A FAMILY use their freezer as a convenient place to store food they should just chuck in the bin, it has emerged
The Bradford family’s freezer, which should more accurately be called ‘the food graveyard’, currently holds half-portions of tomato sauce, chicken breasts frozen a few days after their use-by date and multiple bags of vegetables purchased in 2019.
Mum Emma Bradford said: “That fillet of salmon that’s been in the fridge a bit too long? You can’t throw it away, that’s wasteful. So the freezer is essentially a massive bin for leftovers, a place where we store our guilt as well as nine bags each containing a single soft tortilla.
“We put things in there and forget about them for at least 12 months, then dig them out when the food has gone a funny colour and say in startled tones, ‘We can’t eat this!’
“Then you can throw it away without feeling bad, because you’re not wasting food, you’re tidying up the freezer. It’s win-win.
“Apart from the fact that there’s no space for stuff that actually needs freezing, like ice cream. But what are children for, if not sending to the shop for a multi-pack of Magnums and some ice for mummy’s gin and tonic?”