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Blue Apron

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3.9
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I have been a member of Blue Apron for over a year. To truly test out these meal delivery services you need to use it for at least 3 weeks. Don't fall for the 1 free meal delivery as you will have to signup for the service anyways and it means if you did want to cancel you would have to do it before really trying out the service.

The quality of the food is excellent. I am almost 6' and my husband is over 6' and we are both a bit over weight. With Blue Apron we always have leftovers. My daughter is now back from college but I still get the same order as before but I add a little to the recipe like some extra meat or potato, this depends on the recipe obviously. The 3 of us eat well this way and 2 people will have no problems with the 2 person meals. The only thing you need your self is  salt, pepper and oil.

To organize things I have bought 3 plastic bins to separate the ingredients for each meal while I unpack the main box. I get our Blue Apron delivery on Saturday which I like and one of the main reasons we choose them initially since the other meal services did not offer this. I usually cook the Blue Apron meals on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday so I can use up all the fresh ingredients.

People have complained about the packaging, and there is a lot. You can signup for free recycling but I have yet to do this.

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Lots of food. Fresh
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Packaging
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 2 Years
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I first tried Blue Apron last month with a  Groupon I purchased for 3 x 2-person meals. I am on week 4 and I am always excited to get our next delivery and have enjoyed the meals I have cooked from their recipes and ingredients.

I do have a few small issues though. I bought the Groupon for the week of meals and I didn't realize that I would need to signup for a subscription at Blue Apron before I could get the meals. Customer service told me I could cancel as long as I did it before being billed for the next weeks meals. So I thought that was okay but still it required an extra step for me. I understand their logic behind it to retain customers but if you are trying to get people to try the service it would be good if they allowed you just to order one week's worth of meals with out the subscription. I almost didn't try it for this very reason.

The packaging Blue Apron works well and keeps the meals cool even if left out for a number of hours which happened to me when I was away. I wish the packaging wasn't as wasteful in terms of the cold packs, insulation, plastic bottles, and plastic wrap but everything for the most part is recyclable.

Where Blue Apron really stands out though is the recipes and ingredients. The meats and vegetables sent are of high quality and fresh and the recipes are very tasty.  I was getting bored with my own cooking as I found it difficult to find recipes I like. In the 4 weeks I have been using Blue Apron I haven't had a meal yet that I didn't really enjoy.


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I enjoy the variety of recipes
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Packaging
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 3 Months
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I am a young professional who lives by themselves in a large city and am really busy with work. I am usually at work almost 12 hour every day during the week and have no real time for myself besides working out . Blue Apron is ideal for me as I don't have to think about grocery shopping nor plan what to have for dinner.

I like how it gets delivered weekly to my building and I don't have to be home. My door man holds onto the box for me until I return.

I am currently getting the two person plan as each meal feeds me 2-3 times. I take the leftovers for lunch. It feeds me for 6 to 7 days.  All I need to buy now is breakfast and snacks. Plus I have lost 8 lbs only after a few months.

The meals is also exceptional. The recipes are really tasty and the quality of the food in the packages is high.

Blue Apron is definitely worth a try if you are thinking about it. 


Pros
Very good over all meal service
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
1 - 3 Months
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4.0
We have been using Blue Apron for over 7 months now. The meals usually taste good and are non-traditional. Our family has tried spices and recipes we have never heard of and otherwise never would have tried and it has made us look forward to upcoming meals.

The pros for Blue Apron is the novelty and convenience it offers. The cons are the amount of waste from the packaging. This includes ice packs, a large box, and the foil insulation box liner. We also end up adding meat for our son since the smaller portion size doesn't work for him. He is well over 6 feet and 215 pounds. On the other hand our daughter likes the sizes of the portion.
Pros
Good tasting meals. Gets us to try meals we would not normally make.
Cons
Smaller portions does not work with our son
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
6 - 12 Months
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Blue Apron has been really good. We haven't had any missing ingredients. I have a subscription for 3 meals for 2 people a week and the portions are usually just right. If it doesn't work for you, you can always add extra chicken or potato like we had to when we had someone over for dinner.

Blue Apron always has delivered us high quality ingredients with a clear and detailed step by step color recipe page. Most of the recipes I have never made before so it is a treat to true something new, especially if you enjoy cooking like I do but never have the time to research recipes and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Most of the meals do have green vegetables so for families with kids (ours are all grown up) you may want to make sure they are not picky eaters.
Pros
Fresh food and great meal plans
Cons
Prep time can be over 30 mins sometimes
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Length of Time Used
3 - 6 Months
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