HelloFresh is a new way to eat delicious, organic, homemade without all the prep work. Unlike other meal plan services that send you pre-made / pre-cooked food each week, HelloFresh sends you ingredients.
Every week, you go to HelloFresh's website and select three meals (from five presented) that you want to prepare and eat. HelloFresh delivers everywhere in the U.S. Wednesday-Friday and Monday-Tuesday is select areas.
They drop off one box each week with all the ingredients you need to make three meals for 2-4 people. Food comes in an ice box and also includes step-by-step cooking instructions.
HelloFresh is available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, and Austria.
As a meal plan, there are several things we really like about HelloFresh. The first thing is the price. Your partner or roommate and you can order HelloFresh's Classic Box and pay $6.50 each per meal. You can also order this food for one and have food leftover for lunch the next day. Overall, this is one of the cheapest meal plans we've reviewed on TBC. This may be because other products are already assembled, but HelloFresh comes with organic, fresh ingredients, so we think you get a good deal for your money.
Even though you only have five meals to pick from each week, these meals change each week. So really, you have 20 meals to choose from each month.
We like the you can see all the ingredients you are shipped. Ingredients are whole and farm-fresh. With each meal, you can also see how long it takes to prepare the food (usually around 30 minutes), the difficulty level, any allergens, and nutritional information (calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrates). This transparency makes us really like HelloFresh.
Not only do they list their ingredients online, but they also have a page dedicated to their suppliers:
On their suppliers page, HelloFresh states that they work only with high-quality, fresh ingredients from around the country.
You can order HelloFresh meals from anywhere in the continental U.S. (sorry Alaska and Hawaii), Australia, U.K., and several European countries.
We think that it would be easy to transition from HelloFresh into making your own healthy meals. HelloFresh teaches you what portion sizes look like, how to cook delicious meals, and how much food to buy (so you're not wasting food).
Here are a few other things we feel like HelloFresh is doing right:
While we think there are plenty of areas that HelloFresh is excelling, there are a few things to watch out for. When it come down to it, HelloFresh is much different from the other meal plans we have reviewed on TBC. This is mostly because HelloFresh is not designed for weight loss like other meal plans are. Instead, HelloFresh is a "recipe-kit delivery service." It's for getting delicious, healthy, home-cooked food on the table.
HelloFresh wants to eliminate the food we waste because we can't buy the exact ingredients we need. They also want to give people another option than ordering takeout every other day. These are great efforts on their part, but we think most people who want to order meal plans want to either lose weight or maintain a strict calorie count. Hell Fresh states that their foods range from 500-800 calories per meal. For people trying to lose weight, this meal may be more than half of their daily allotted calories. We wish that they at least had a plan for people wanting to lose weight.
Along with lacking food for weight loss, HelloFresh also doesn't have meals for diabetics, gluten-intolerant individuals, or those looking for more heart-friendly foods in general. Overall, other meal plans simply cater to more people.
Most of their complaints have to do with the following:
All of these are things to consider before purchasing food from HelloFresh. On top of these, HelloFresh does not offer a trial period or money back guarantee on their foods. Other meal plan companies do advertise this. We do want to note that if your box has any issues or you can't eat the food they send you, they will give you the credit in full on your HelloFresh account.
We would also like to see an "about us" page on HelloFresh's website. We want to know how the founders are, why the founded the company, and what makes them qualified to send people recipes and ingredients each week. Are they business people, chefs, or doctors?
One more big thing we want to point out is that the prices we have listed on TBC are the current 'sale' prices on HelloFresh. We have no idea how long these prices will stay this way, or if the prices are only low the first time you order. The initial cost of the Classic box for two people was $69 - nearly double the new advertised price.
Customer service was always fantastic when I had a late delivery. My only gripe is that sometimes the vegetarian menus got old and lacked any real variety.
Hello Fresh was a fun dinner experience. The food came fresh and packaged so cute. The recipe cards were high quality, so you could reuse them. Also, the food was easy to prepare and tasted great, fresh, and flavorful.
We love the meals that we get from Hello Fresh. We typically order once a month and everything is always delicious and fresh.
The HelloFresh meal plans have gage my family an alternative way to eat! The plans are very healthy and not expensive!
I've used HelloFresh a few times and they are so easy for fantastic meals. I love them!
Hello Fresh is great! The meals are great and the food is already pre-measured for you. The only problem was that it didn't make a lot for a whole family, but for just a couple it would be awesome!
HelloFresh is a fun meal kit option if you are looking to spice up your life in the kitchen - they offer prepackaged ingredients and thick cardboard recipe cards that guide you step by step into making a fun meal. It is pricey and we couldn't afford to keep ordering it after about a month.
Super delicious, love the packaging. The prep work is pretty extensive but if you enjoy that part then it is a perfectly packaged meal.
Tried Hello Fresh a few times and overall were happy with the food choices. A little on the expensive side, but high quality
Overall very disappointed with HelloFresh. A friend sent us a free box for a week and it was actually really good. Enjoyed all the meals we received so decided to keep it going. We did the 3 meals a week for 2. The first box we received that we paid for was pretty disappointing. The produce we received for the meals was not fresh/ripe. One of the meals we selected was a Parmesan crusted chicken and we had no chicken in the box. Instead left with pork and also no panko which was an ingredient for that same meal. We wrote in an email to HelloFresh but never heard back. Decided to try another week and see if it was just a mix up. I get it, it happens but still not thrilled with to response to our complaint. Next box was supposed to come on a Monday between 8am-8pm. At 8pm we called the customer care line as our box had still not arrived. They didn’t have any info other than the UPS tracking I also had and didn’t know what to say. After checking once more at 9pm still no box. Woke up the next morning and it was on the doorstep. Food was no longer cold and had to throw away. I understand this was a UPS issue but they need to find a more reliable delivery service if this is the case. Called to cancel my subscription and they never even asked why..... very disappointed all around with the food, delivery, and customer service of HelloFresh. Will not use again or recommend to anyone.
Every week has been another negative experience resulting in further distaste for meal delivery service. My first week I experienced order inaccuracies in which 2 of my 3 meals were not what I ordered. My second week resulted in a food safety issue in which a package of meat appeared to be sliced open and the juices had contaminated the entire contents of my box. After numerous issues with customer service, who seems quick to just let me go as a customer, Joe O made an attempt at retaining my business. Week 3 I experienced more issues, credits that I was offered were not showing on my account, the agent I was discussing the matter with was argumentative rather than effective at resolving my issue, resulting in me having to reach out to Joe to get matters resolved. Finally thinking we had things figured out and everything resolved I was going to give HelloFresh until week 5 while using up my credits to see if things could turn around....Unfortunately come the cutoff for my week 4 delivery, I get a notice that my payment failed; This week was supposed to be taken out of my credit, as I was to be taken off the promo offer and the remainder applied as a credit to my account. The credits were to apply to week 4 and week 5 as well as having 1 more week of the premium upgrade courtesy of Joe. Rather than using my credits as I was informed, I received notice while I was at work that my payment had failed....Because I was not able to resolve this until after work (past the cutoff time) I have been informed that I would not be receiving my box. After having an issue related to my order 4 weeks in a row I have decided to discontinue use of HelloFresh and share my experience with friends, family, and social networks. The experience I have had has left an awful taste in my mouth and your customer service team is quick to hand out a refund and lose customers rather than addressing the problem and creating a positive experience. This was my first, and as a result likely my last meal delivery experience.
I ordered a gift card for my mom that she could redeem on her own for a few free meals. We ended up doing it together, and the website was very difficult to navigate and understand. I ended up calling customer service 4 separate times. Then, it asked for a credit card number, so we had to put in my mom’s card just to make an account to redeem the gift. I called customer service again to make sure this card would not be charged– they said their “system was down” and that they would call me back. Never happened. Had to call back the next day. Turns out, a subscription would automatically start and charge her after her gift box! Absolute worst gift ever! It’s inconceivable that someone would need their credit card to redeem a gift and then be charged afterwards without them being told as such and without their consent. I don’t even know how starting a subscription would be possible considering she wouldn’t have known to select any meals or delivery dates. Thank god I called to find that out. What a sneaky business tactic. This gift ended up being a terrible and time consuming idea. Will never, ever deal with this company again.
I joined hello fresh tonight it took my money off me would not let me pick a menu and the one it decided to so me I wouldn't be able to eat so I tried to change it it then wanted to charge me and over £5 to change it tried to get in contact with customer service with no luck after trying 4 times in the end I cancelled my account I've asked for the refund but still haven't heard anything back from anyone never been so disappointed what a waste of money
Like the meals & convenience. The only complaint is a sent my sister a gift card, 3 meals. They want a credit card but say it will not be charged unless she signs up for their service. But they charged her anyway. Very upset this happened. Now she has to call & mess with getting it refunded. Not very good business.
I ordered Hello Fresh and it did not come fresh! Hmmmm. And it was my first week. I received my package of three meals Thursday evening...weekend is here and just now getting to it. Today is Sunday 5:00. I am going to fix the crabcakes tonight. They look delicious. I opened the arugula and I had to throw a fourth of it away because it was too runny, the tomatoes are orange instead of red and the two green onions I can use half of them. They are so skinny I don’t know how it’s going to give it any flavor. If I had bought these products at the grocery store they would still be fresh. I have not tasted it yet so the jury is out. Also hI did cancel as soon as I got it when I was putting together my next three weeks. I upgraded to the crabcakes which was $12.22 but the next week was going to be over $82! Yikes ! It’s probably a great service for a lot of people but I don’t eat much chicken and I don’t eat pasta and that is what most of the recipes seem to be. For three meals a week I just don’t want to spend over $240 due to having to upgrade my meals. I hope you have better luck than I did.
Dishonest any charged me without being clear about costs.
Alyssa and Sean were extremely condescending when I requested a refund. Alyssa gave me a hard time because I have had other accounts with HelloFresh in the past that ended terrible because a manager mistreated me and I left a review on every outlet I could find. They reached out and gave me a few free boxes because HelloFresh understood they were terribly in the wrong (long story short, they made my 74 year old father in law cry by making him feel like a poor Latino trying to "work the system" and get food WHEN HELLOFRESH GIVES FREE BOXES TO NEW CUSTOMERS TO TRY THEM OUT! but because he spoke Spanish this lady laughed LITERALLY LAUGHED at him saying "people like you try to steal". I canceled my new account because I do find HomeChef to be a lot better ESPECIALLY in customer service. This morning I see I was charged over $78 from HelloFresh and when requesting my money back Alyssa acts as if I was in the wrong, I could feel her smirk through the phone! I get on chat to see if someone else could help and then Sean says its up to my bank now for my refund. I missed a phone bill payment due to HelloFresh dropping the ball yet again, confirming I was right to switch to HomeChef and also stupid for giving them another chance. FYI ALYSSA, a HelloFresh manager told me to use a different email, create a new account, so that the discount codes I was given after being mistreated the first time could go through! AGAIN, SAME ISSUE I HAD THE FIRST TIME, YOU TREAT ME AS THOUGH I AM TRYING TO STEAL WHEN YOU ARE THE ONES WHO HAVE GIVEN ME THE CODES AND TOLD ME HOW TO USE THEM AS AN APOLOGY!!! YOU GUYS JUST DON'T LEARN. IS IT MY LAST NAME? IS IT BECAUSE I AM HISPANIC THAT YOU ASSUME I NEED TO BE BEGGING FOR FOOD? HOMECHEF IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN HELLOFRESH AND I RATHER USE THEM THAN YOU, AND I PAY FULL PRICE! AT LEAST WITH HOMECHEF I GET TREATED LIKE A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A BEGGER TRYING TO GET THEIR OWN MONEY BACK!!
If someone decides to cancel their service with you, calling them 8 times in 24 hours is not going to change their mind.
I signed up with HelloFresh because I was offered an $80 off your first month (so about $20 per shipment). My first order, one of my meals was incorrect but no harm no foul, it still tasted good. I used about 2 out of the 4 orders for the month before I decided I probably couldn’t keep up with the payments when they reverted to full price (about $40 an order x 4 a month) so I canceled and didn’t use the complete $80. The food was fresh and good and there were a lot of interesting recipes I wouldn’t have thought up myself. My biggest issue was the amount of little packets and plastic bags that it created and I had to clean up. Otherwise, the actual service was fine and there were also no issues about shipping or damaged containers. By far my biggest issue came after the fact. Now, I realize they see me canceling so quickly they want to try and get me back with additional promos. If they just sent emails, whatever but no. They KEPT CALLING ME. Like at least twice a day, day after day. Usually I don’t pickup calls that aren’t in my phone (i figure if they leave a message it’s actually important) but I kept getting calls from an 800 number. I finally answered and it’s them. I kept saying “I’m not interested, I’m not interested” and the lady wouldn’t let me go. I finally agreed to whatever deal she was trying to offer me just to get off the phone with her. I called HelloFresh immediately after and canceled my account and blocked the 800 number. NOW I started getting calls from my area code, twice a day, day after day. I answered and it’s HF again. At least this lady accepted my NO. I hung up and have blocked this number. My question is, is this my life now?
My husband and I absolutely love our HelloFresh subscription! We can’t pick a favorite meal or recipe because they’re all so delicious. The ingredients are always perfect and I’m learning so many new techniques and tricks. We cook the recipes together and it’s so quick. I would recommend HelloFresh to everybody!
Look my first experience with HelloFresh is horrible: don't follow my delivery instruction, bad customer service, never try to order again. I left instruction on the box and on my door to call me when arrived which was not followed so I miss my delivery. I tried to speak with Hellofresh about redelivery but it will not refund my discount which means I now have to pay a lot extra for the box I missed because of Hellofresh. Get so fed up about this so call "crediting your box" when it does not allow me to reorder with what I paid for. Asked for refund now it got to go through accounting team. Just wait until the accounting team processes refund. Hope I don't have to file credit charge back. Never again, Hellofresh.
I was a first time buyer of their wine subscription. Hello Fresh asks you to pick a delivery date on the same page as they get your address and payment information and yet they do NOT go by that date. An adult must be present to sign (since it is alcohol) but instead of going by the date I chose, they attempted to deliver it in the middle of the work day a whole week before my chosen date! They also never contacted me when the delivery (obviously) didn't go through since I wasn't home, I had to check myself only to find that my wine box was 'returned to sender'. Why ask for a delivery date if you aren't going to use it?! Worst of all, when I reached out to Hello Fresh I got terrible customer service and a representative that denied that you could chose your own delivery date (I double checked- it's still an option on the check-out page). I immediately cancelled my subscription since they couldn't even get my first box to me and will never recommend them again. There are plenty of other options for this type of service- I'd recommend going to Blue Apron or any other business.
The problem I have isn't with their quality, or even their service when you're a regular paying customer. The problem I have is how they deal with their policies. I was a regular customer up until recently, and recieved a code to send out to three of my friends that they could use to get their first box for free. One of the codes was sent to my roommate, which he redeemed and recieved confirmation for quickly. Now, they have a policy in their fine print that basically states that you can't send those sorts of codes to people you share an address with, which is completely reasonable. I understand why that policy would be in place, and take responsibility for not reading the fine print. The problem is that because of this mistake, they deactivated my roommate's account instead of simply cancelling the order, and they did so WITHOUT notifying him of any problems. Delivery day came and went, and nothing. So he tried to sign into his account to see what the problem was and was told that he was typing in the wrong password. It wasn't until he went through his emails and clicked "sign in" through the original confirmation email, that he was met with a message saying his account had been deactivated. Not only that, but it specifically stated that HE had deactivated his own account. Reactivating it was easy, but he called customer support to ask what was going on. They stated that it was deactivated because of the address issue, and that he should have read the policy. They were not kind with their tone. Dissapointed and disgusted by the total lack of customer service. We should have read the fine print, but he also should have been notified of the problem. Instead he spent an entire day waiting for a package that simply wasn't going to arrive. They've lost two customers to this debacle.
I have been receiving Hello Fresh for over 3 years and loved it initally. In the past 3 months, and might I add I order weekly 3 meals I have only had one week that had all the correct ingredients as well as recipes. Do yourself a favor and go to Home Chef, or Sun Basket. So sad to see a good company go down hill so fast. Good Bye Hello Fresh you will not be missed. Also I didn't even want to give it one star LOL
I was extremely disappointed. It says it accounts for 2 servings, but the portions sizes were extremely small. In addition to the small portion sizes, the ingredients were not fresh at all. Some of my ingredients had mold on it, so I contacted Hello Fresh and all I got was credit into my account. I asked for a refund because I cancelled my subscription and credit wouldn't apply to me, but Hello Fresh said that was not allowed. My order was also delayed, so I got my delivery late. Overall, I was really looking forward to it, but was extremely disappointed. Hello Fresh was not as great as it is advertised online (e.g., Youtube).
So, I’ve found this great new way to make cooking dinner fun again, and to make eating it even more enjoyable. I started ordering dinner kits from an online company called Hello Fresh. You go online, pick out which meals you want for the week, and they send you a package that includes all the ingredients and directions needed to make a gourmet meal in just a few simple steps. They come with a beautiful color recipe card, with very clear, step by step directions. Plus, most of the meals don’t take any longer than 30 minutes to prep and cook. The Hello Fresh team carefully sources their ingredients to make sure the entire meal making process is environmentally safe and sustainable, and from my experience very fresh. There have been a couple times however, when I had opened my weekly box, and the produce was less than appetizing. Molted greens and some not so healthy-looking potatoes, but the company easily gave me a no hassle coupon for $30 to make up for it. Most companies will twist your arm or ghost you, until you give up, making Hello Fresh a rare gem indeed. One time they forgot the recipe card, and even though I was able to see one on-line, they gave me a small credit for my inconvenience. So far, I have tried many of the 100 different meals that they have had to offer over the past two years, and I’ve tried so many new dishes that I would never have before imagined myself eating, let alone cooking! Stuff like Charred Corn and Pork Tacos, with a lime and garlic flavored sour cream sauce; Sweet ‘n’ Smoky Pork Chops, with cherry sauce; and Seared Barramundi, with apple salad. But my all time favorite so far is, Figgy Balsamic Pork with roasted green beans and rosemary potatoes, and I don’t even like figs! They also have add-on products like garlic bread, fruit, and dessert. You can also add on a wine package, where they pair the wines to the meals, so you have the perfect match. Not only do you get tasty meals from Hello Fresh, but healthy and balanced ones as well. I have saved time by not needing to go to the grocery store, and time in the kitchen because most of the ingredients are pre-measured. Since I’ve been ordering through this company, my energy levels are up, my skin is clearing up, and I feel all around healthier. Overall, I would gladly recommend this company and its products to anyone and everyone who are too busy to cook but are also looking to eat delicious healthy meals on a regular basis. ~DR
I was gifted a free trial meal delivery. I then recieved an additional shipment without asking or realizing I had been automatically signed up for a subscription. I assumed they were not a sneaky corporation which was my mistake. Giving them the benefit of the doubt and accepting I was ill advised for trusting a business blindly, I asked for a full refund for the next unsolicited and unconsentually paid for delivery. Customer service refused to halt the upcoming order and originally refused to even refund me for the order I had not even received! After contacting management, they would only issue a partial refund for 1 of the 2 undesired and unconsentually paid for meal kits. The meals were sub par as well and not worth the price or the hassle of dealing with customer service. Our friends, family, companies, and clients have transferred our business to Blue Apron and Home Chef instead. I am appalled that Hellofresh would take advantage of its consumers like this.
I tried Hello Fresh in October 2018 but cancelled because it didn’t really workout for me. But April 26, 2019 Hello Fresh took an unauthorized payment from my PayPal account. I can’t believe they would stoop to fraudulent practices!
I love receiving my meals but eventually it just got too pricey for me to continue doing it. The reason I am leaving such a low rating is because I continue to receive phone calls asking me why I cancelled and trying to get me to come back even after I’ve asked that my phone number be removed from the system as I don’t plan on coming back any time soon. If I do decide to come back later then I can call but I don’t appreciate the continuous phone calls throwing me a bunch of offers after I’ve already said I’m not in the budget to start back up again. I understand they are doing their job but it’s a real nuisance that they just push to get your service right then and there.
Food is great! Even refunded boxes that were shipped late. But somehow when they charged my account for a new delivery that money disappeared and they claimed my bank disputed the transaction. I called my bank and they have not disputed anything and no money was put back on my account. So I guess it’s just gone.
My sis gave me a gift card that was impossible to redeem. They sent me directions which I followed and in the end they only deducted $53.85 but not the $60 which was the amount of the gift card and they wanted me to pay. I tried redeeming this gift card at least 8 times and all it did was totally frustrate me. Be prepared when you order online. I never was able to redeem the gift card.
We have been very happy with our service so far. I joined to get of the rut of the same dinners over and over. The kids have tried new things and are enjoying it as well. I had an issue this week with one of the meat packages opening due to the ice pack. I understood the issue and I knew the meat wasn’t bad just popped open. My only issue was that it leaked onto the bags and some of the produce. I called and they didn’t have to ask who I was and with my brief explanation was refunded my week. It was the best customer service experience I have ever had. I see in reviews there has been this issue. I hope you figure it out but will keep buying.
Ordered my first "free bpx" got charged anyway, they would not refund my card, said they would refund my subscription for later orders. First box came full of ground beef blood, package was open and all of the items submerged in blood. Called them and they do not send out replacements. Threw entire box away. They said again they could give me a small credit on account toward next delivery. Never happened!
Decided to try out HelloFresh, Delivery was slated to arrive on Sunday 31Mar19, Did not arrive, contacted HelloFresh and they told me it should arrive on 01Apr19, fine. Get home from work on 01Apr and no delivery contact HelloFresh, and they want to offer me a credit, and argue with me about a refund, when I tell them I have no intention of using a service that couldn't even deliver the first order.
Food is very high in carbs. Bread/pasta in almost every meal I saw. Also, when I first signed up with hellofresh, they offered an $80 off for first 4 meals, so $20 off per meal. When charged, I was charged the full amount. They claimed I did not have this offer on my account, even though my account was showing the discount. Then Hello Fresh charged me more than 4 weeks in advance for the first meal I chose. Also, when I selected meals with least carbs, they sent me all the wrong meals that ended up being high in carbs...burger, quesadillas, and potatoes. We probably emailed back and forth 40 times and still I encountered nothing but confusion. I thing they may be a language barrier going on there. I am greatly disappointed with this company. About a year ago, I used a different company. I cancelled account because I felt like I was cooking too much and life got kind of busy for a while. I have never had such issues with meal delivery company before and I have used Blue Apron before and had no issues. I will be going back to Blue Apron.
No complaints at all with their vegetarian menu. Well, one. I like their recipes and tend to eat both servings right away. I've low body fat due to watching calories and exercising frequently, so tasty meals are dangerous.
Pros: Meals are delicious! Delivered on time. Cons: Chose skip week and was still charged. Was told I had 4 freebies to give and when I tried to send them there was no link in the message but the amount of freebies I had decreased anyway even though I didn't send anything.
They don’t deserve a star. I used the free meals from a friend. Was not impressed with the meal since I didn’t even get to select them in the first place. I deactivated my account. Waited a few weeks to see what was new. Well here is a warning!!! Reactivating your account automatically sets you up for more orders WITHOUT YOUR AUTHORIZATION!!! I now had $70 deducted from my account, received ONE email regarding this and the help I got was “well you should have let us know sooner”! How am I supposed to let you know if you sent me ONE email and it was letting me know my order is on it’s way! I will never refer anyone to this. Sorry but this is crap in my opinion.
Horrible food and service. They do not stop calling and mailing me! I do not know how to stop the harassment.
On many occasions sent the wrong ingredients and would only credit account. One account was on the last box to be sent since we had deactivated our account due to many mistakes, they proceeded to only credit the account in case we wanted to reactivate and wouldn’t refund the money for the meal we were unable to make.
Hello fresh is a good place to have meal items delivered if there are just a few of you. I find it kind of expensive so that is why I have only done it a few times. The portions are rather small so don't count on leftovers. its a great idea and fun to do occasionally or when I have a discount code to use. I don't think it is intended for everyday day use or for several people. but hey if moneys no object then this is a great site to give it a go.
I made several of these when babysitting my grandkids. They are always easy to prepare and delicious. My son and daughter-in-law have a subscription and love the food. It's a quick, easy and yummy meal!
Hello Fresh is a great company. I tried them for our family dinners and it was really nice to have all the ingredients ready to use. It made things a lot less stressful when dinner time came. Its really nice not having to take the time to go to the grocery store to gather all the different ingredients. It is a little expensive though so we only used it a few times.
The recipes are delicious. They are too pricey . I used them for about 8 months. It got ahead of me and a few times I ended up stuck in an order that I didn t need because I hadn’t cancelled in time. Easy to cancel. Always in time.
So convenient! This product is so worth the money! I would much rather pay for HelloFresh then go out to eat and it ends up being cheaper.
The only complaint I have about Hello Fresh, because the food and experience was amazing, was the waste of the packaging. Otherwise I LOVE Hello Fresh.
I used Hello Fresh once and thought it was pretty good. it was kind of fun to receive the box of cooking supplies in the mail! the items for the recipes that we choose all tasted good and even better when we put it all together. I feel like this service is best suited for very small groups or singles or couples. this is due to the fact that I feel its a little expensive and the recipes make fairly small portions
Horrible customer service. I will NEVER order from them again. Even the upper management could not accommodate when I was charged an extra week. Infuriating.
My wife and I received a Hello Fresh gift card for Christmas. I tried to checkout the website from my phone and thought that maybe the mobile site might not be as easy to navigate as the regular internet site, but nope. The internet site was the same nonsense. The first clue should have been that you have to pick a plan and provide them payment info before you can even see if you're interested in their products (menu). Reluctantly I continued only to find out that it was nearly impossible to find out where to apply my gift card. BTW they will already pre-select a menu for you. I unchecked the pre-selected meals and selected three that we might like. By sheer frustration I just cancelled our new account. That's when my wife came in and said "hey they charged our account for 6 meals" this is after I cancelled our account and after I de-selected the 1st 3dinners that Hello Fresh suggested. I am in an acquisition career position and not an idiot when it comes to on-line shopping and scams. I can also recognizing when a company has a business model that guarantees that they will make a first sale every time. Hello Fresh will probably never have to answer for bad business practices in the US because Hello Fresh is foreign owned (Germany). I hope this review helps people.... and the meals they charged me for actually show up. As for the gift card.. I looked it up on-line and there are many people who've had the same issue.
Hello fresh has the most memorable commercials and the beat food. I always feel healthy after eating my meals and they deliver before I expect everytime.