Let me start out by saying that I wasn’t gifted or compensated in anyway for writing about this. B and I have always just wanted to try it out, so we decided to take the plunge.
We received a $30 off coupon in the mail, and then B went online and finagled a better deal, and we got 3 meals for two people for $9. If you’re interested in how he did that, let me know, and I’ll check with him.
Anyway, it only took a few weeks for the food to arrive. For our 3 meals we got:
// Porchetta-Style Sandwiches
// Seared Salmon & Sauce Gribiche
// Chicken & Fresh Basil Fettucine
I’ve mentioned it a few times, but I am in no way a good cook, or can cook or any of that, so most of this was B’s experience with it, but I can give my opinion on taste.
B’s first gripe with Blue Apron was the way everything was packaged. The pasta came with ground chicken, and B had a hard time getting all of it out. The one recipe that required an egg came in one tiny little box.
He also said that it required way too much prep work. The recipe cards are effective and easy to follow, but at night, after a long day of work, and then coming home to play with the baby and bath and bed time – the last thing we want to do is spend a lot of time prepping and cooking.
The first night we did the Chicken & Fresh Basil Fettucine. It was really good, and the portions were a really good size, as in one of us had leftovers. Hint – it wasn’t me.
The second night we did the salmon. This was my least favorite meal – I’m not a really big fish person, but the mashed potatoes and the gribiche (whatever the heck that is) sauce was really good too. Stella thought it was really good though, and B liked it, too. Again, not a fish person, so my opinion is probably garbage on this one.
No picture, because no.
The third night we did the Porchetta – Style Sandwiches, and this was by far our most favorite of the three. It was really really good! The cucumbers were unbelievably fresh, and the ciabatta bread was so good. So so good. The meat had amazing flavor, and was really tender. We both devoured it. No pictures of this one because, #hungry.
Maybe it would have been better if there were different recipes in there. But B and I do know it’s definitely not worth the $60 to get it on the reg. That’s like two weeks worth of groceries for us, so no. I could see how it would work for some people who really enjoy the actual cooking of the meal and prepping and all that – but it just wasn’t our jam. Have you tried Blue Apron or another food thingie like this? What were your thoughts on it?