Have you guys ever heard of Hello Fresh? Before I even explain my opinion on Hello Fresh, let me explain the whole boxed meal programs that are out there. Recently, I started receiving advertisements about having ingredients sent to me and direction on how to cook them. It began with Blue Apron, which I still haven’t tried as of the moment that I am typing this post. I don’t know whether it’s the pricing that threw me off or what but it took seeing my Lindsay Arnold, who is one of my favorite Dancing with the Stars pro, for me to actually think about joining in and trying this boxed ingredients and recipes thing.
Recently I got another coupon aside from the one that Lindsay has on her Instagram. It was a $40 off coupon my first box of Hello Fresh. Mind you I haven’t gotten anything from Blue Apron…which is fine.
Excuse my nonsense 😄. But Hello Fresh has promoted themselves as a company that cares about their ingredients just as much as they are about their customers…a lot. I decided to take Lindsay and Naya Rivera up on their offer and check out this product. I love healthy living and anything that prides itself on clean eating.
So you can set up a subscription with Hello Fresh via website or app which is perfect for busy people or people who have the time to sit down and get into the depths of what they’re signing themselves up for. I used the app because I wanted to get through everything quickly. There are three different subscriptions that you generally sign up for but it is all up to you on how many meals you want to receive and how many people will be eating the meals. I did the Classic Box with three meals for two people. There is an option for vegetarians and families also. You can always change your recipe box to suit your preference whenever you would like.
For each week, you have the option of choosing from five different meals but you can always change the choices that you are presented, YES 🙌! You can also choose which type of meals are presented to you through out the month. The best part is that you get to preview the meal, how to cook it, the ingredients you’ll be receiving and step by step directions on preparing the meal. Though there can be more meal options, the options that are present are perfect for me. Every dish looks appetizing and fresh 😉. The best part is that the options that are present combinations of food that I typically wouldn’t have tried if I was cooking on my own. I’m not a big fruit and leafs type of person when it comes to my salads but I remember the first dish that I made had oranges with the arugula. Though it seemed strange to me once I took one bite of the salad, I kept going until I was like, “wait where did it all go?”
Delivery & Cooking
I like having things clean and organized around me and this is exactly how I like packages to be when I first receive them. The box that Hello Fresh sent was large and nicely insulated. There was a couple coupons that came with the package and as you can tell by the picture to the left. Inside the silver bag was the boxes that had the ingredients for each meal. I really liked how well organized and separated everything was. The cooking process was the best part! The recipes were one cards that were attached together as a book. There is a picture of the finished meal, the ingredients needed for the dish, the measurements based on the amount of people that will be eating the meal, the allergies that you need to watch out for, nutrition facts, and step by step instructions with pictures to guide you.
Overall Experience: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
I didn’t give Hello Fresh a perfect because even when something is great, there is always going to be room for improvement somewhere. I liked how professional the entire experience felt. It seemed that Hello Fresh knows what they’re doing and that they care about the ingredients and the product that they’re offering their customers. The lady that I even spoke with was polite, asked me how my day was, and helped me find the answers to my questions quickly. The ingredients did taste fresh and were perfectly portioned for the amount of people that I ordered for. I will say that ultimately I was glad that I was able to experience Hello Fresh for myself because I can now recommend their program to my friends and family because I’ve done it for myself. Everything was positive for me and as for the negative…well if I find something I’ll let you know. Until then…