- I can run to the kitchen cupboard mid-order to see if we need rice
- I can have one tab open with my order and one tab open with my recipe, so I don't forget to buy important things (doesn't mean I actually remember to put the bayleaf in the bloody dish when I cook it though)
- I can comparison-shop much more easily
- I can take advantage of special offers more easily (I tend not to bulk-buy if I have to carry the shopping home!)
- The groceries come from the same central warehouse that the store is supplied by - so fresh vegetables and meat tends to last longer
Like the camembert with truffle butter I had this weekend. This stuff is amazing! It's made by a Swiss company, Baer, who seem to be responsible for a lot of the cheapier, less characterful soft cheeses that you see in the supermarket. This cheese is in a totally different class to their other output. It's hexagonal, and I found that a wedge bisecting a side of the hexagon was the perfect size to nestle on a spelt cracker. The bloomy rind has a nice, strong mushroomy smell, and when you cut into it the aroma of the layer of truffle butter complements and doesn't overwhelm that smell. It's not a luscious, ripe and runny camembert but the butter adds richness while the truffles add a bit of luxury. Paul thought that it smelled like his socks. I thought it was sexier than that by a substantial margin. Not an every day indulgence, but a really gorgeous treat.