Is hello fresh any good?

I’m a student finishing my degree and I typically cook for myself, but grocery costs are kind of fricking up my budget as I can only work part time.

Would anyone recommend hello fresh? I wanna be healthy but just need something cheap quick and healthy

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just do what Chef John tells you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fippty bippity

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >grocery costs are kind of fricking up my budget
    hello fresh is way more expensive than buying shit yourself

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My weekly grocery bill is $140 a week. It would cut it down to $91 if I got hello fresh every day

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        maybe if you ate one small meal each day

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I at least want lunch and dinner

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            then you can get a better deal at the grocery store

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        $140/wk for one person? Learn to plan/shop better. Or stop buying everything at Whole Foods.

        I'm single and my weekly grocery shop is usually between $40 - $60 depending on how ambitious I'm feeling. If I really wanted to pinch every penny I could go lower but I'm so poor that I have to live on the beans & rice diet (anymore).

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        AUD I assume? You can live off fast food with $140 a week here in SoCal.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >$140 a week
        Skill issue

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >My weekly grocery bill is $140 a week.
        you're moronic. i live in canada and can live fine on $50 a week.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Canada
          >$50/wk for groceries
          You're either full of shit or on some jeet starvation diet

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I pay $35-45 per week. It's doable with OMAD and bulk cooking/using rice, bread, etc to pad out meals
            t. Uni student

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >bulk cooking/using rice, bread, etc to pad out meals
              the exact opposite of hellfresh

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Goodbye Old is better

                Dont know what to tell you, if youre a homosexual who obsessively needs their food to be varied at every single meal instead of just learning how to do a few recipes well, then its going to be expensive and wasteful.
                Most people dont need 3 meals a day anyway.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No I'm saying OMAD and bulk-buy is literally the opposite of hellofresh so people shouldn't be surprised it costs 8x more.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >140 a week
        Whole chickens cost between $7 and $10, and they're often on sale for $5. Even if you're a Mr. Cleanblood and only buy $12 organic whole chickens from Whole Foods, your cabbage/beans/onions shouldn't cost much more than that. It's only really "expensive" when you're doing budget groceries when you need to restock seasonings.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Buy discount meat. Freeze it. Discount everything. I saved 65 bucks last grocery trip (spent 45 total) and bought nothing that wasn't expiring soon and marked down. The freezer is your friend. Also food banks like that one anon said. Lots of staples there.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You first have to ask your two teenage children you're also buying the groceries for if they are okay with switching to Hello Fresh.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        hello fresh is 189 a week at the cheapest serving size. are you eating one 600 calorie meal a day?

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's completely overpriced and the quality of the produce is extremely poor. They'll refund your box ONCE if you have something spoiled but that's it. The portion sizes are very small, what you consider a "meal" right now is about a four servings out of a HelloFresh box.

    They're good if you really have never cooked before and want to try some recipes without going to the store and tracking down the ingredients, but they are not cost-effective, and the recipes are fairly boring if you're even a slightly experienced cook. You can also just take their recipes off their website.

    The problem I had was that few of the recipes actually translated to the kitchen, because at least half of their boxes have some kind of sauce mixture that they provide,0 but isn't analogous with something that everyone makes.

    In short, no. I've made this rant before but it's not worth it. Don't do their "4 meals free" or "$80 off" promotion either, those are worded to trick you. It's not a free box of meals, it's $5 off each box until it's a total of $80, or one meal out of 4 so you're still paying $55 a week for two meals, the price of a good restaurant dinner for two without tip. (or drinks.)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I enjoyed reading this post and my life improved, thank you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >last paragraph
      Extraordinarily israeli tactic
      Thank you for shedding light on this
      Will not ever consider

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like alot. You can get fresh chicken breast on sale at 2 lbs for $12. Buy 4 of these and some rice and lettuce for another $10 and you'll be set for awhile spending about $50 in groceries. Feel free to add an extra few dollars for additives such as green onions or tomatoes so you could make a salad every now and then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >4 of these
      Meant 3 of these. 6 lbs should easily fill a weeks worth of meals if you budget it out properly

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        So basically eating one big breast a day? Not counting my gfs

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And you can subsist on cooked flour, butter, and vitamin pills. But I think OP wants to feel like a human and have different meals every day.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Having a big variety of meals each day is a relatively modern invention. You'd be relegated to mostly birds/ground vermin and only native edible plants (seasonally at that). Your seafood options were entirely dependent on region as well.
        OP isn't going to want to eat squirrels probably, and most birds, so that leaves him with local, seasonal fruits and vegetables (usually not that expensive at a farmer's market or grocery store with local suppliers), and chicken due to its easy availability. Seafood is only really a "classic" inclusion if you live on the coasts, otherwise you're looking at inland fish like catfish, salmon, etc. If you already have fishing gear, you might add some variety on the cheap by fishing for it yourself. Check your local fish and game board before doing this: Where I live, all the of the county's lakes, streams, and rivers have been poisoned by baby boomers in the 70's with some sort of pesticide that bioaccumulates, so we can't eat the fish anymore forever and have to import them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >$6 a pound for chicken
      What the frick is wrong with you

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just use their website to find recipes and then buy the ingredients much cheaper. It's what I do.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >grocery costs are kind of fricking up my budget, so how can I pay even more for less?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They bought another ad? Are we going to have to have a shitty Hello Fresh thread every fricking day like we did for months and months?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kroger has something similar called Home Chef, which you can pick up at the store or have delivered. Doesn't seem to be a better deal than Hello Fresh but at least if you get it from the store, you can see what's in it ahead of time.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Goodbye Old is better

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Their recipes are free, plan meals for a week, buy in a local grocery store

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The only people that I know who say good things about this service are also the type who don't rely on it. I wouldn't rely on it if I were you.

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