Updated: Feb 1
If you've been wondering if HelloFresh is worth it, this article is for you!
Guys, you know the whole purpose of the Blissful Blue Jays platform is to share when we discover really awesome things that make life easier and better. Well, I found that today and I have to share it!
I've been seeing a lot of ads for HelloFresh (and about a million other subscription meal kit boxes) and I thought, what the heck let's try it.
My daughter is 8, and she LOVES to cook. My mom adored cooking when she was alive. I wanted to find a fun way for my daughter and I to bond, and do something together that my mom loved so much.
We tried a few recipes I found on Pinterest, but they were nothing to write home about. Plus, it was a hassle going to the store and getting every tiny ingredient they called for, and most of them called for everything but the kitchen sink.
I started to get really excited to try HelloFresh, with the sole intention of having some fun with my kid. (I also signed up for Every Plate, I'll let you know how it goes... but honestly, I don't know if it can compete with HelloFresh from what I've seen today!)
Anyway, signing up was very easy. I chose 3 meals per week, for 2 people. Their online platform is clean and crystal clear, very user friendly.
They have a lot of amazing options to choose from each week, I had a hard time picking only 3 meals.
They had a special deal so I ended up getting our first week for roughly $20, can't beat that. I believe I have a discount on the next 3 weeks... once the discounts run out, the cost each week is $53.94 + $8.99 shipping. (so that's what... around $9 per meal?) Plus the $8.99 for shipping. Considering they're saving me gas money and my valuable time going to the grocery store, I'll happily pay that $8.99!)
I'm going to be honest, I'm always skeptical of new things. Sure things always look great in advertisements. However, the cost isn't very high, so would the recipes even be tasty? Would the food quality be good? I just didn't know what to expect, but since it was only $20 for my first week I gave it a try with the thought of cancelling if I wasn't impressed.
When the box arrived today, it was clear from the moment I opened it just how much HelloFresh cares.
I felt so GOOD about it.
They've put a lot of thought and effort into this service. My daughter was so excited pulling everything out of the box, I was even excited!
Everything was so nice!
From the clean branded packaging of EVERYTHING, the gorgeous recipe cards (I can keep for future use), to the foil bag and ice pack. Everything was very organized. The food was fresh. The instructions were super easy to follow.
The Meals I Picked for the Week:
Mango Tango Chicken Tacos, Fully Loaded Pork Taquitos & Italian Chicken with Lemony Spaghetti
We tried the Mango Tango Chicken Tacos first. It was so easy! I had so much fun making it. My daughter and I truly enjoyed creating this meal together. I can't wait to do it again tomorrow.
This means, 3 nights out of the week I get to look forward to having FUN at dinner time... and have some seriously awesome food!
Here are some photos!
Umm... I felt like I was biting into a taco from a restaurant. I'm not kidding, and I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a home cooked meal so much. My child agreed, her eyes widened as she exclaimed, "this is so good mom, oh my GOSH!"
You guys, I might choose this over... GOING OUT TO EAT!
I say that because, the food tasted as good as a restaurant. I didn't have to drive anywhere, wait in any lines, or be served food that wasn't up to par. I didn't have to tip anyone. Plus the time it would've taken me to go out and eat somewhere, I had this ready in less time. Plus, I got to bond with my daughter and truly enjoy some cooking with her.
We made memories together! YAY!
This is great for anyone looking to spice up their kitchen a few nights a week.
So there you have it, my honest review of HelloFresh. I am really blown away. The portions were good, the food quality was high, it was so easy to follow and make... and the taste was super!
I do believe I will be a customer for life.
If you've been wondering, is HelloFresh worth it? I hope you enjoyed this review article!
Disclaimer: This post is for informational and educational purposes only. This post is about my personal experience only and cannot guarantee the same for you. I purchased this product with my own money.