Thanks to Shellbell I just received my first shipment from Hello Fresh absolutely FREE! :O) I was very anxious to try this meal service since my experience with Blue Apron had been such a hit! I decided to try it while Peter was home (Nathan & Kayla would be away so that worked great since each meal is only 2 servings), and I made our first of three meals as soon as the box arrived. I am going to do a complete review and compare to BA.
The delivery: on time.
The packaging: packed nicely in a box with 3 individual boxes for each meal. The 4 ice packs were almost completely melted, but everything was still cold. With BA, the ice packs were frozen solid when box arrived. HF shipped UPS, BA shipped FedEx.
And I am just noticing the "make me first" sticker on the shrimp box! :O( I'll be sure to make this one next!!
The Ingredients: the ingredients looked very fresh. I liked BA packaging a little better.
The recipe: the food comes with recipe cards similar to BA. The directions were easy to follow as well.
Pan-Seared Steak w/ Herb Butter, Roasted Potatoes, & Green Bean Saute
12 oz. sirloin steak
12 oz. yukon gold potatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 sprig parsley
4 oz. green beans
1 tsp. dijon musturd (a tiny jar was included)
1 T. butter (not included)
olive oil (not included)
salt & pepper (not included)
Calories: 639 per serving