If you’ve seen anything on this blog, you’ve seen plenty of Hello Fresh posts. I’ve been a Hello Fresh fan for a while now, but it seemed like a good time to pause the service for a few weeks so I could try out a few different meal kit services. As much as I love Hello Fresh, who knows…I might love a different service even more. So I’m putting several more meal kit services to the test.
For the next 2 or 3 weeks, I’m going to try Home Chef. I’ve heard good things about this service. In fact, my sister has said numerous times that she likes it better than Hello Fresh. That doesn’t necessarily mean I will, though, as she and I do tend to have different food preferences. But there’s no time like the present to find out for sure!
This week’s box just arrived, and I was very excited to unbox it all!
The box packaging is very similar to what Hello Fresh uses. It has some nice padding that wraps around the interior of the box, with various layers of recyclable or reusable gel freezer packs to keep the food cold and fresh.
The individual meal packets are different.
Hello Fresh uses nice big recyclable paper bags. After I take the ingredients out of the bags, I use the bags as a trash bag for the various bits of vegetable materials and containers that need to be thrown away as I prepare the meal. This makes it easy to keep the countertop clean while I cook.
Home Chef, on the other hand, uses plastic bags that are opaque on one side and transparent on the other. I like that I can see the ingredients before I even open the bags. That’s pretty cool. I don’t know how well they will hold up as I drop vegetable scraps and ingredient containers into them yet. If they don’t bust or tear, then I’ll be pleased. If they don’t work well as meal trashbags, then I’ll be disappointed. I’ll let you know how that goes.
I don’t have any other thoughts on Home Chef yet. Tonight’s meal will provide much more detail, so you’ll hear from me tomorrow about that!