Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Hello Fresh


Last week I signed up to a company called Hello Fresh - they deliver fresh ingredients to your door along with detailed recipe cards to enable you to cook lovely meals at home.


You can read all about their service on their website.


I signed up for a four person box as there are two adults and one child in our household, but if the portion sizes are as generous as the meal I cooked tonight then we will only need the two person box! We decided on the five meal box, but there is also a three meal option and a vegetarian option.


My first box was supposed to be delivered last Tuesday - I was eagerly awaiting delivery but unfortunately the box got damaged in transit and we had to refuse delivery. I emailed customer services and they were very apologetic, I had nice replies to my complaint and even a phone call from Ryan who had been dealing with my complaint to make sure that I was happy with the outcome.


I do like to cook but I am not very good at thinking up recipes and I absolutely hate food shopping, so the idea of combining a food delivery with recipe cards gets a thumbs up from me!


So today I got my first box and I am going to share with you my attempts at cooking the meals, how easy the recipe was to follow and what we thought of the outcome...


We choose Ozone Prawn and Prosciutto Linguine as we were late eating dinner this evening and the recipe card said it takes 15 minutes to cook.


The card is double sided, it tells you where the recipe comes from and the ingredients along with nice clear pictures.


On the back of the card is step by step instructions with photos of the cooking process - I do appreciate the "Save water, drink wine" pic and yeah I did pour a glass!

All the ingredients are in the correct weight and quantities for the recipe.



The only thing I had to add was olive oil and seasoning.



This is a 2 person portion 

 Ta-dah!


Review

Wow! This was so easy to make and tasted absolutely delicious. The ingredients were beautifully fresh, the prawns were so tasty. 

The recipe card is well laid out and the instructions are easy to follow.

The timing on the card was correct and dinner was ready in 15 minutes.

The portions were generous, Hubby and I couldn't finish our meals.


If you would like a referral code for £20 off your first box please email me at beautyandthebooks@btinternet.com, for anyone that signs up using my code I will get a £12 credit on my account.















18 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I want a box now, I'll email you xxx

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  2. Ho Jo

    Ive never heard of this before Im an absolutely crap cook so dont bother but this looks like a great idea. Could you send me a referral code leigh.wareing@virgin.net. Im hungrey just looking at it.

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    1. I'll send you the code now Leigh :) I'm a crap cook too so was very surprised at how good the food tasted! x

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  3. Such an interesting concept and your dinner looks delicious! I'm not much of a cook either so this is right up my street :) Sophia xx

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    1. It was so yummy! I'm just about to write up tonights meal x

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  4. This looks amazing! Such a great concept!
    Your dinner looks scrummmmyy!!
    Wonder if they do a student one ;) haha
    xx

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    1. That would be a great idea - maybe you should message them!

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    1. I have no imagination when it comes to cooking so this is definitely a great idea for me!

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  6. This is a great idea and that meal looks delish! x

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  7. This looks great and very tasty. Can you order box by box or do you have to join up for a specific length of time? x

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    1. There is no minimum subscription period - but you have to give 6 days cancellation notice x

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  8. This looks amazing, brilliant idea for finding new recipies as well!

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    1. I'm going to keep all the recipes - the cards are really good quality too x

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  9. What a great idea! I can't afford to do this, but I hope you have fun in the future with all the recipies and keep us informed :) xx

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    1. Glad you have all enjoyed reading it, hope you like tonights post x

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