Here's a completely honest Misfits Market review – with the good, the bad and the UGLY (See my Kiwi conundrum!) pros and cons of this online grocery service…
Honest Misfits Market Review
If you try to eat organic and are always looking for ways to save on grocery items, you may want to give Misfits Market a try! (Be sure to spin the wheel that pops up on the landing page to get up to $7.50 off your first purchase!)
Most fresh produce you see in the grocery store is very pretty – but what about the not-so-pretty produce – what happens to it? Misfits Market rescues the odd-looking fruits and veggies, along with surplus supply, and sells them at a nice discount. Plus, they get delivered right to your door.
AND, they recently started selling things like eggs, cheese, dairy, bread, meats, and more!
One of my apples had a scar on it but was otherwise fine
Misfits Market partners with farms to deliver fresh organic produce to your doorstep at up to 40% OFF the regular price. Produce with cosmetic imperfections or that had an excess supply – will be discounted by Misfits Market and passed right along to you.
The prices are actually reasonable and the convenience is extra nice. You can pick and choose exactly what you want in your box each week (or skip the week entirely) and there's NO Membership Fee to use this service! So if you're okay with imperfect produce – here's how to give it a try!
How Does Misfit Market Work?
- Sign Up Here and get ready for your first order.
- During your 3-Day Shopping Window, build your box with at least $30 worth of items.
- Choose from a selection of high-quality organic produce, dairy, proteins and premium pantry staples.
- Choose your delivery day.
- You'll be billed the day after your shopping window closes.
NOTE: Shipping adds $6.99 to your order.
- Savings (prices are pretty reasonable for organic/non-GMO items).
- Able to fully customize your box.
- Reduce food waste.
- NO Tipping necessary like with other grocery delivery services.
- You don't have to be home to accept your box – frozen gel cold packs are included to keep things fresh.
- 1¢ Items added to your box – I was offered a choice of snacks/pantry items to try for 1¢ at the end of placing my order!
- Shopping Window – you have 3 days to shop which is a little odd – they do send you a notification when it's your time, but I'm worried I'll forget.
- Regularly changing selection means they won't always have the same items available.
- Not available everywhere.
My Misfits Market Experience:
Grocery shopping through Misfits Market was easy and fun! I ordered lots of citrus fruits (we're trying to bulk up on vitamin C) as well as lettuce, celery, green beans, broccoli and other veggies. I went to the store the other day to get what I needed for chicken noodle soup and they were OUT of celery – crazy! So I was glad I could get some here.
It was easy to get my box to $30. I noticed lots of pantry staples, meats and snacks available to purchase as well.
FREEBIE! As I finished my order, they offered a fun “freebie” – and I got to choose one of three items to add for just 1 penny. I chose Jalapeno Cheddar Pipcorn, which I know my boys will gobble up after school. (This heirloom popcorn snack is normally $4.59!)
FedEx delivered my box on time – a few days after I ordered.
The packaging was minimal – just a fluffy foam pad surrounding the entire inside of the box – but enough to keep things protected. The apples and oranges, lemons and limes all looked good – but I did have one “ugly” apple with a scar. None of them were polished to a grocery store shine.
Here's where my Misfits Market review turns… UGLY.
I had one kiwi out of three that got busted – probably rolling around with the heavy apples. It was still usable but I filed a complaint so I can tell you all what happens (I believe they refund you the cost of the item or credit your account for it).
The broccoli looked good and so did the lettuce, green beans and celery.
I was worried about the mushrooms because even at the GROCERY I sometimes can't hardly find a good looking pack with no slimy spots – but these were PERFECT!
Overall – I'd say I give my box an 9 out of 10 for quality.
Is Misfit Market Produce a Good Price?
I found the prices very reasonable compared to using Instacart at local groceries. Here's what I got:
My Misfit Market Price Breakdown per item:
Limes – 36¢
Lemons – 55¢
Kiwi – 56¢
Large Navel Oranges – 76¢
Large Fuji Apples – $1.15
Garlic 2ct – $1.19
Celery – $2.19
Cremini Mushrooms – $2.49
Hydroponic Lettuce – $2.49
Broccoli – $3.99
Green Beans 1 lb – $3.99
So is it affordable?
I compared the costs to Instacarting the same items at Aldi and Publix and was pleasantly surprised to see that the prices were very similar to Aldi. (I consider Aldi organic produce to be super affordable) and quite a bit LESS than Publix.
The $3.99 Broccoli sounded a little high – but using Instacart at my Publix was going to cost $6.49 for organic broccoli (WHAT!?) but only $2.99 at Aldi. So I guess this comes closer to the lower end.
*I know Instacart means slightly higher prices than going to the store – but if we're comparing the convenience of online grocery shopping from home, then this is the closest comparison I could make.
Is Misfits Market Worth Trying?
There are a lot of reasons Misfits Market might be a good fit for you – like the following:
- You want to eat organic/non-gmo.
- No time to go to the grocery.
- You're trying to AVOID going to the grocery often.
- You want to save money and time.
If you made it all the way through this Misfits Market Review and think it sounds like a good option – give it a try here!
Beth McMurtry says
I have ordered several times from them. I am 80% happy with the produce. Several times I have had things that are in bad shape : cucumbers and mushrooms. I just won’t order those any more. I have also ordered their cold pack items and have been happy with those. Cost wise – less than our stores
Mary ~ PPP Team says
Thanks for the feedback Beth!
I really love the idea of this, and tried it a couple of months ago. I did not pay enough attention when I signed up, and completely missed that if you don’t choose products during the three day window, they will choose for you. I received a box of things that I would not normally have purchased. I did contact customer service with a question I had, and in the process they offered to not charge me for the delivery – really nice of them. So I paid better attention and ordered two more times, this time making my own choices. I’m on the fence about the prices as it compares to similar items we can buy here in Kansas. My biggest concern, and why I eventually opted to discontinue the service, was that I found the produce didn’t stay fresh as long as what I could buy in the store.Several things went bad within a day or two or arriving. One reason I had signed up to begin with was that we struggle in our area to get things like watermelon radishes and mushrooms beyond the basic types. I was pleased to see that those were offered, but they go quickly. I was just able to get them one time. I was not annoyed by this, as I understand the nature of how they source their products, but it did remove my main reason for ordering to begin with. I think they are a quality company with great customer service, and you may find it works great for you, but was not a good fit for me.
Mary ~ PPP Team says
Thanks for the honest feedback, Michele!