Wiltshire Farm Foods has been around for over 25 years, and during that time it has been cooking and delivering frozen meals all over the country. With over 300 different options when it comes to the meals you can have, there is sure to be something for everyone, plus there is no contract – order what you want when you want it and have it delivered to your door. Award-winning (Wiltshire Farm Foods won the 2019 BFA award for Social Enterprise) and ethical, Wiltshire Farm Foods is a trusted and much loved brand.
What is Wiltshire Farm Foods?
Wiltshire Farm Foods is not just one company exactly, but rather a set of franchises which is how it is possible to have their frozen ready meals delivered to you wherever you happen to be in the UK, on a day that suits you. The brand is owned by Apetito UK, a company that specialises in providing meals to the health and social care sector, and as such it is often thought that Wiltshire Farm Foods are ideal for the elderly as the meals are delivered directly to them by friendly drivers and are easy to prepare.
Although Wiltshire Farm Foods has made a name for itself in the elderly care sector of society, it is, of course, open to all. In fact, many younger people like using Wiltshire Farm Foods as it saves them time when it comes to preparing meals, they know they are eating healthily, and they can more easily practice portion control. For those trying to lose weight, Wiltshire Farm Foods can be perfect.
How Does Wiltshire Farm Foods Work?
It’s easy to use Wiltshire Farm Foods to have frozen ready meals delivered to your door. Firstly, choose which meals you want out of the 300 or so different options. If you don’t want to go through everything on offer, you can filter the choices down by picking which meat you want, which style of cuisine, or even opting for the chef’s choice.
Next, place your order either online at the Wiltshire Farm Food website or over the phone. You can order to have the food delivered to someone else (such as an friend or relative) or to yourself. When you place the order you will be able to pick which day you want it delivered – each area of the country will have specific delivery days, but there will be a choice wherever you are. When the food arrives it needs to be stored in the freezer.
Preparing the food is simple too – everything has been done for you in advance, and all you need to do is heat the meal up in the microwave or oven (instructions will be provided) – there is no need to defrost the food first.
Wiltshire Farm Foods Meal Plans
Wiltshire Farm Foods isn’t a recipe subscription plan, and it won’t tie you into a contract, so there aren’t any meal plans as such. You simply order as many frozen ready meals as you want and have them delivered. When you want more, you can order more; you won’t have to pay a monthly fee. That said, Wiltshire Farm Foods do offer menu packs for those looking to purchase a preselected range of meals.
When it comes to dietary requirements, Wiltshire Farm Foods have an excellent range available, including:
- Gluten Free
- Low Fat, Salt or Sugar
- Softer Foods
How Much Does Wiltshire Farm Foods Cost?
The cost of having Wiltshire Farm Foods delivered will depend entirely on which meals you order and how many you have. Delivery is free, so you only need to calculate the cost of the actual food in your budget.
Prices for main meals within the ‘best sellers’ category ranged from £2.99 to £6.49; the average was £4.28. Desserts cost between £1.09 to £2.19 per portion.
Wiltshire Farm Foods FAQs
Who owns Wiltshire Farm Foods?
Wiltshire Farm Foods is owned by Apetito, a international catering firm who acquired it in 1995. Founded in Germany in 1958, Apetito offers hot meal delivery services to hospitals and care homes, as well as frozen ready meals (via WFF in the UK).
Can Wiltshire Farm Foods be cooked from frozen?
Absolutely. All meals can (and should) be cooked from frozen, either in the microwave or an oven. On average, meals take around 35-40 minutes in the oven and 8-12 minutes in the microwave.
Can Wiltshire Farm Foods meals be microwaved?
Most of the Wiltshire Farm Foods ready meals can be microwaved. However, some are oven cook only, and this will be made clear on the website before you place your order.
Do Wiltshire Farm Foods cater for different dietary requirements?
It is possible to filter the menu choices to show only foods that will suit you. For example you can filter the different meat options, see veggie only meals, or look at meals that are low in fat, salt, are gluten free and so on. Most dietary requirements are catered for.
What Are Wiltshire Farm Foods Portion-sizes Like?
There are three different meal sizes at Wiltshire Farm Foods. The first is the standard size (275g to 465g). There is also the mini meal range for smaller appetites (185g to 220g) and the hearty meals for larger appetites (500g to 565g).
Is There a Minimum Order for Wiltshire Farm Foods?
Wiltshire Farm Foods does not charge for delivery, which means that a minimum order value may apply for some, depending upon where they live. This can be established by using the ‘delivery days’ tool on the homepage and supplying a postcode.
Do Wiltshire Farm Foods Have a Brochure?
Yes. You can order a brochure online on the website or over the phone. This makes it easier to help elderly relatives to choose their food for the week, for example.
Wiltshire Farm Foods Pros & Cons
- High quality, fresh ingredients used
- The meals are easy to prepare (simply heat them up)
- Delivery drivers are able to bring the food into the house and will even put it in the freezer
- Wide range of food available and different portion sizes for different appetites
- The service can be costly, especially if you are ordering three meals a day
- The standard portions are on the small side (a 'hearty meals' range is available)