During the last week of January when my fourth and final fresh food box was delivered to my front door in the middle of the polar vortex, I was surprised at how excited I was to retrieve the box and unpack it. This was despite having received similar boxes from different companies every single week of the month. I can’t remember ever feeling like this about grocery shopping.
Each time a box arrived at my door, it was a bit like Christmas. Over the month, I sampled meal kits from four different companies: Goodfood, Chefs Plate, Cook It and HelloFresh.
Of the four companies I tried, I expected that at least one would be an obvious winner (or loser) in terms of quality of ingredients, ingeniousness of recipes, and taste. But the truth is that all four companies delivered consistently high-quality food, great recipes and terrific dinners. There were some slight differences that I have noted below. But it would be hard to pick a clear winner. And it would depend on your preferences. There were absolutely no failures in all of the meals I tried, and furthermore, receiving and unpacking the boxes and cooking the meals put the fun back into cooking.