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Blue Apron?

May 7th, 2018 at 10:35 am

So I saw for $24.99 a meal package from Blue Apron at Costco. I was super curious. I didn't pull the trigger but I was tempted. I mean I'd like to learn how to cook a different/new meal. But $24 for a meal seems pricey. Of course Blue Apron is a genuis. I mean seriously it wasn't on my radar at all. I usually don't spend money on online shopping and I don't browse for stuff.

But that being said I decided I would read the website this week and maybe give it a whirl using one of the online 1st time user discount.

Talking with DH he said look at the big picture. $25 for a meal is MUCH cheaper than eating out. It serves 4 so $6/portion is less than you pay eating out. True.

But it's not for people who know how to cook. It's cheaper to buy the ingredients yourself and do it. But maybe for a new dish it's worth it. Before investing in the spices it's worth trying to see how easy or complicated and if you'll like it. And I can see how for people who don't cook it's way better and cheaper than eating out.

Anyone do blue apron? I'll review it after I try it. Because I will try it.

7 Responses to “Blue Apron?”

  1. Dido Says:

    I've not done Blue Apron but I did try one of the other similar companies. Too much chopping, too much waste and recycling from the packaging. Too me it was all of the work and none of the fun that comes with experimenting. I think there is one company that chops for you (but there is still all that packaging). At the moment I am experimenting with increasing my use of freeze dried foods, which are pre-chopped and liking that better--it's less of the work (chopping, which I dislike, especially onions) and all of the fun (experimenting) without as much excessive packaging. They do have pre-selected express meals, but I am just playing around with different ingredients. I discovered the company I am using, Thrive Life, from Lucky Robin's discussion of them on her blog here. We'll see how it affects my grocery budget in the long run--just starting out, it's gone up a but as I experiment trying different products to see what is worth it to me and what not.

  2. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    good to know.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I've not used any of those, but I think one of the things you have to consider is that you aren't having to do the grocery shopping, it's delivered to your door. So for someone who might not be able to get out as easily or has a long drive to the store, it might pay as well. I have not used any of those objects. It could keep you out of the grocery store a little more often. It could keep you on better portion control if that is important, too. So while it may not be as cost effective, there could be other valid reasons to use it.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I wish they'd fix the edit feature so we could actually edit. I meant I have not used any of these services, not any of these objects.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    LR has a good point. We use Instacart grocery delivery quite a bit, and though you have to pay delivery and a tip, the hours per week not in (or traveling to or from) grocery stores is sometimes worth the extra cost. Crossing things off the grocery list while choosing the items on a website is much faster and less hectic than doing it as you go through a grocery store.

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