Several months ago we tried our first HelloFresh box. We really enjoyed it and have done several more since then.
We had taken a break from it for a while (mainly b/c my first trimester I was having a hard time cooking ANYTHING and I didn’t want it to go to waste) but got another one last week and I was really impressed with some of the changes they had made to the packaging.
The box itself seemed more stable and the separation between the meat and the rest of the product was better. I also feel like these ice packs were “nicer” – they just seemed sturdier.
Instead of the produce and other ingredients being in a bag they were nicely packaged in individual boxes. This kept the produce from being crushed I think (not that I’d had a huge issue with that in the past but I know a few people said that was an issue).
What didn’t change?? Well the meals themselves were amazing as usual! The recipes are creative yet not too hard to put together (even if you aren’t that experienced in the kitchen). The flavors are always amazing!
The meals I chose were:
Chicken & Butter Bean Cassoulet with Crispy Parmesan Breadcrumbs
Pan-Seared Steak with Cipollini Onions, Roasted New Potatoes, and Tomato Pan-Sauce
Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Pepitas
The Risotto was, by far my favorite, but the Pan-Seared Steak was pretty awesome as well. The Cassoulet was good but I couldn’t get the stock to reduce down enough and it was pretty “soupy.” If the stock would have reduced more I would have loved it because the flavors were amazing.
So now the nitty-gritty…How much does this all cost? The total cost for 2 people for a Classic Box is around $70. That’s $70 for what could have been 3 dinners and 1 lunch each for 2 people. In my house that’s a pretty good deal! It’s a tad more than what we would spend for 3 meals (and leftovers) if I was just purchasing it at the store but I’m also getting simple and fun new meals to try and really fresh ingredients delivered right to my house!
If you’re still a little hesitant, like I was, I have a code that will get you $40 off of your first box! That means for around $30 you’ll have at least 3 dinners for 2 people (and probably some lunches as well)! Now $30 for 3 meals for 2 people (plus leftovers) is a super great deal in my book. It’s totally risk free – you can cancel after the first box in just a minute or two.
So, what are you waiting for? Try the new and improved HelloFresh for yourself today! I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as we do.