Saturday, May 2, 2015

HelloFresh Meal Subscription Service Reviews

HelloFresh is a meal subscription service that delivers recipes and ingredients to your doorstep each week. They offer a Classic Box subscription where you can choose 3 out of 5 meals each week, or a Veggie Box subscription which includes 3 vegetarian meals each week.

Our group of taste testers tried recipes from both boxes, and their reviews follow. This will be updated as more reviews are submitted. While I provided a questionnaire to make it easier for our taste testers, this was not mandatory and writing one's own review is encouraged.

Review from AN:


What meal from Hello Fresh did you prepare? 
Mustard Pork chops with Green Beans & Crispy Potato Cakes         
How would you rate the ease in preparing and cooking your meal?  
Medium: the recipe was level two (2). It took me more than 45 min suggested on the recipe to prepare the meal. Grating the potato was the most difficult and time consuming step (I did it manually) as well as squeezing liquid out of potatoes. The other steps were easy, and I liked re-using just one pan for cooking three (3) different parts of the meal: potato cakes, pork chops, and the sauce.  
Were the recipes understandable and easy to follow?  
YES
Were the ingredients fresh? Were they of below average, average or high quality?  
FRESH / High/Average quality as we used them on the second day after the package arrived.
Was your meal adequate to serve 2 people?  
YES, just the right portions for us (not big portions).
How did your meal taste after you prepared it? Was it to your liking?  
Tasted great, YES, we liked it.
What did you like best and like least about this subscription meal service?  
This service is great for busy people. The meals are well thought-out, well portioned, and taste grate as well. For the first time user, I thought it saves a lot of time of thinking over the menu for the week ahead and putting all ingredients on the shopping list (as I shop only once a week): everything needed was included. The Ingredients were very good quality as well. So, the price of the service (my concern) would reflect the time savings (planning, shopping) and the quality of the ingredients.    
Would you try it again?  
YES
You can share pictures with me too. Not required, but appreciated. 
n/a (we ate it all fast, and forgot to take a picture – it looked like the picture on the recipe). 

Review from LM:



What meal from Hello Fresh or Plated did you prepare?
Indian Stuffed Peppers
How would you rate the ease in preparing and cooking your meal?
such an easy and fast recipe
Were the recipes understandable and easy to follow?
Super clear and easy to follow
Were the ingredients fresh? Were they of below average, average or high quality?
High quality and fresh ingredients
Was your meal adequate to serve 2 people?
Plenty of stuffing, not enough peppers. There was a enough stuffing for 2 more peppers but we enjoyed it as a rice dish the next day
How did your meal taste after you prepared it? Was it to your liking?
Delicious, yum, yum!
What did you like best and like least about this subscription meal service?
Love that all ingredients are included including the spices that I normally don’t have at home.  No need to change or add anything, great as is.
Would you try it again?
Will definitely make again, my husband LOVED it


Visit HelloFresh to learn more about their meal plans, choices and subscription service.