Hello Fresh! Our Family Gives Them a Try!

We had the good fortune to be able to try Hello Fresh, a subscription box service that delivers fresh, farm grown, and organic food to your door.  It is delivered in a box that will keep your meals fresh and cold until you come home and bring them inside.  It sounds good, right? As a family with two teachers in it, it really would be wonderful to not have to go to the store after work….

We received a code Via Off the Ranch a YouTube Channel run by Matt Carriker.  His family uses it to great success and we thought, “What the hey? We can be fancy people too.”

We logged onto my ancient computer and went to www.hellofresh.com and created an account.  I liked how clean the graphic were, and all the little things they added to make your meal planning easy, such as a meal calendar:

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We decided to do a family box, 4 people with only two meals a week @$70 (which is steep, but remember, at $35 a meal, that is as much as my family going to Chili’s and buying 3 meals, minus the tip)

The food looked delicious for our first week:

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I wasn’t sure though, that I could cook something like that.  However, you can preview your order’s recipes and see what’s coming to you, how long it takes to prepare and cook it,  and what you need pot and pan wise to prepare it:

We decided we couldn’t afford $70 EVERY week, so we had to set it up on a biweekly basis.  Luckily, I don’t have to remember to skip a week, I have the option to select which weeks I want to skip:

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Although those”Juicy Apple Pork Burgers,” look amazing….

I can also select from more than three meals a week, there are 4 to 7 meals to choose from, like my birthday week, we are thinking these will be oh so yummy:

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Beef Noodle Bowls?! I am in HEAVEN.

It all looks good.  The box was coming on a Monday, and we didn’t go back to work for another 3 weeks.  We would be home for delivery and access, can it stay outside in the “armpit” of our state and survive? (its just like an armpit, hot, sweaty, humid, a little smelly…)  Would everything arrive whole, or bashed up?  Would our food be fresh, would we have any missing ingredients?  Would CDubs eat it?!

Well:

As we said, we believe we want to give them another go.  They did make things right when they didn’t have to, and I feel like, they have such good quality ingredients.  That’s really hard for me to get around here.  Also knowing I have two meals coming on the week its scheduled… that can save me time after school.  However, we will see… with box two!

The cool thing is, if you want to try Hello Fresh yourself they have a sweet deal through a sharing program:

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I share this code with you folks (RYANGILL (plus a link to get there)) and there you go.  If you want to, thanks so very much!  If you don’t its all good!  No worries!

Like I asked in the video, have you every tried Hello Fresh, Blue Apron, or any of the other Food Box Subscription services?  What did you think?

 

Hello Fresh does know who I am. they did not pay me or compensate me in anyway to write this post.  However, if they want to buy me a box and have me do a post, I wouldn’t say no… and I promise I would tell you guys if that were the case.  But its not. oh well!

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