Hello Fresh recently had a 50% off coupon that I could not resist. I decided that I needed to order another box right away. Hello Fresh is a weekly meal subscription service that delivers fresh ingredients for delicious, fast, and easy to make meals.
The Cost: $69 per week for two people, including shipping
The Products: Each week, you can select three out of 5 Hello Fresh meals for you to make. They deliver enough fresh ingredients for you to make each recipe, plus usually a little more for left overs! If you have a bigger family, you can also choose to get enough for 4 people. They also have a vegetarian option for $59 a week. You can read my past Hello Fresh reviews here.
The Coupon: Use my code ZRX9QF for $20 off your first box!
This week I chose Creamy Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms and Tarragon, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Parsley Potatoes and Carrots and Chicken, and Linguine in a Spinach-Tomato Cream Sauce. I love how the recipe cards break down exactly what each recipe includes and what you will need to complete the recipe.
Everything is securely packaged with exactly enough for that you will need for the recipe and is clearly labelled. I like that you can just grab the bags you need and go.
They keep the fresh meat hidden under ice packs to keep them fresh. The ice packs were still completely frozen by the time I opened my box when I got home. As you can see, you are only getting exactly what you need for each recipe and everything looks incredibly fresh.
This is the first recipe I tried from this box – the Chicken Linguine. Sorry for the messy photo, I was rushing to get the picture taken while it was fresh and I was really hungry!
It took a little longer than their estimated time for me to make the recipe. The way the recipe is worded is to be true to real-time, meaning they will tell you to start doing one thing and tell you later in the recipe when that should be finished cooking. In this instance, it was the linguine. You boil the linguine in the first step and by the fourth step, it should be finished. I found that my linguine finished cooking in the middle of the second step.
The recipe is incredibly simple to follow and the recipe was really simple, but had restaurant-quality flavor. What I really want to mention though are the Hello Fresh portion sizes. While my fiancee is away, my daughter and I have been living with family and there are six of us in the house. It’s not fair for me to get a box for just the two of us, so I get the bigger box for 4 people. I constantly worry if there will be enough for more people, but the amount of food you get for 4 people is always more than enough for us. If you noticed on my social media last night I posted a picture of my pan I made the Chicken Linguine in. Not only did it feed 5 adults (my daughter didn’t like it, so she had her own meal), but it was enough for seconds and lunch today. They really give you plenty of food, so if you have a family that likes to eat, I think compared to Plated whose portions I think are “true to serving size,” Hello Fresh is definitely the way to go.
Thoughts: This is only my second box with Hello Fresh and I am still impressed with the quality of ingredients and simplicity of the recipes. I also love the amount of food you get with each recipe. Since the box has a ton of insulation and ice packs, it is very heavy so I recommend getting someone strong to bring the box in for you! I’ve kept all the recipes from my last box to make later and I am probably going to keep these recipes as well.
What do you think about Hello Fresh? What is your favorite meal subscription service?