I admit, I'm not much of a cook. I live alone and often struggle with inspiration, motivation and ultimately, the fundamental practice of producing a meal from scratch. I'm on a health kick/fitness journey right now, where I'm going to the gym several times a week. I'm MEGA HUNGRY all the time (much more than normal) and my personal trainer is trying to drill a better diet into me.
So when HelloFresh got in touch and asked if I'd like to try a box, I quickly said "YES PLEASE!". I was up for the challenge! It arrived in a large brown biodegradable box, with great, recognisable branding.
How does it work?
Every week, Head Chef Patrick and his team create new recipes with photos of every step for you to cook quick, delicious, nutritious meals at home. You don't have to worry about the planning or creation, just the easy home cooking and eating bit. (Which is what I do best).
HelloFresh help you to scrap the supermarket shop. They source all the ingredients for your recipes from some legendary suppliers, and pack the exact quantities you need. There’s no waste and they hunt down speciality produce that you won’t find in the supermarkets.
Then it's delivered! You pick either a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and it's free. No added delivery costs. Woo!
Finally, it's time to cook. Using the step-by-step recipe cards, it makes the whole process really damn easy.
The fridge food and meats came in a bag with a 100% wool liner, so you can put them on your compost heap. However, if you don't have one like me, and you want to recycle these beautiful liners, you can send them back for free. They also use ice packs which are completely non-toxic, filled with water and nothing else. Once again, recyclable!
On first impressions, all the meat looks really fresh and great quality, so I didn't even hesitate to pop it all in my fridge and look forward to cooking.
I went for the Classic box with three meals, and was really impressed with how you can see what recipes are available for that week, and the week ahead. You can even download the recipes for free from their website!
Everything looked really colourful, tasty and I LOVED how it was individually bagged according to each meal. Talk about making your life really easy.
Ta da! I MADE A MEAL. From scratch. Admittedly I didn't have a rolling pin or flour, and the clingfilm and wine bottle trick didn't quite hack it, so my pizza was pretty thick! Nonetheless, I DID IT. It was really easy, took around half an hour and most importantly, tasted really good too. There was enough for two people, so I saved the rest for lunch the next day.
It's £39 for a box however, if you use my code 'HelloBrogan', you can get £25 off your first one! Making it an absolute bargain to give it a go. So, what are you waiting for? Getting cooking with me and order yourself a HelloFresh box! You won't regret it.
*This post is kindly sponsored by HelloFresh.