Hello Fresh boxes advertised? If not then where have you been? They're all over the internet...popping up in my sidebars and on YouTube and basically not letting me avoid them. So I gave in. I was offered a £20 discount on my first delivery (you can get it by logging in to Hello Fresh and entering this code at the checkout: 6E3D3V) and we bought the 3 meals for 4 people, which is usually £59, but was £39 with the discount.
These meals worked out at £3.25 each per person and I can 100% say they were totally worth it.
There are two options for delivery, Tuesday or Thursday, and we opted for early week. Two big brown boxes were delivered to our door and we excitedly opened them and rifled through the contents.
You don't really have a choice of meals, apart from vegetarian or meat, but that kinda suited us. It's nice to let someone else choose for you sometimes! Our options for the week were:
Teriyaki Chicken with Coco-Nutty Rice and Bok Choi
Potent Pan Fried Salmon with Linguine and Homemade Pesto
Hello Fresh also sent us a bottle of Innocent Raspberry and Apple juice as a little gift!
All of the ingredients were perfectly measured (tiny little pots of spices and mini bags of nuts) which, in my opinion, is a great idea. We try not to waste food in our house and having just the right amount left us with no guilt! It also saved on having to fork out a couple of quid for a spice or oil or other ingredient that we'd only use one spoon of in the dish. I think half of my money goes on those ingredients...
The recipe cards were easy to follow, and they were quite fun to read too, the biggest problem I had was forgetting to double up the ingredients on the recipe cards for the 4 people (they send you everything in quantities for 2 people...so we had double of everything). Everything cooked in less than half an hour, and there wasn't too much washing up, although there was a lot of basil chopping in the salmon dish!
The ingredients were all extremely good quality, especially the meat and fish and the portions were more than generous (we even shared the salmon dish between 5, and nobody went without). Blimey, I think Hello Fresh is an excellent idea. I was a little reserved about the price at first...as it's quite a lot to spend on a few meals...but I don't think we're really the target market. For professionals with not much free time but enough cash to splash out a little, these would be perfect.
So, although I've now cancelled my subscription (boo) as we all have a lot of time spare, enjoy cooking and don't really have much spare cash around; I will definitely think about getting a Hello Fresh box again at some point in the future.
Have any of you tried Hello Fresh (or similar)? What do you think?