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 !
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 🙂
Patrick 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.
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:
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!