Welcome back to part 2 of my Blue Apron vs. HelloFresh review. Today’s post will be about our HelloFresh experience. To recap we received a coupon to try HelloFresh for free from a friend.
We received our meals again on Monday and I was excited to see what this box would bring.
We tried the Chicken Cheddar Fajitas first because seriously who doesn’t love fajitas? This meal was quick and delicious and the serving size was perfect for us. We each got 3 fajitas and I was so happy that I tried the Lime Crema. Normally it wouldn’t be something I would try, but because I made it myself I wasn’t as hesitant as I normally would be. This is absolutely a meal that we will be making again.
Next we tried the Cherry Balsamic Pork, full disclosure we have not eaten pork in the almost 3 years that we have lived together. I’ve always been afraid to under cook the pork and get a worm in my brain! I was pretty scared making this and also nervous because I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the cherry glaze. This one again was relatively quick to make and they gave us small fingerling potatoes which made the prep time quicker and also more food than Blue Apron. The glaze wasn’t overpowering and I liked that I could choose how much glaze I wanted to put on my pork. This meal was amazing and the one that made us decide to continue ordering HelloFresh when we like the menu options.
Also side note, for the thyme that was on the potatoes it came in a pack ready to spread over them. No pulling little thyme leaves off the branch for this box!
Last but not least was the Japanese Panko Chicken. I didn’t love this meal and it felt like it took the longest to cook. The serving sizes were great and I blame my dislike of this one on myself because I didn’t chop the ginger as small as I should have. The sauce was just a personal preference, but again super easy to whip up. My husband absolutely loved the chicken and ate both of ours.
I also really like that each meal has a vegetable side, something that we don’t always do when were cooking dinner on the fly. You can use our referral link to get $40 off your first week of meals. I would highly recommend trying HelloFresh as I think the meals would work for a lot of people and don’t take a lot of time to prepare. I would love to know if any of you have tried either box and what you thought. Or maybe there’s another box out there that would be better for us? Let me know!