Sheffield restaurant offering 'Magic Bags' full of sweet treats at a third of the price - here's how you can get your hands on them

People can now assist a Sheffield restaurant in their bid to combat food waste by buying sweet treats at slashed prices.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 3:00 pm

Italian restaurant and deli chain, Carluccio’s, has partnered with surplus food app, Too Good To Go as part of the scheme.

Conscious consumers in the city will be able to rescue surplus sweet treats from their local Carluccio’s Deli in the Meadowhall shopping centre.

A spokesperson for Carluccio’s said: “We are so delighted to be partnering with Too Good To Go to minimise our food waste in Carluccio’s.

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Conscious consumers in the city will be able to rescue surplus sweet treats from their local Carluccio’s Deli in the Meadowhall shopping centre. Picture: Scott Merrylees

"Reducing what we waste is a longstanding ambition for us and, after the year our industry has had, it’s never felt more important to put our money where our mouth is.

"We know that working with Too Good To Go, who have helped so many brands reduce their impact in this way, is the perfect next step for us on this journey. We are really excited to launch the surplus programme as we reopen our restaurants and delis across the UK.”

Too Good To Go lets people buy surplus food and drink from restaurants, grocery stores, pubs and producers to stop it from going to waste.

Those wanting to take part need to download the free Too Good To Go app and search for their nearby Carluccio’s with unsold produce.

They then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’, and collect it at their allotted time.

The Carluccio’s large Magic Bags contain a variety of surplus luxury Italian treats, including Panettone and festive biscuits such as Amaretti, worth at least £29 (if purchased at full price) available to rescue on the app for £9.50.

The small Magic Bags contain a variety of surplus luxury Italian treats worth at least £14 for £4.50.

Paschalis Loucaides, UK Managing Director at Too Good To Go, said: “It’s great to be fighting food waste alongside Carluccio’s. The partnership is helping to ensure that delicious Italian sweet treats do not go to waste and the Magic Bags are already proving popular with our app users. If you’re looking for creative ways to enjoy Panettone year-round, check out our blog for some mouth-watering inspiration.”

To purchase a Magic Bag, download the Too Good To Go App, available via the Apple Store and Google Play.

For more information on Too Good To Go please visit: www.toogoodtogo.co.uk

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