What You Need To Know About HelloFresh

I started seeing ads and videos for HelloFresh awhile ago. We also get coupons for it in our FabFitFun boxes on occasion. I ignored it all because I assumed it would be super expensive. Then I decided to use one of my coupons and give it a try.

There is one solid reason for me deciding to do this. I can’t cook. I mean, I can, but I’m intimidated by cookbooks because there is so much I don’t know. I would have to google so much about following the recipe that I never bothered. HelloFresh is not what I would consider cheap, but it is affordable for us for a short time. We chose the Family plan, and it was $104 per week for 3 meals for 4 people, so 12 meals total. That’s not bad really, it’s actually less than the cost of going out for us. But the joy of going out is no cleanup!

The real reason I ordered is because I’m using them as a cooking class. They send everything, including detailed instructions with pictures. And this is cheaper than cooking classes, so I’m in.

Here’s what is most important to me though, and what I want you to know. We had been getting them for a few weeks when our latest delivery never showed up. I went on the FedEx website and it was delayed (by FedEx). The box took an extra 3 days to get to us, and when it finally arrived (after sitting in hot areas for 5 days) it was rotting and disgusting. The fault for this lies entirely on FedEx – a company I wouldn’t ship with ever again if I had the option, but that’s a story for another day. I called HelloFresh to let them know what happened and they were so incredibly apologetic (again, not even their fault) and immediately refunded me the cost of the box. The next day I received an email that they were sending a replacement box at no charge. So we got an entire free box, even though it was not at all their fault that this happened. Everyone I spoke to was awesome! They have the best customer service out there, and that’s something that I want the world to know. It means a lot to me that there are companies who truly care about us and our business, and are willing to go the extra mile for their clients and customers!

As far as the service and food go, everything we’ve received was easy to make and DELICIOUS. I’m so happy with it. I had planned to try it for a few weeks and cancel, because we really can’t afford it all of the time. But since they were so nice, I’m going to keep it going for a little while longer. Another great thing about the service is that you can pause it, skip weeks, etc. You aren’t locked into anything and can cancel anytime. I love you HelloFresh. Thanks for teaching me how to cook for my family!

Here are some of the dishes I’ve cooked up so far, in case you’re interested. Thanks for reading, and if you want to try HelloFresh, I highly recommend it! Here’s my link if you want to try it out!


Pork Carnitas Tacos with Cheese, Onion, and a Lime Crema
Cranberry Apple Pork Chops with Roasted Baby Carrots and Herbed Potatoes
Pesto Chicken with Potatoes and Green Salad
Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese with Pancetta, Cavatappi and Scallions
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Provencal Herbed Chicken with Burst Tomatoes and Cheesy Pesto Orzo

4 Replies to “What You Need To Know About HelloFresh”

  1. I get Hello Fresh as well. I absolutely love it! I’m rather adventurous in cooking in that I use recipes as a starting off point, but I was in a serious rut of no creativity. Cooking wasn’t fun anymore. I still don’t follow the recipe to the letter, but I have branched out so much and learned all sorts of wonderful ways to make the same old same olds not be the same anymore! And, like you, I love that I am not locked in to getting it every week. While I was laid off, I didn’t get it. Now I get it every few weeks. Sometimes I go to the store with a recipe card and buy stuff to remake dishes we particularly enjoyed.

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    1. Good for you, that’s awesome Ela!! I am hoping that it helps me to do that. I could cook a few things but just didn’t feel like I knew enough to try something new. This has really given me the confidence, as well as some serious new knowledge! I love it, I wish it was something I could afford to keep doing!


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