What is Hello Fresh?
“Hello Fresh is a new and revolutionary way to cook: we aim to help people who appreciate good food find the time to enjoy it.”
This online food company comprise a group of highly qualified chefs creating interesting nutritional meals. They deliver the necessary ingredients direct to your door, in the correct proportion for the recipes along with tips and information, inspiring you to cook at home. The boxes come in different sizes and varieties, so there is something to suit every palate.
Receiving my Hello Fresh box, I was aware of three obvious advantages: time saving, recipe teaching and healthy, non-wasteful eating. They are carefully arranged and thought through, cost and time effective for everyone. We did notice a few inaccuracies in the recipes: an instruction to boil a pan of unneeded water and a strange suggestion to squeeze an orange onto the chopping board. These discrepancies standout as the recipes are otherwise so clear, easy-to-follow and well presented.
As a keen meat eater I was disappointed when the incorrect veggie box arrived at my door, nonetheless the recipes were varied and intriguing.
- Zesty Citrus Stir-Fry with Tofu and Ginger
- Courgette and Sun-Dried Tomato Dorset Pastry Tart with Fresh Basil (although we received Rocket instead)
- Thai Mussaman Rice with Roasted Aubergine and Chestnut Mushrooms
Each recipe card includes preparation time and nutrition facts, and I was surprised to read that every serving contained over 450 calories considering the healthy ingredients, however the servings were huge. We prepared all three meals in one evening, a feast for a whole family to enjoy. It was a bit chaotic but the results were mostly successful! The food smelt and looked as it needed to, and tasted fresh and full of flavour… I certainly learnt something from the experience and will definitely be trying the pastry tart again.
Hello Fresh do (nearly) all the work for you, sending a perfectly organised box with the exact measures of ingredients, recipe cards and an information pack. The only things left to do are to cook and enjoy it!
Boxes vary in price. Our veggie box, containing three meals each for two people, was priced at £36.00 including taxes and shipping. Working out at £6 per meal per person, it seems quite reasonable to me considering the knowledge and cooking skills you are left with even after all the food has been eaten!
Hello Fresh are kindly offering Thoroughly Modern Milly fans £10 off by using the voucher code MILLY1.