I recently discovered HelloFresh, a young, London based company that is trying to change the way people cook.
This is the (brilliant) idea:
Every week HelloFresh will send you recipes together with the ingredients you need to prepared them - they will send you exactly what you need, saving you the time to think about what to cook, do the shopping, and even having to weight the ingredients.
In addition, HelloFresh will give the opportunity to discover new dishes as well as planning your family meals without wasting any food.
So let’s see how it works:
1. Go on the HelloFresh website www.hellofresh.co.uk.
2. Choose your plan, select the number of meals per week and how many people are in your household.
3. Delivery. Recipes and groceries will be delivered Tuesday evenings between 5pm and 9pm.
4. Start cooking! Recipes are simple and straightforward (you won't need more than 30 minutes or any fancy kitchen equipment).
So last Tuesday I received my first delivery, a nice box full of fresh ingredients, together with the recipe cards. Here is how the recipe cards (with step-by-step cooking instructions) look like:
And here are the recipes I have tried:
|Hippocrates' Honey and Chili Chicken with Herb Rice|
|Arabian Nights Lamb Kofta with Almond Couscous and Cucumber Salad|
|Potent Pan-Fried Salmon with Linguine and Homemade Pesto|
Quality of products
The products I received (meat, fish and vegetables) were all very fresh.
A recent survey indicates that weekly grocery shopping for a family of 4 on average takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Of these 90 minutes, about 65 minutes are spent in a supermarket and another 25 minutes on the way to and from the supermarket.
HelloFresh can do everything for you, so you can save precious time for you and your family.
No more food waste
HelloFresh will send you exactly what you need to prepare your meal, so you will not waste any food.
Simple and straightforward
Recipes are simple and straightforward. You won't need more than 30 minutes or any fancy kitchen equipment.
No subscription fees or delivery charges
There is no minimum length for HelloFresh subscriptions, and delivery is free of charge.
SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT
When ordering, you cannot select individual meals, so hopefully HelloFresh will enable customers to choose their preferred meals in the future.
The recipe cards are very pretty, but a bit hard to read (the font size is a bit small).
It would be nice to be able to order drinks too, but this service is not available at the moment.
That said, HelloFresh is still a very young company, and I am sure they will take their customers suggestions onboard in the future.
If you would like to find out more, visit www.hellofresh.co.uk or call +44 203 397 0992.
Thanks to Zena@HelloFresh for supplying me with a box containing three recipes to try.