|Delivered to our door: Produce that came with the lemon roasted cod from Hello Fresh|
Last month I purchased a short-term subscription from Hello Fresh. With a coupon and $90, we got three meals advertised to serve two people each (or six meals total). So, as an average, the lemon roasted cod was about $30.
The food for all three meals were delivered in one big box stuffed with ice packs. The food arrived on time and I even got a call from Hello Fresh to tell me my box arrived at my home and to answer any questions I had.
The biggest surprise for me and Jenny was the amount of time it took to prepare the food--especially when preparing the ratatouille. Though Jenny's fairly well experienced at cutting vegetables, I'm definitely a novice. Still, it took both of us working for nearly an hour to get everything prepared even though the meal was advertised to take about 30 minutes for one person.
|After cutting the veggies, they go on a sheet and into the oven|
Also, the cod was average, but helped a lot with some butter. That said, I have to say the ratatouille was the best I've ever had. While we cooked the food from Hello Fresh, the whole house filled with a delicious aroma--so much so that I was downright giddy.
|Lemon roasted cod with ratatouille|
Although I'm definitely happy with the purchase from Hello Fresh, a subscription isn't for everyone. This service is definitely targeted towards those who don't have the time to go to the market and come up with a suitable recipe. This still doesn't get around time needed for food prep, though, and for us that was the difficult hurdle to overcome. I do give credit to Hello Fresh for their customer service. I appreciated the phone call and that they make it very easy for the subscriber to cancel.