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I told you last week was a crazy food subscription box week around here! In addition to Plated and Peach Dish, we also received Hello Fresh! Hello Fresh came last, so it’s the last one we finished up.
Hello Fresh ships via FedEx and typically arrives on Wednesdays. I don’t know what happened last week, but we got this box on a Thursday. This account is under B’s e-mail, so it’s possible we got an email explaining everything and it just wasn’t shared with me.
I forgot I had Hello Fresh scheduled for last week so I had no idea what to expect menu wise. I was actually super curious to see too! You can select three of the five weekly menu options, but since B gets the e-mails, that didn’t happen.
Everything in here was COLD! It was freezing last week so there was no chance of the food spoiling in the heat, but some of it was actually frozen! We’ll get to that in a minute. Here is what we received:
~Classic Beef Stroganoff: I don’t know that I have ever had beef stroganoff before, but the picture made us want to try it for our first Hello Fresh meal. And it was good! I am usually not huge on noodles unless they are in pasta, but this was totally an exception to that rule. Everything was perfect and I think B loved it too.
~Chili Cashew Shrimp: Had this had chicken instead of shrimp I think it would go down as one of my all time favorite subscription box meals. I liked it way more than expected and am hoping that B makes it again – with chicken this time!
~Chicken Skewers: This one was a bit of a problem. By the time we got to it, the vegetables from it were meh and we weren’t able to use them. We suspect that it had something to do with them arriving frozen? I don’t know. Everything else was perfect though, so B went ahead and made it minus the veggies and not on a skewers. The risotto was perfect and it was very filling, even without the veggies!
Do you subscribe to HelloFresh? What do you think of the service? I think meal subscription boxes are the best thing to happen to our kitchen in a long time! We have been able to try SO many new things in the past few months that I know I never would have tried otherwise.
If you don’t subscribe and want to sign up, click here
and don’t forget to use coupon code “RAMBLINGS2014” to get $25 off your first box. That would bring the cost of the box down to $44 for the Classic Box, which works out to about $7.33/meal!