Beginning on Monday, Soup Stock Tokyo Co Ltd will start selling frozen soups that are approaching their expiration date on their official online store, to be delivered by refrigerated courier service to Japanese residents.
Soup Stock Tokyo takes care in selecting good ingredients and makes soup to serve as many customers as possible while doing their best to utilize those ingredients in the best way possible. Even so, there are inevitably leftovers in the stores.
In recent years, European countries have been taking measures to deal with food waste. In France, a law was enacted to prohibit the disposal of food in supermarkets. In Denmark, there's a supermarket specializing in expired food. In Germany, the food-sharing movement is gaining momentum, and more people are sharing uneaten food with others.
Inspired by these trends abroad, and determined to stop wasting food as well as the time and effort of the producers and many other people involved in making it, Soup Stock Tokyo began selling frozen soup a few years ago at their online store on an irregular basis. Customers could thus purchase soup approaching their expiration date (but which still have more than a month to go) at reasonable prices, including transportation costs.
Now, Soup Stock Tokyo is reestablishing this service. Thus, they hope that delicious soup will be delivered to those who enjoy it.
Sales outlet: Soup Stock Tokyo official online store
On sale from: Sept 20, 10:00 JST
Price: 15 soup set, 6,750 yen (including tax and domestic shipping)
Availability: Until supplies are depleted
Products: Please check the abovementioned website
Note: Soup selection will be made by the store.
Soup Stock Tokyo will continue selling surplus soup online on an irregular basis when the need arises.
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