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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:13 pm

Has anyone tried it?

We have done it twice, once as a gift and the second because Sarah forgot to cancel an order.

My short take
I would never use most of the ingredients they pick so it's neat to try different things.
WAY to much kale, we have had 6 meals and 4 included kale
Takes much longer than advertised

At $60 for 3 meals I don't really find it worth it.
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Postby Tyler » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:20 pm

I think Salvo has done one of these services. Feddersen too. I like the idea of it, but I'm too cheap.

Do the meals ever have leftovers?
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Postby itscsalvo » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:29 pm

We used Hello Fresh for our service. We got like a 3 meal package, and we opted for vegetarian meals, just to try a lot of new foods and to live a little healthier. It was great for us since we lived in a small town and didn't have any restaurants to choose from, but it was expensive. We ended up doing it once a month.

I think if we were richer, we'd still do it, but we stopped due to just prep time. We'd get the ingredients and we didn't think half the stuff sounded good, so then we wouldn't make it, etc. Wasted money some weeks.

Overall, our experience was great with Hello Fresh, and there's some meals we continually make and have put our own spin on. Here's my favorite two:
- Roasted Veggie Quesadilla w/ Guac
- Pea and Asparagus Gnocchi
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Postby Tyler » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:33 pm

Do you have any say in the meals for these services other than meat eater vs vegetarian?
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:08 pm

You pick 3 meals and there are usually 5/6 options for each category (vegetarian, non vegetarian)

No left overs perfect portions for 2.
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Postby Sarah » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:11 pm

Blue apron has a menu and you can choose 3 out of 6 of the options... But - not all options can go together so there's limited combinations.

I like the new ingredients aspect, and I love kale so that doesn't bother me lol.

It is expensive which if why we stopped but I would do it again once in a while if we were stuck in a dinner rut.
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Postby wags83 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:10 pm

So it's just a service that sends you ingredients? I don't think I've ever heard of it.

Seems like it would be much cheaper to find a recipe online and get the ingredients at the store.
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Postby Erin » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:24 pm

I've worked with UHC members who have used this service. These services profit big time on taking the time of meal planning and grocery shopping out of the healthy, home cooked meal equation. While I wouldn't buy it for myself, I could see gifting it.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:26 pm

Erin wrote:Source of the post meal planning and grocery shopping

These are the two steps I hate. Actually cooking is fun, but thinking what to cook and making a trip to the store is exhausting
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:32 am

wags83 wrote:So it's just a service that sends you ingredients? I don't think I've ever heard of it.

Seems like it would be much cheaper to find a recipe online and get the ingredients at the store.


The part where this actually makes sense is most of the meals use ingredients I would never buy nor would I use them again. So instead of buying a big bag of this weird ingredient I have just enough to use once
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Postby Sarah » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:09 am

Erin wrote:I could see gifting it.


Our first one was a gift from my brother, can confirm, makes a nifty gift.
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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:41 am

Blue Apron hits all-time low as Amazon suggests it will get into the meal-kit business
The internet giant has registered a trademark in the U.S. for a service described as: "We do the prep. You be the chef," according to a filing previously uncovered by The Sunday Times.
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Postby Tag » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:10 am

Tried Blue Apron, Home Chef and Hello Fresh....


Hello Fresh had most food and best tasting stuff. not worth it but you can get first week for around 20 bucks. THen you just cancel and after awhile they offer 50 percent off so you can get for 30 instead of 60.

Takes way longer than it says and sometimes its really tedious stuff just for appearance
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Postby wags83 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:50 am

Tag wrote:Source of the post sometimes its really tedious stuff just for appearance

Presentation is everything!
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Postby Tag » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:48 pm

haha maybe if you have guests over but when you have a 1 and 3 year old pulling at your plate, presentation doesnt hold as much water
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Postby TheJose1972 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:51 am

Kinda expensive for me.

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