Hi, all! This past week, my husband and I made 2 Blue Apron meals and 2 Hello Fresh meals. My brother uses both subscriptions (he likes the variety), and sent us free codes. I thought it would be fun to compare them and share our experiences.
BLUE APRON: Both meals came in an insulated box, but they weren’t separated out. Honestly, it was a big mess and a pain. I’m not sure if something happened while it was being delivered, but it all just seemed thrown into the box without care.
HELLO FRESH: Each meal was separated into sealed bags. I loved how nicely packaged it was! It made it so easy.Clearly my packaging pick winner is Hello Fresh.
PREP, INSTRUCTIONS, AND COOKING:
They both had detailed instructions and pictures for each step. I’d put these as a tie!Our Blue Apron meals took a little more time, and seemed to be a touch more advanced to make. We enjoyed this, as we felt like we were pulling out our inner Master Chef haha.
With Hello Fresh, I loved that the instructions told you exactly what tools you need to get out beforehand.
I chose off of the healthy menu for each service.
MEAL 1: Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Spicy Sambal Sauce.
This was absolutely delicious, and I loved the kick of the sauce! We did add rice to this to make it more filling.
MEAL 2: Italian Chicken And Mozzarella Skillet With Mozzarella and Grana Padano Cheese.
Oh my gosh, this meal was so tasty!! The fresh mozzarella added so much. We put this over pasta, and it made it top notch.
MEAL 1: Southwest Stuffed Poblanos With Quinoa and Corn.
This was so different and delicious! My husband thought he’d miss having meat, but he ate every bite. It has a nice spice to it as well!
MEAL 2: Crispy Maple Mustard Chicken With Roasted Potato Wedges and Carrots.
This was definitely the easiest meal to make, but it sure wasn’t lacking in flavor! We loved it!
We had a lot of fun cooking together and truly enjoyed each meal! Both services took the edge in different ways, and the food did not disappoint at all! I would definitely like to try some of the other services out there.
I would love to hear your experiences with meal delivery services!
Thanks for stopping by!