Apr 28, 2021

Is HelloFresh Worth It? An Honest Review.

** All opinions in the post are my own and this is not in any way a collaboration with Hello Fresh.

I'm a massive foodie.

Although I'm not the next Gordon Ramsey (although I would give myself a solid 7.5 out of 10... on a good day) cooking brings me so much peace and there's nothing I enjoy more than pouring myself a glass of wine and trying out new, sometimes questionable, recipes.

I've seen HelloFresh advertised everywhere and I'm sure you have too - on TV, as YouTube adverts, banner ads, even as leaflets in my clothes orders. Since I can't remember the last time I went to a restaurant (indoors), I justified giving the subscription service a go to see if their recipes were up to scratch and to test if it really would save me time and money in the long run.

I've used the boxes for a month now, so of course I had to share my thoughts with you!

One of the biggest perks about HelloFresh is that it's literally a dummies guide to cooking. Every recipe you choose gets delivered to you with pre-weighed ingredients, so there's no waste, and an easy to follow step-by-step cooking card. Because they make it so simple to follow the recipe, sometimes I'm left amazed that I've created such a gorgeous meal so easily.

There is plenty of different meal options to choose from each week and if you download the app it gives you full access to all of their recipes for if you wanted to go out and buy the ingredients yourself and skip a subscription week. Along with having family favourites to choose from, they also include recipes that I'd never even think of cooking. For example, I chose a lamb and aubergine curry for one of my boxes. I normally wouldn't even think twice to add aubergine into my cooking, but now that meal is one of my favourites!

Here's the catch though - would I say it saves me money? No. While there are different subscription options you can choose from, it is a bit more expensive than if you were to buy the ingredients in a supermarket. If I was to go out to the shops and buy the ingredients, they'd probably stretch out much further (for example a bag of rice for 90p could do me for 6+ meals, chicken breasts for £4 would last me around 3 meals). But saying that, I could be biased since I only buy the boxes for myself since I live alone. If you were cooking for a larger family then I could see how it could be a bit more cost efficient.

Despite it being more expensive, I really don't mind paying the extra price because of it's convenience and the fact I get to try new food each week which gets me even more excited to cook and makes me stay away from reaching for a takeaway! I've definitely been converted and wont be cancelling my subscription anytime soon.

Have you ever tried HelloFresh or any other subscription meal service?

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  1. I have seen so many people rave about this. The only thing that puts me off is that I'm very fussy about cuts of meat, garlic and other ingredients that are in a lot of everyday meals, so it would probably suit my husband more than me! x


    1. A lot of the meal options come with the option to substitute to other meats / cuts of meats which is good!x


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