Volcanic Vindaloo!

Well another Christmas has rolled around so I thought it would be a great time to combine food with technology!

Many people who know me will be aware that I love a good hot curry! If the thought of yet one more expensive overhyped roast turkey dinner is giving you the shivers, then you might want to consider the Volcanic Vindaloo from Morrisons! It’s a real satisfying tasty curry with a full-on chilli hit that still packs plenty of flavour. Morrisons website quite rightly describes it as the hottest supermarket curry in the UK, and the link to the description is here! https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/product/Morrisons-Volcanic-Vindaloo/393702011?from=search&param=volcanic%20vindaloo

While of course I am happy to talk about food all day every day, my blog always needs its fair dose of technology!
It so happens that Morrisons has one of the most accessible apps that I’ve ever come across when it comes to supermarket shopping apps.
I have only used Morrisons on the IPhone, but I believe that the Android app is also very accessible.

There are 2 features of the Morrisons app which really stand out for me.
Firstly, when browsing the app, you will see lists of categories in which products appear. On the first product list after selecting Browse for example you will see a list of categories.

As you swipe through them you will hear category name followed by the number of products in that category. At the time of writing, I hear Fresh, 3240 items, Bakery and Cakes, 542 items, Food Cupboard, 5315 items etc.

When your shopping has been delivered you can tap on Orders and Receipts and access an electronic copy of your receipt. This includes use by dates for the items in your order which means of course that you have a record of use by dates without having to scan your shopping or ask someone else to read the pack.

It should be noted that another shop, Ocado, has the same app. This delivery only company sells branded products and Waitrose products so it’s relatively expensive though good quality.

I hope you all have a good Christmas, may all your technology and food dreams come true!!!

Written by Graham Page, ELVis Assistive Technology Adviser.

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