, lemongrass, nettle leaves, liquorice, mallow and roses. For a calming and balancing feel, the Tisana Nº21 is organic and made with cinnamon, cardamom, liquorice, fennel, ginger and roses. Or take a little “trip” in the morning with the Russian Breakfast, which contains black tea and citrus essential oils. For the cooler months, cosy up with a cup of the ginger, apple and rose organic tea. Whichever blend you choose, hot or cold, you really can’t go wrong with a nice cuppa.