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I have always wanted to try using a food box service. They just seem so fun but I always heard mixed reviews about them. It was like everyone had tried one but me. Once I saw I good deal for a box, I knew right away I had to try it. Lucky for me, Hello Fresh gave a pretty good discount.

I think “good deal” is the keyword. I did not realize how pricey these boxes could get. I was lucky enough to have a roommate to split it with to make the price more reasonable. If we didn’t have a discount applied to it, I think splitting it would still have been pricey. We both agreed that these boxes would be reasonable if we had full-time jobs and were not students.

Even with them being pricey, it was a fun experience. They had quite a few meals to pick from which made it hard to choose. At the end of the day, we picked meals that were different but knew we would still enjoy. I mean, why go out of your way to order a meal service just to get food you already buy yourself? Hello Fresh was super creative with their meals. I thought the side dishes really stood out. Those are dishes I will (and already did) make again.

As I said, I usually tend to hear mixed reviews. First one being price. Although I agree it was high, it is nice to treat yourself now and then. Another thing I hear a lot is portion size. I thought the portions were enough to evenly share with two people. If you’re someone who likes leftovers, then you’ll need your own box for sure. The third complaint I have seen is that it is hard to recreate the meals as ingredients can be hard to find. At least with the recipes I got, I found this to be untrue. I mean, maybe some of the seasoning packets can be hard to find, but you can easily make them on your own.

Would I try this again? I think so. I do not think I would want to use it as a weekly service but rather a monthly one, just to change it up now and then. I also thought that a service like this would be perfect for weekend trips to the cottage. They were fast and easy to make and already have the food nicely packed up for you. Overall, I would say you have to try a box at least once. Who knows? Maybe they will have you coming back for more.

Megan Cruz

Wilfrid Laurier '21

Megan Cruz is a 4th-year film studies student at WLU. She already has a diploma from Vancouver film school for writing for Games, Television, and film. When she isn't writing she can be found in a pillow fort watching cartoons  
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