Monday, April 11, 2022

My Take on Hello Fresh's Food Subscription Service

our One-Pan Santa Fe Pork Tacos

I'll give props to my husband; he's an amazing cook. He will make up a concoction and it will come out tasting like a gourmet meal. I'm not quite as gifted. I'm the one that usually comes up with the meal plans, while he's the one that executes them. I get creative from time to time, but don't really venture with new or foreign ingredients.

A few years ago, I discovered some "food home delivery kits" that gives me all I need to create marvelous cuisine. All the ingredients and recipes are provided for the meal plans and all I have to do is follow the instructions. Hello Fresh  has made it easy for me to fix meals that are tasty and out of the ordinary.  I'm not a consistent subscriber, but do order their meal delivery plans from time to time.   A couple weeks ago I ordered three meals for me and my husband.  

Hello Fresh is a home meal delivery service that delivers portioned ingredients you need to cook delicious, chef inspired and seasonal recipes at home. They offer plans specifically for two, four, or six people.  The ingredients are fresh and sourced from Chicago's highest quality food suppliers with recipes created by seasoned chefs. Recipe cards are included for each meal, with detailed directions and pictures. All Home Chef meals are priced at $9.95 per serving

To join Hello Fresh, you simply create an account, select your dietary preferences, number of meals per week, and your delivery day. New recipes are available each week.  Based upon dietary preferences, Hello Fresh selects which meals you will most likely be interested in.  However, you can select and deselect to get the meals you truly want. 

I received a 2 person meal plan from Hello Fresh.  I was able to go on the site and go through the steps to set up delivery.  I first went through a generalized checklist, giving my food preferences.  For instance, I could indicate that I didn't like or eat pork and it would not be sent to me.  I was able to view all the week's recipes and ultimately select which meals I for sure wanted to receive.  Hello Fresh sends weekly deliveries Tuesday through Friday. You can select the day of week that’s most convenient for you. 

I recently re-activated my Hello Fresh account and ordered 3 meals, enough for two people.  I went with the Melty Montery Jack Burgers, Walnut Coated Chicken, and the One-Pan Santa Fe Pork Tacos.  I'll be honest and say I wasn't a big fan of the Walnut Coated Chicken meal, but the other two were beyond amazing!

When my delivery arrived, it was packaged very well.  The food was insulated with insulated liners and gel packs, so it wasn't necessary for me to pickup the package as soon as it arrived at my doorstep.  The food itself was tightly sealed and packaged. 

 The recipe cards for each meal were easy to follow.  Prep time for each meal was approximately 15 minutes, and cook time for each one took approximately 40 minutes.  The only extra ingredients I needed to provide myself was olive oil, pepper, and salt.

Although a lot of dishes were used for preparation, I almost felt like a master chef after preparing each meal.  They were visually appealing and tasted delectable.  My husband was  just as impressed.  The spice blend for the salmon was a little hot but that's the only thing I wasn't a big fan of.  

The good thing about Hello Fresh is that there's no minimum commitment.  You can skip a delivery or cancel your subscription at any time before the weekly cutoff.  I was quite satisfied with the company and its delivery of fresh ingredients and recipes.

Have you ever used Hello Fresh's services? If you'd like to give them a try, you'll receive $120 off your order!  That's only $2.25 per meal...can't beat that!


Theresa Mahoney said...

My best friend uses this service and loves it. I may have to bite the bullet and give it a try.

jjmon2012 said...

This is very interesting I have though about it but have just never tried it. I may have to try it