Week 3 of HelloFresh is in the books. So far, I enjoy the convenience and the pretty recipe cards. The husband is not sold on the portions. The kids think the food is alright, but not necessarily better than mine.
So, some mixed reviews there. I do concur with the kids. Some recipes are tasty, some need a little tweaking, some need a lot of tweaking. One that we all enjoyed was the Bulgogi Meatballs, though I still did a little tweaking. But it was tasty enough that I replicated it with my own ingredients.
For now, I still want to continue the subscription since I find it convenient, but I suspect I’ll get tired of the selections sooner or later. Hopefully, by then I’ll be able to manage my time better so I won’t need to rely on the service.
All in all, I would say it’s a great service for those who are short on time to shop and cook. Or for those who are starting to cook, and don’t have much idea. But if you’re an experienced cook that can whip up anything at a moment’s notice, you probably won’t benefit much from it. And for those who are concerned about their carbon footprint, forget it. You won’t be able to tolerate the amount of plastic packaging. Also, without coupons or deals, it’s probably not the most budget-friendly way of cooking.
That’s my two cents’ worth.
Now It’s Time For Features
“I didn’t know I needed this in my life until I saw it. Yes, yes, yes to Watermelon Mojito Granita!!” — Angie
“I have very fond memories of key lime pie from time spent on the Florida Keys and this looks like an easy way to remember those days. Also, the small size would discourage eating an entire pie!” — Liz
“I love reading and learning about new ingredients, ube was a new one to me. They also sound delicious.” — Liz
“I tend to gravitate toward chowders when it comes to soups and this Cheddar Chowder looks so comforting and warming. Perfect for this time of year!” — Angie
Now, let’s party! Join Fiesta Friday #349 by adding your link(s). Don’t forget to link your post to FiestaFriday.net and the cohost(s), so you can be featured. Your cohost this week is Liz @ Spades, Spatulas & Spoons
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Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
Oh wow!! I am so surprised! Thank you so much for including my Filipino Cheese Cupcakes with Ube. Thank you, Liz & Angie!
The Bulgogi Meatballs look good, Angie. I am glad to know that you were happy with the convenient meal kits. Happy Fiesta Friday!
You’re welcome. I find anything with ube intriguing. Which reminds me, I bought 2 packages of frozen ube and haven’t even done anything with them! Time to try the Ube Cheese Cupcakes.
You are so welcome, such an interesting post.
Really interesting to hear how you’re getting on with Hello Fresh!
And I SO agree about how great it is to read & learn about new ingredients… there seem to be so many!
I’m totally with you on learning about new ingredients. It gets me so excited. I’m glad you find my review of HelloFresh interesting. I’m not advocating one way or another, just sharing my experience ? Thanks for stopping by!
Great meal ideas with Hello fresh! happy Fiesta Friday!!
Thanks. Happy Fiesta Friday to you, too!
Morsels of Life | CJ Huang says
Thanks for featuring my Mini Key Lime Mousse Pies. They’re a simple and tasty dessert. Those bulgogi meatballs look wonderful, as does the watermelon granita. Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Pesto Stuffed Chicken. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
You’re welcome. I happen to have a bag of key limes; time for mini key lime pies!
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Those meatballs look yummy! I’ve not tried subscription meal boxes, although I can certainly see the appeal.
Thank you for featuring my granita. And than you for hosting.
I’m definitely coveting the chowder right now… xx
You’re welcome. The granita looks so refreshing!
Zeba@Food For The Soul says
Just stopping by to enjoy the wonderful dishes and wishing everyone a great week filled with delicious food ?
Thanks, Zeba! Have a great week!?