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I received a Hello Fresh gift card in my pickybunny box and I was so excited because it was something I’d been wanting to check out. Hello Fresh is a weekly (although you can adjust this to skip weeks if you want) meal subscription box service. Every week, you can pick the delicious recipes you want to try (except for under the veggie meal plan) and Hello Fresh sends you amazing recipes and all of the ingredients you need to prepare them.
Hello Fresh ships via FedEx and arrives on a scheduled day (mine is Thursday), so you know exactly when to expect it. I did not have to sign for the package, but you may not want to let it sit outside all day you know?
Everything was packed in a very well insulated cooler which fit perfect in the box. The cooler had ice packs which were still frozen when it arrived. I was very pleased by this since the box contains fresh meat and yeah, I don’t want to have ANY concerns that it has not been maintained at the correct temperature.
I picked the regular meal plan (not the veggie meal plan) and had 5 options to pick from. I cannot remember what the other two were, but the three I opted for are below:
Asian Pork Roll-Ups: I was most excited about this one because it’s totally something I would order at a restaurant.
The information card lists all of the ingredients, nutrition facts and lets you know what tools you need to make the meal. The flip side of the card includes step by step instructions to prepare the meal.
Hello Fresh packages everything into individual bags and labels everything so you easily know what items are for what recipe. Also, everything is perfectly portioned so you will not have any waste.
This was the first meal we (aka B) made and it turned out perfect! B even commented on how cool it was and how much he enjoyed making it. And I can confirm that this was delicious. Totally delicious! I would totally get this again. And again!
~Linguini with Tomato Garlic Ragu: This was another meal I knew right away was for us! I am obsessed with pasta and could eat it every single day.
Again, the information card tells you everything you need to know about the recipe. The instructions are so simple that even I could follow them.
I don’t think I realized that a serving of pasta was that small! I’ll just admit that I usually cook up an entire box at once. This is going to change!
We had this for dinner last night and oh boy was it good! It had a bit of a kick to it, but B and I ate every single bite. The pine nuts were a great addition and totally not something we would have added on our own. We are totally guilty of just eating the basic old recipes and never really make restaurant type foods, which is what you get with Hello Fresh!
~Pan Roasted Cod with Ramps, Tomatoes & Potatoes: I wasn’t sure what to get for the 3rd meal, but I ended up going with a fish dish. I was super curious to see what the quality of the fish would be like. Is that weird?
If you don’t see from what I have posted, I need to tell you that the quality of the produce, meats, fruits, etc. are exactly like they appear on the Hello Fresh website and the recipe cards. There is no waiting for anything to ripen or getting anything which is past it’s prime.
We are having this for dinner tonight and I will post a picture on Instagram after B makes it. I thought it was so cute that they even include the butter for the potatoes! They assume you have NOTHING (except olive oil), which I like. I mean sometimes we actually have no butter in the house, so this is good!
By my calculations, Hello Fresh works out to $12/meal per person (it’s $69/week for 2 people and also has options for 4 and 6 servings per meal), which I think is a pretty fair since it’s less than what’d you pay in a restaurant for sure. AND it takes all the hassle out of shopping and planning and all that! I don’t think we’ll do it every week, but B and I decided for sure once every two weeks because we enjoyed it so much!
Do you subscribe to Hello Fresh? What do you think of their service? If you are interested in subscribing or want to learn more, click here.
And don’t forget to use the code “aHELLOJUNE” to save $20 off your first box.