HelloFresh Subscription Box Review
A special thanks to HelloFresh for providing me with their subscription box service for free to review on my blog!
What is HelloFresh?
HelloFresh is a subscription box service that delivers fresh food and ingredients right to your front door! Customers have their choice of a classic or veggie box and can choose the subscription that fits the size of their family. Everything in your box (including the ingredients) comes already measured, resulting in minimal preparation time. The informative recipe cards make preparing and cooking your meal a breeze and will guide you through each step.
I was just ecstatic when I was asked to review the HelloFresh subscription box and could not wait for my meals to come in the mail. Yes, you read that right, my box of fresh food came in the mail! I was thinking the same thing you are right now (how in the world do they send fresh food in the mail without it going bad?) Well let me tell you, HelloFresh did an excellent job in packaging the food! The box is generously insulated on the inside and comes with three (very large) ice packs to keep the food chilled until it reaches your kitchen. Upon opening my box, I discovered that everything was stored in their own packages, labeled and measured out accordingly. This is by far the most exciting subscription box I have ever received and I felt like a little girl on Christmas morning!
I must say that I was quite shocked to find such fresh ingredients in my HelloFresh box! Everything I needed for the meals came in individual bags and were already measured out for me. Preparation is certainly the most time consuming part of cooking dinner! I was very glad to have had all the hard work done for me so I could skip to the fun part, cooking!
Here is the chicken with mushrooms meal, I believe the pictures speak for themselves. YUM!
The steak, cooked in balsamic vinegar and served with garlic zucchini was mouth watering good!
Below is the pasta with snap peas which was absolutely delicious!
I was completely amazed by the amount of food that came from these three recipes! We were able to split everything with our family (four ways) and still had left overs! The picture below is one plate of food with the chicken breast halved, a serving of steak, some zucchini and a scoop of delicious pasta! My overall experience with HelloFresh is very positive, I couldn’t think of a single complaint even if I tried!
Here are some interesting and important FAQ’s regarding HelloFresh’s ingredients:
Where Our Ingredients Come From Quality We want our customers to be able to make restaurant-quality food in their own home. One of the key ways we make sure this is possible it by providing varied, high-quality ingredients that are packed with flavor. We use reliable, quality-controlled suppliers that regularly provide ingredients to the finest restaurants and whose products are not widely available in supermarkets. Location We work with trusted, local suppliers, and we try to use as few imported, non-local ingredients as possible. We believe that knowing who and where we get our meat, fish and produce from is the only way to guarantee quality. Seasonality We design our recipes to incorporate seasonal products whenever possible. This has environmental benefits, but most importantly means your meals are that much more delicious. What Is In Our Ingredients Low Calories Our recipes are designed to give you all the energy and nutrients you need, without excessive or unnecessary calories. A typical HelloFresh meal contains about 500-800 functional, delicious calories. High Protein Protein is an essential dietary component, and is crucial in keeping strong muscles and a healthy lifestyle. Our boxes always include a good protein source, coming from meat, fish, dairy, legumes, and nuts to keep you lean and mean. Fruit and vegetables Fresh fruits and vegetables provide us with essential vitamins and other valuable nutrients, and getting these benefits from unprocessed ingredients is ideal. More importantly, they are delicious! Carbohydrates, dietary fiber and whole grains For pasta, rice, and other carbohydrate-rich ingredients, we always make sure that there is a high proportion of whole grain, fiber, and nutrients to keep you fueled and energized. Fat We design our recipes to contain a low saturated fat content. Some of our ingredients include unsaturated fats (for example avocados, nuts, cold water fish, oil), which are key to ensuring a strong immune system and can lower cholesterol, minimizing the risk of heart disease.
Visit the HelloFresh website today and begin your subscription box service!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”