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Halloweek: Cooking with HelloFresh

Back in September last year, I discovered this amazing company called HelloFresh, which deliver fresh food boxes with a difference.

The differences, rather, that set HelloFresh apart from and above similar food box delivery services are:

  • the excellent quality of the products,
  • the careful outsourcing of each and every fresh ingredient and
  • the thought that goes into creating the most delicious, fun, relatively easy to make and healthy recipes!

This Halloween, HelloFresh got in touch with a number of parent bloggers in the UK and invited them to a family cookalong event, hosted by the wonderful founder of the company, Patrick Drake in the HelloFresh headquarters.

We were lucky to be part of the bloggers invited to the event and it was with great trepidation that we awaited the delivery of our HelloFresh box!

Hello Fresh offers at the moment a selection of recipe boxes, to suit various needs and family units.

Last year, we used to order the Classic Recipe Box, which offers a selection of 3 or 5 delicious recipes and all the ingredients in the exact quantities that you need for 2, 3 or 4 people.

This time, HelloFresh offered to send us their Family Recipe Box, which contains all the exact ingredients for 4 delicious, healthy meals for a family of 4-5 each week.

As you can see from the picture below, we got plenty of beautiful produce that we were more than ready to taste in a recipe, all under Patrick’s careful guidance !

042The cookalong was great fun, from start to finish!

We had all received our HelloFresh aprons in the post in time and children and mothers alike looked like proper chefs on the day!

The PR team had been so nice and had sent even Halloween masks and face paints for the children, which some were brave enough to sport for the cameras on the day 🙂

photo 10Patrick proved from the very start a very relaxed and easy to follow instructions from chef. He talked us through the Sicilian Caponata recipe, step by step, just like the recipe card would do if you were cooking a HelloFresh recipe.


P1040351He took the time to chat to each and every one of the bloggers participating, making sure we were all keeping up with the cooking steps.

Emma loved being involved, she helped with the marinating of the veggies, the mixing and the tasting in the end :-).

The recipe tasted fantastic and we were both so hungry with the smell that we actually forgot to take photos of our end product but I used the recipe box all week last week and managed to take photos of the other dishes we made:


IMG_4236Our verdict?

We LOVE HelloFresh Recipe Boxes, we have since last September and we wish we could afford one each week!

Prices range between £39 to £64, depending on the size of the box and I would definitely recommend them again for their freshness, quality of produce and handiness. I would particularly recommend purchasing a box for when going away for the week or even a long weekend, as they save the hassle of sourcing ingredients and planning meals!

Disclaimer: we were sent the family recipe box for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are truthful and entirely our own.

Thank you, Patrick and HelloFresh, for such an enjoyable culinary experience!

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Mum to one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Privileged carer. Encourager and friend.


  1. It was such a pleasure to hangout with you guys – so glad you enjoyed it!

    Keep cooking up a storm! 🙂


  2. These fresh food boxes seem to be popping up everywhere but this is the first positive review I’ve read. It wouldn’t be something I could get on a weekly basis as we’re on a tight budget however I agree they would be fab for heading away for the weekend.

  3. Mmmm your food looks delicious.

    I love cooking from scratch but do end up with a lot of waste. This is such a good idea. 🙂 xx

  4. Angela Milnes says

    This looks tasty. Fresh ingredients is always the best and something I would get in regular if i were not on such a tight budget. Instead we go around the supermarkets and try to find mark down veg to add to our meals. Your review is great!


  5. We get Hello Fresh boxes from time to time and I love them! (Or rather Tom loves them as he’s the one that does the cooking in our home). I think I need to get some scheduled in for the babies arrival to make things a bit easier for us! x

  6. laura447 says

    I’ve been eyeing up Hello Fresh for awhile now. We love cooking from scratch with fesh ingredients but I find myself making the same things over and over again. The Hello Fresh boxes sound like they’d give me more ideas to cook, which is always a bonus. The price seems quite good too for what you get. I think I might have to try then out.x

  7. Looks yummy. I would cook the meat so it’d cooked through though. Otherwise you could cook me a meal like that anytime. Lol

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