About us


Food waste is a major issue. Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes. We throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year in the UK, and more than half of this is food and drink we could have eaten. At A-OK Foods our reason for being is to reduce food waste.

Alchemyst Ltd, owners of A-OK Foods , are online distributors of food and drinks brands, working with many food and drink manufacturers both large and small. The company was founded by entrepreneur Stephan Saunders in 2009 after working many years in marketing for major food companies in the UK and abroad. Stephan was surprised at the amount of perfectly good food which was being thrown away both by retailers and manufacturers because products were just about to or had reached their best before date. A-OK Foods was born in 2016 with the main objective of reducing food waste by selling perfectly good food to customers at significant discounts.

At A-OK Foods we only sell products that have a 'Best Before' date, which is the manufacturer’s estimate when the premium quality of its product may start to deteriorate. We do not sell chilled or frozen "Use By" products. After years of working in the food industry we know that the ‘Best Before’ date is just an approximate date from when products start to deteriorate in terms of flavour and texture, however most products are perfectly good 6 months or more past this date.

At A-OK Foods we are so convinced of the quality of our products, we will refund customers who are not entirely happy with the quality of their purchases.

At A-OK Foods our prime objective is to reduce food waste and so you can save 80% or more on your weekly food shop.

Alchemyst Ltd have been selling food and drink products online via multiple websites since 2009 and so you can be guaranteed to receive your order fast and efficiently.

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