Blue Apron Meal Service Review

So, last week, I had the opportunity to try out Blue Apron.

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I’ve seen other bloggers rave about their food, convenience and awesomeness. And I wanted to try it for myself. Spoiler alert – so yummy, I tried lots of new things, but I spent more time preparing dinner than I normally would have. . .. read on for the full review and a promo code!

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PROS:

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*trying new things! this was probably the most fun thing about trying Blue Apron is that I made things I would have never tried at home. Like I am still thinking about those chicken burgers days later. Totally going to have to make those again soon!

*excellent portion sizes. We tried out the 2 person meal plan and it was the perfect amount of food for both of us for dinner. I would probably do the family plan next time because leftovers are my main staple for lunches at work and with the 2 person plan = no leftovers.

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*step by step directions with pictures. so helpful!

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*liked the fact that there was nutritional information. A nice perk to dinner was knowing that it was good, restaurant quality food but I wasn’t eating a bazillion calories.

*no grocery shopping! Sometimes, the last thing I want to do after a long day at work is head to the grocery store. With Blue Apron, everything (like every single thing **except for standard pantry ingredients – salt, pepper and olive oil) are in that box sitting on your front step when you get home.

CONS:

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*need some cooking knowledge. I do a fair amount of cooking, so it wasn’t too tough to follow the directions, but I feel like my husband (who doesn’t really cook other than making a mean bowl of cereal) might have struggled a little bit with the directions.

*would have liked more specific directions for amounts. Most of the directions state add salt and pepper to taste or add as much as desired for level of spice.

*would have liked cooking tips – i.e. how to peel the flipping garlic.

*wish there was an option to choose specific meals. When you pick the 2 person vs family plan, you can’t pick meals from the family plan if you are just doing the 2 person plan. And within the 2 person plan, you can’t pick from all 6 options, you can pick this group of 3 meals or that group of 3 meals, which isn’t the greatest if there is an option within those 3 that you don’t like or want. Again, not a deal breaker but just a bummer.

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*longer prep time. *for me. It usually took between 30-45 minutes to prep and make dinner with the Blue Apron meals which is longer than usual for me to spend in the kitchen, especially on a weeknight. BUT, I think the extra time was totally worth it.

Overall, I really enjoyed my meals from Blue Apron and I would anticipate using their service again in the future for when I am in a meal rut and want to try something new!

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**I was sent Blue Apron meals in exchange for a review. But, as usual, all opinions are 100% my own! Smile

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  1. I definitely drooled over those chicken burgers the first time. Thanks for giving the run-down of how it worked!
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  2. I always love reading these reviews and seeing the meals that people make. I am a HUGE fan of Thai food, so those chicken burgers would be right up my alley.
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  3. I’ve always been intrigued by Blue Apron but never knew anyone who has tried it. Thanks for the rundown!
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  4. I didn’t realize Blue Apron had made the trek into the middle of the country! I’ll have to check it out sometime.
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