Morrisons launches a Ramadam essentials food box for Muslim customers

MORRISONS is launching a food box with all of the essentials that you might need to break your fast during Ramadan.

The boxes will be available for home delivery so customers don't have to leave their homes during the coronavirus lockdown to pick up the necessities.

During the holy month of Ramadan, which starts on Thursday, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset.

Inside the Ramadan box, customers will get a range of foods and dried goods including onions, new potatoes, dates, chicken breasts and masala sauce.

The supermarket has added the hamper to its existing range of food boxes, including the vegetarian and family meat box.

The idea behind the boxes is to save customers time on their weekly shop as they're supposed to contain everything that you might need.

What comes in a Ramadan box?

CUSTOMERS aren't able to choose exactly what goes into their food box as it depends on which products are available at the time.

But Morrisons does say that a typical box contains:

  • 400g pack Madina Mixed Dates
  • 750g Jar Indus Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • 500g pack Shalimar Raw Almonds
  • 1kg KTC Hot & Spicy Chicken Fry Mix
  • 80g pack Rajah Chicken Masala
  • 80g pack Rajah Chaat Masala
  • 1 litre Rubicon Mango Juice Drink
  • 1 litre Laila Piri Piri Sauce
  • 4 pack Medium Onions
  • 1kg bag Baby New Potatoes
  • 1kg pot Lancashire Farm Natural Bio Yogurt
  • 650g pack Shazans Select Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 1.6kg – 2kg pack Shazans Select Peri Peri Chicken Platter
  • 2 packs Morrisons 6 Stonebaked White Pitta
  • 1 pack Morrisons 6 Stonebaked Wholemeal Pitta

But you can't chose exactly what goes in the box as it depends on the availability of the products so you won't know what you've ordered until it arrives.

At the start of the lockdown, Morrisons sold around 10,000 food boxes a week but now expects it to grow to 200,000 boxes in the coming weeks.

The Ramadan boxes cost £35 each, making it cheaper than its family meat box which costs £45.

It's not clear if shoppers can save any money by buying a box, rather than buying the products individually, or how many people it will feed and for how long.

Customers can order the boxes on the Morrisons website here – you won't be able to pick one up in store.

Noor Ali, Morrisons world foods senior buying manager, said: " Our food boxes are a lifeline for many customers at this very difficult time and are providing essential food to people that either cannot leave their home or struggle to reach the supermarket."

The supermarket today announced that it will keep stores open later to make it easier for customers to shop during lockdown.

Morrisons said its NHS shopping times will still take place from 6am to 7am, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 9.30am on Sundays – a move which sees the supermarket deliberately break Sunday trading laws to help healthcare workers.

It has also recently unveiled a new partnership with Deliveroo where customers can get items delivered in 30 minutes.

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