Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the number of online companies delivering meal kits to households NZ-wide. From a simple but fulsome range of veges and fruits from the farm to your door, fresh pasta delivery, budget meals aimed at young school leavers, meat boxes, fresh fish (literally still swimming in the sea the morning of delivery day) to full variety meal plans for small to large family and also meals that have been part preped with sauces already made for you.
We tried all of them. They all brought something unique, and there were small points of difference. Many of my friends regularly use them. However, it wasn’t enough to keep me on long term.
[Note: this post is not sponsored, and we did not receive a meal kit in exchange for writing this post (as I sometimes do, I thought it proper to make the distinction.)] The reason I wanted to write a post [tell the world] about it is because I have finally found a service that allows me to choose what I am going to have for dinner.
This has been the main niggle I have with other services: On a week night, I simply don’t have the energy or patience to persuade the family to eat a dish, designed albeit by chefs and nutritionists alike, that is new or with ingredients that has not often graced our dinner tables for one reason or another.
Don’t get me wrong, we are all for adventures and trying new things, but on weeknights, I choose the path of least resistance.
To me, this is the beauty of HelloFresh: I showed J the upcoming weeks’ menus (three weeks’ worth are available to preview) and she decides what she would like to try. Amazingly, she picked things that I didn’t think she would.
Our delivery is still a week away, and I can’t wait to share our meals with you when I get to cook it.
They have a large market presence overseas in Europe and US, and has only just launched in NZ. Have a look over on their website, and enter in my code (HDA30) at check out for a 30% discount off your order. (With such a generous discount, it is definitely worth trying!)
I will share our thoughts about the meals later too! Follow me here on the blog and over on Instagram for more delicious adventures.
ps. photos here are screenshots of their menu, not my photos, as I have yet to cook them!!!
pps. The links have been updated in this post since May 2019 with an affiliated link. What this means is I will receive a small commission for every new HelloFresh customer using the link and code.