As a frugal person who truly enjoys grocery shopping, meal subscription services weren’t really created for me. HOWEVER. As a person who loves to eat, having fresh, high quality groceries delivered to my doorstep is pretty exciting! For that reason, I’m always willing to use a free trial from whatever meal subscription service someone offers to me! 🙂
Last week we got to try Hello Fresh, thanks to a free meal credit that a friend shared with me. I filmed a quick unboxing and then shared part of the cooking experience with you. I’ll show you all three recipes and give you our thoughts on the dishes.
Here are three things I thought were worth mentioning:
- Our favorite meal was the Shrimp Risotto. It was different than anything I normally make, but the flavors were so delicious and comforting. I will definitely make that one again!
- There was plenty of food for two adults on the two-person plan. I made mac and cheese (from my pantry) to go with the burgers, but they would have been filling with just the broccoli.
- I am very comfortable following a recipe and making more than one thing at a time, but I felt a little overwhelmed with the components of a few of the recipes. If you’re not an experienced cook, plan twice as much time as you think you’ll need to get everything ready.
Earlier this year we received a free trial of Blue Apron, and I have to say I prefer Hello Fresh so much more! If you’re curious as to how all the best meal delivery services really compare, check out this article from Reviews.com. They tested seven popular companies to find the best meal-delivery service — and three stood out as winners. Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated each ranked at the top of their categories (Best Overall, Best for Novice Chefs and Best Recipes). If you haven’t tried one of those services, I’d recommend weighing the pros and cons before choosing to pay for one above another.
Have you tried Hello Fresh? What did you think of the experience?
This post was not sponsored by Hello Fresh