So as I was squealing about getting my HelloFresh order delivered today, my coworker texts me and says she has a coupon for Blue Apron if I want to try it. Well hells yes I do, y’all know how we feel about free!
Now, I’m writing the beginning of this with the taste of the ginger-beef stir fry still lingering in my mouth. So good, but anways I signed up for the Blue Apron trial. First big difference, Blue Apron offers wine pairings. Brilliant. I loveeee that idea. I could have friends over for dinner and get my delivery and be set, super stress free. On the flip side, the HelloFresh website was more user-friendly. That’s pretty important to me, I’m busy as hell and don’t have time to waste trying to navigate a website.
Flipping it again, Blue Apron shows you a month in advance what the recipes are going to be, HelloFresh only does about 2 weeks out. I’m greedy, I like to think about food. What I don’t like, is guessing. Now while Blue Apron shows me all these delicious things, the bullshit here is that they cant all be combined with each other, I get to choose 3 meals, but when I picked 1, something became unselectable. I didn’t even want the crap that wasn’t selectable but then when that choice was taken off the table I was pissed!
I’m going to fast forward here a bit to when I got the delivery Thursday. I was pretty excited and was shocked at how small the box was compared to HF.
I think the one thing that HF does really well, is make everything as convenient as possible for you. It took me a bit of time to read through the recipes and try to gather the ingredients and store them seperately. So far I was pretty unimpressed with Blue Apron. After taking everything out, I realized something leaked.
That night I made the first recipe.
The next 2 meals were a fried catfish and a chicken dish. The catfish turned out bad and by the time I got to the chicken and finished it I gave up before I got to the citrus salad. The chicken was so small that I just gave them both to my partner because it made no sense…it just wasn’t enough protein. I don’t know how y’all are with cooking, but I cook often and I know that chicken thighs are already kind of small, so when I seen the package and noticed it was only slightly larger than my palm- I knew it was going to be a problem.
I don’t have a code to give you for Blue Apron to try it yourselves.
If you want to try HelloFresh and get $40 off, use code ED9TQB.