June HelloFresh Review + Giveaway!!

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Hello Fresh
June Hello Fresh

B and I were lucky enough to receive a HelloFresh box to enjoy during our final Challenge free days and it was such a nice treat. B does all the cooking around here (I’m a lucky girl) and loves HelloFresh. Like he LOVES it. And I love eating the meals!

Hello Fresh
The Box

HelloFresh delivers via FedEx on Thursdays. I wasn’t home when the box arrived, but I got home shortly after. I decided to leave it on my porch for a few hours instead of popping everything into the fridge right away. I wanted to see how long everything would stay cool in the summer heat. I figure that not everyone is home to put it away and it’s important to make sure everything won’t be ruined if left out in the sun.

Hello Fresh
First Look

I am pleased to report that even after sitting on my porch all day (I bought it inside right before B got home from work so he wouldn’t yell at me), everything was in perfect condition.  I could feel the coolness right when I opened the cooler.  I was very pleased.  We received the Classic Delivery, which included the following meals:

Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese:

Hello Fresh
Chicken Beet Pilaf – The Recipe Card
Hello Fresh
Chicken Beet Pilaf – The Ingredients

Okay, when I saw this I was all, beets?  GROSS.  Never would I ever order a meal with beets in it at a restaurant.  Ever.  In fact, I wouldn’t order most HelloFresh meals at a restaurant because they always seem so out there for me (before I try them).

Hello Fresh
Chicken Beet Pilaf – The Results

Umm, this was DELICIOUS.  Someone get me some beets because clearly I love them.  B and I could not stop talking about how good this was.  I usually also wouldn’t mix greens with rice, but it just worked. Hands down my favorite meal of the bunch.

Seared Steak with Tomato Salad:

Hello Fresh
Seared Steak with Tomato Salad – The Recipe
Hello Fresh
Seared Steak and Tomato Salad – The Ingredients

We actually had this meal first because it sounds the most normal to me.  Even though this is our 3rd (I think) HelloFresh box and I’ve always loved the foods way more than I expect to, I still pick the meals I *think* I will like best first.

Hello Fresh
Seared Steak & Tomato Salad – The Results

This indeed was amazing.  So good in fact that it has inspired our cucumber / onion and tomato salad eating during the Challenge.  Again, totally not something I would have ever ordered at a restaurant, but I would now.  B actually saves all of our HelloFresh recipes so we can recreate then down the road and I look forward to having this again!  I think if he tweaked it a little this would be a nice clean meal for us now too!

Orzo Risotta with Buttery Shrimp:

Orzo Risotto with Buttery Shrimp – The Recipe
Orzo Risoto with Buttery Shrimp – The Ingredients

I was actually kind of dreading this meal because I am not a big lover of shrimp (I like shrimp cocktail, but after that, meh) and I don’t really love mushrooms.  I don’t totally hate either one, but I don’t love them either.

Orzo Ri – The Results

To my surprise, this was actually good!  I won’t be dying for B to make it again, but if you subbed out the shrimp for chicken, OMG I’d be all over this.  B ate his in about two seconds.

Do you subscribe to HelloFresh?  What do you think of the service?  If you don’t subscribe and want to sign up, click here and don’t forget to use coupon code “AHELLOSUMMER” to get $20 off your first box.  That would bring the cost of the box down to $49 for the Classic Box, which works out to about $8/meal!  WAY better than what’d pay in a restaurant that’s for sure.

And if you still aren’t sure and, ohhh, maybe want to have the chance to WIN a box before to subscribe, today is your lucky day!  HelloFresh has offered to giveaway a box of one of you!  YAY!!  Just enter in Rafflecopter below and make sure you are in their delivery area. Think East of the Mississippi, but go on their site to double check.  GOOD LUCK!!!

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Disclosure: This box was provided for review purposes and all opinions are my own (and B’s). In addition, no compensation was received. B and I love HelloFresh and enjoyed their boxes before they even contacted me. I don’t even think I reviewed the last one I got! This post however, does contain affiliate links, which again, help support my giveaways!
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This Post Has 96 Comments

  1. Jenny

    Not sure if its just me but the rafflecopter I see in this post is for your big giveaway and not the hello fresh one. I do see your hello fresh one in your giveaway tab.

    I would be all over the Orzo and Shrimp meal. That sounds delicious. I actually have some tomato/cucumber vinegar salad marinating in my fridge to go with out dinner. M won’t eat it but my MIL is still here and she will enjoy it with me. It might be my favorite summertime food.

  2. Gina F.

    The chicken dish looks so yummy!!

  3. brittany

    I want to try the one with the beets! I don’t love beets either, but you have me intrigued 🙂

  4. Katrina

    They need to expand their service out to Texas. Like, now.

  5. Juli

    The seared steak and tomato salad looks delicious!

  6. Ginger S.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Shana

    I would love the steak, potatoes and tomato salad

  8. Rose D.

    I would love the beet pilaf! I LOVE beets and rice, so that would be perfect for me.

  9. Glenna

    I think I would most like the Beet Pilaf 🙂

  10. Breann

    Mmm! They all sound absolutely delicious!

  11. Lesley

    I would love to try the seared steak. The steak looks delicious, and I loooove tomato salads. And roasted potatoes are also one of my favorite foods 🙂

  12. Kirstin G.

    The seared steak and tomato salad looks yummy! Then again, add tomatoes and I’ll instantly love it.

  13. Sam mcatee

    Orzo Risotta with Buttery Shrimp,hands down.

  14. Clarisse Mello

    I’ve been wanting to try this box.. anything to make life simple.!

  15. Kristin

    Yummy! I would probably enjoy the veggie recipes best…since I don’t eat much meat!!looks delicious!

  16. Victoria

    I want to try the orzo risotto! I love shrimp and pasta!

  17. Sam L

    Orzo Risoto with Buttery Shrimp sounds like the best meal to me!

  18. rachel

    I love beets so the Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese sounds awesome!

  19. Anne B.

    Everything looks so yummy! I would really like to try this awesome box!

  20. nichole budnick

    The steak one I am allergic to chicken and Tom is allergic to shrimp

  21. Cathy@Five Boys

    I actually would try and eat all three meals. They sound fabulous, and especially if someone other than myself cooked them!

  22. Rachel S.

    Ohhh , this is hard!! I think I’ll go with the seared steak, mostly because I am usually too poor to buy good red meat! All 3 dishes sound amazing though, goat cheese, beets, shrimp YUM

  23. Stephanie

    Since I already enjoy Hello Fresh every week, I have already had all of the meals in this shipment, and I must say that the Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese is by far my favorite!

  24. kirstyn

    The steak meal looks amazing!

  25. Alice

    I would want to try the Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese because when I buy beets I only know how to cook it one way and I want to see if Goat cheese is as scary as the one time I had it at a frou frou farmer’s market stand.

    1. Alice


      Dummy me. I just realized to check to see if I lived in an area they deliver to…nope….disqualified.

  26. Danielle

    I will gift this if I win it. Even though I would love to try it for myself too at some point.

  27. Crystal G.

    This looks amazing! I do all the cooking in the house and I try to bring variety to the dinner table, but I’m always at a loss for something new. The Orzo and the pilaf look great!

  28. Diana Garza

    I would LOVE to try the Orzo Risoto and Buttery Shrimp! It sounds absolutely incredible!!

  29. Pilar

    The steak and salad dish look delish, that’s the one I would try.

  30. Tania

    The seared steak and tomatoe salad looks scrumptious I would love to make that!!

  31. Kellie

    I want to try the beets!

  32. Ricki

    Shrimp dish looks delish!

  33. heather

    All 3 of these meals look amazing! As a mom of 2 year old twin boys I would love this subscription. My husband and I are sick of chicken nuggets and pot roast!

  34. Mrs. L

    I really dislike beets, pretty much one of the few vegetables I won’t eat…but I found a recipe and made “roasted beet pasta” last year that was unbelievably good. The only way I eat beets.

  35. Jenn

    I really hope they make it to the west coast someday! Sounds so good.

  36. Melissa M

    The shrimp risotto for sure! I am from Maryland therefore it is unethical to not be a huge seafood lover! Looks SO good! fingers crossed I win!

  37. Suzanne

    I would want to try the seared steak & tomato salad. They all sound pretty good!

  38. Christina

    I’m a vegetarian so none of these meals look great to me… However I am super interested in their Veggie box!

  39. Kelsey

    I love hellofresh too. N loved the one with the beets the most. We subbed the lamb ragu for the steak because N thought it would be fancier? Either way. All of them were rockin and I was psyched even the ones I thought I wouldn’t like we devoured. We get the box weekly now because we both work a lot and its way easier and cheaper than going to the grocery store and buying stuff we ultimately end up forgetting about.

  40. Norma

    Chicken beet pilaf!!! I love beets!!!

  41. Jamie

    I would love to try the Seared Steak with Tomato Salad

  42. Alicia

    I would love to try the steak one! although its not up my alley the first one you posted looks great too!

  43. Pattie Boon

    I would like to try the Golden Beet pilaf chicken with goat cheese! I too have never been a big fan of beets so I would like to try them again.

  44. Lindsay Sense

    Beets rock! My hubby does all the cooking in our house too, and he loves him some beets! These meals look great! 🙂

  45. Amanda

    I’d want to try the beef pilaf, sounds yummy!

  46. Lauren M.

    That Risoto looks super yummy! Can you still win a box if you are not in their delivery area? Because I have tried to sign up with them before and I’m not in their area 🙁

  47. Jackie

    I’d love to try the seared steak and tomato salad….yummmm! 🙂

  48. Lynn in MD

    I’d love the beet/chicken recipe!!

  49. Kaitlin

    I would have to say the shrimp and orzo risotto – I love risotto and seafood. yummy.

  50. Hsin

    WOW the Orzo Risotto… I LOVE Risotto!! I wanna try that so bad!! mmmmmmm mmmmm GOOD!

  51. Jennifer Frank-Lopez

    They all look delish but I would probably want to try the seared steak the most

  52. Janine

    I would want to try the veggie box because we don’t eat red meat or fish.

  53. Theodore

    Both of these recipes sounds AMAZING! Who doesn’t love shrimp AND steak?! I would LOVE to win this!

  54. Ashley Tucker

    Orzo Risotta with Buttery Shrimp

  55. Tiffany

    Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese:
    Sounds amazing I love making and trying new things I just never know what to try I’d love to try this box out 🙂

  56. Amanda

    The shrimp risotto reminds me of a similar dish I had in Dubai. Yummy!!

  57. Shauna

    I would LOVE to have that Shrimp Orzo recipe. I love shrimp and mushrooms and risotto, but HATE all the stirring that comes with making it. I’d be all over an easier version. Yum!

  58. KarenAnn

    These all look so delicious! If I had to pick one, it would would be the orzo risotto with butterfly shrimp.
    Love, KarenAnn

  59. Ashley C.

    Oh gosh, that orzo shrimp risotto sounds amazing!! I am a huge seafood lover [growing up on fresh catch in Maine!] and am always down to try new recipes! Yum!

  60. Ashley

    The orzo/risotto dish looks delish!

  61. Mackenzie

    Mmmmm… they all look delicious! I’m amazed that everything is so fresh even though it’s shipped to you. I’d love to try the pilaf dish, just to see if I’d like it. I know I’d like the steak!

  62. Erin

    I’m gonna have to go with the seared steak. The whole meal looks delicious…minus the tomatoes (GROSS).

  63. cassie p

    Mmm those all look bomb. Id be all over the risotto in a heartbeat minus the mushrooms (allergy)

  64. Kristen

    They sadly don’t deliver to my area!!! 🙁 They deliver to Missouri but not Kansas… Hopefully they do soon because this seems like such a fun box!

  65. Jenny Whiskey

    This looks amazing. We have a few services like this in the NJ/NYC metro area, and they are all so tempting. I’m a foodie so this is right up my alley!

  66. michelle tovar

    I cant decide between the orzo shrimp or seared steak dish! they all look so lovely!!!

  67. michelle tovar

    just realized they dont deliver to west coast!! how rude! oh well =(

  68. Caroline P

    I am all about the orzo risotto and shrimp! yumm!

  69. Beckie

    Golden beet for me ( I LOVE beets) and the seared steak for hubby.

  70. sianna

    The seared steak looks amazing!

  71. Missy Marie

    That’s tough,they all look so good!
    I would love to they the Seared Steak & Tomato Salad:)

  72. Allie

    I would like the shrimp dish

  73. Jennifer

    I would like to try the cucumber salad! I make my own every summer, it is one of my favorite things to eat.

  74. Rachel

    I would like to try the beet pilaf with chicken and goat cheese. I’m not usually a fan of goat cheese, but I really want to try the beets.

  75. Christine H.

    I would have loved to have tried the Shrimp Orzo Risotto dish!

  76. Daune S

    Chicken Beet Pilaf is what I’d try… no shrimp for me as I’m allergic… but they all look great

  77. Carolyn Viola

    shrimp risotto!

  78. Megan B

    Seared steak and tomato salad….yum!!!

  79. Morgan W

    Seared steak ad tomato salad

  80. Laura C.

    Beet Pilaf with Chicken and Goat Cheese

  81. Bran

    The beet pilaf for SURE! Beets and goat cheese..mmm, looks amazing!!

  82. Tori

    If you were to ask me this question 5 years ago, I would say the Seared Steak. As I have gotten older, my taste buds have changed, and I am now way more open and love a ton more foods. So, I would LOVE to try all of them. They all look so yummy!

  83. Lisa

    The seared steak looks great!

  84. Kaitlyn Schisler

    I’d really like to try that chicken beet pilaf!

  85. Dawn

    No contest- the Seared Steak with Tomato Salad!!! It just made me drool 😉

  86. Mandy Hillman

    Seared Steak and Tomato Salad!

  87. Jenn

    The seared steak with tomato salad is something like I would normally make, but the chicken and beet pilaf is something I would never have thought to make, so that gets my vote!

  88. Emily KG

    The tomato salad looks fantastic!

  89. Tiffany

    I would love to try a veggie box! Anything with goat cheese gets my vote!

  90. Cathy

    The least adventurous one appeals the most: Seared Steak with Tomato Salad. But I am intrigued after the gushing about BEETS of all things!

  91. Stephanie Grant

    I would love to give the Golden Beet Pilaf with Chicken & Goat Cheese a try!

  92. Laura

    Wow the chicken looks so yummy!

  93. Susan

    I just tried the AHELLOSUMMER code and it says “invalid.” I’m guessing its expired.

    1. Susan

      @Susan: No worries. I just used AHELLOSUN and it worked, just to let you know. Thanks.

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