Meal Subscription Boxes

Thu, Aug 22, 2019 6:33 PM

I’m sure this has been talked about before, but does anyone use any of these? 

We recently started back up with Hello Fresh. We had used them in the past, as well as Blue Apron, Plated, and Home Chef. 

Tonight’s meal was Bacon Guacamole D-Luxe Burgers with Nacho Mega Fries. It turned out delicious. We’ve had good luck since starting it back up a couple weeks ago. 

Here’s a link to get $40 off your first box, which makes it less than $30 for 3 meals (2 servings each). 

Get cooking with this HelloFresh promo code!
https://www.hellofresh.com/plans/?c=JAKSTON&utm_source=raf-share&utm_campaign=share-other&utm_medium=app&utm_version=c1

 

  • Thu, Aug 22, 2019 6:38 PM

    Tonight’s meal:

    AB50-CFD8-A493-4-D3-D-90-BB-624-E3-DF73-B1-F

     

    Thu, Aug 22, 2019 10:20 PM

    We've used them (Hello Fresh and another one I believe, maybe Blue Apron) in the past. The food was generally pretty good. Some meals were a bitch to prepare, though.

    Thu, Aug 22, 2019 10:58 PM

    The only benefit I see to them is that you don’t have to buy large amounts of various ingredients just for single meals. Otherwise, you can kind find their recipes online, buy the necessary ingredients for cheaper than the subscription, and eat the same things. We’ve received a couple of free boxes and the meals were always good, but why not just buy the ingredients yourself and save $15 per box?

    Fri, Aug 23, 2019 8:45 AM
    posted by GOONx19

    The only benefit I see to them is that you don’t have to buy large amounts of various ingredients just for single meals. Otherwise, you can kind find their recipes online, buy the necessary ingredients for cheaper than the subscription, and eat the same things. We’ve received a couple of free boxes and the meals were always good, but why not just buy the ingredients yourself and save $15 per box?

    This is pretty much how I feel and so I've just never used them. My wife has used some of their recipes and made the same stuff. It was good. 

     

     

    Fri, Aug 23, 2019 9:21 AM

    I tried several. I'd subscribe, get the free box, then ditch it.

    They are fun, but not something I'd like to do longterm. Also the waste from one box is insane.

    Hello Fresh was my favorite by far. 

    Fri, Aug 23, 2019 9:39 AM

    I’ve only done the free trials. They seem like more work than a normal recipe I would do. 

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