So a few days before Christmas I got talked into joining HelloFresh by two very polite (and completely frozen solid) young men canvassing the neighbourhood.
I'd heard of the company before... but they didn't seem to have a box for 'five' people and to be honest my kids are kind of stupidly fussy when it comes to food so it never seemed the right thing for me. This time though... I thought...why not? I get bored of cooking the same stuff, it's a crazy busy term at school and there are so many sporting events to attend/drive people too that letting somebody taking over some of the shopping and thinking seems like a good idea. All I need to do is select recipes on the website...
And it's January, folks, need I say more?
The first box arrived yesterday. £40 for four meals for five people. That works out at £2.00 per portion. Not bad, me thinks.
The delivery dude showed up at the allotted time. Good, I hate it when they don't. The box had been well treated and sturdy. Good, always worrying when the corner are squashed or something.
Inside you have a paper bag for each meal, sealed by a colour sticker matching the recipe sheet.
All the cold stuff is in this bag:
A lot of packaging yes, but it can all be re-used/recycled. Another bugbear of mine... hate useless packaging,
For the first meal we decided to have steak tagliata.
... it was delicious. The meat was tender and tasty, the portions size perfect, the instructions easy to follow... I was very impressed.
They boys were impressed. (And they're fussy customers). Mr M was impressed.
So all in all a success.
(Lilli was not impressed. No left-overs for her)
I now look forward to try the other recipes and see how we go on, I know myself well enough that there will be weeks when I skip the delivery because I want to cook other things, and four meals a week like this might be a little much, we're all over the place half the time... but yes definitively, goos stuff.
If you leave in the UK and fancy try it out leave me a comment with your email. I have a three promotional codes for a free box...
...first come first served...
PS this post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.