Blue Apron Review
As part of my journey through boxed meal services, I could not leave out Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a well known meal service that allows you to pick the meals you would like to try and they deliver the ingredients and recipes to your door.
Blue Apron offer several naturally gluten free options each week, and several that can easily be converted.
Overall, I enjoyed the food and recipes, as did my husband.Have you tried Blue Apron? What was your favorite thing? Click To Tweet
The Blue Apron Experience
I was not thrilled with the Blue Apron packaging. Every item comes wrapped in plastic, even the squash. It seemed a bit unnecessary, however I did like that the meat was double packaged. With the exception of the “knick knacks” everything was just in one box, so I had to sort out all the ingredients. While it is nice that everything is included, things like mayo were in little plastic bottles and it was practically impossible to get out.
The recipes were clear and concise. No fancy tools required. Recipe had to be read carefully ahead of time and make sure that everything was prepped. It felt like there was a lot of prepping. While the recipes were easy and didn’t take long to actually cook, it did feel very involved, which is a bit difficult when you have a toddler running around.
Is it Enough Food?
Yes. It is enough food for 2 adults to have decent sized portions, as well my toddler. The dishes were not kid friendly, but I was able to make it work. Blue Apron does offer family meals that I think I would look into next time.
Everything is individually sealed and allergens are clearly labeled. There was little concern for cross contamination.
It is about 20.00 a night for enough to make two adult meals and feed a toddler. This seems to be about average. The meals were very tasty and we did try somethings that I would definitely make again, such as the Catfish with Ponzu Sauce. However, for me, with boxed meal services I am looking for ease more than complex flavors.
Blue Apron is a little bit hard for me to justify purchasing. The food is delicious. If you would like to expand your cooking skills and taste buds, this is for you. For my family it was just to involved and I had to adjust to much to make it gluten free (though I now know how to make buttermilk biscuits using gluten free Bisquick so that’s a win!). I hope this Blue Apron Review helps you determine if it is something that will work for your family.
Try it yourself:
If you want to try it out, I got a code for you. I have several friends that swear by Blue Apron, so give it a try for yourself and let me know what you think!