-It’s the battle of HelloFresh versus Blue Apron and how money are you really saving over buying conventional groceries.(soft tune)Hi.I’m the YouTube deal guy, Matt Granite and I’m here for you pretty much every day to save you more cash than anyone else in the country.I also have more giveaways than anyone else on YouTubeand while I am not giving away a box of Blue Apron or HelloFresh, which I had actually wanted to do.
I learned that when you give away a free box, you have to cancel before the membership rebills you for the next week, then it’s not really free, and, instead, 50 dollar Amazon gift card, which is about 19 dollars short of a week of comparison of blue apron and hello fresh, so, there you go, that’s the money I have, I hope you enjoy it.
In the amount of time that I’ve now had to test Blue Apron and HelloFresh, there’s definitely a clear winner and I’m gonna give you a full unboxing and a comparison and one of my amazing coworkers from television are actually gonna join us midway through the video for her Blue Apron unboxing.
HelloFresh vs Blue Apron – who is better
And I should also mention that neither HelloFreshor Blue Apron is paying us to talk about them, we are not getting kickbacks, this is merely to educate you on the difference between the two and also whether or not a meal subscription service where you’re paying eight or nine dollars per portion is actually worth your hard-earned dollar. Let’s head over to my condo. Unlike Blue Apron, this just comes a little bit better organized and they’ve actually changed the size of the recipe cards, so the recipe cards now are really big, almost like the size of a placemat, that is a nice change. You get their other offers. Again, that’s sometimes how they subsidize their cost of the shipping.And as we open this up we have each of the meals.
We have Penne with a Kick, Lean Mean Chicken and Greens, and New York Strip Steak.
At the bottom of this insulated cooler, you have the ice packs, and then this is where the meat, the poultry, the seafood would exist, and the funny thing is the first time I ordered,my wife actually took this box out to the recycling because she didn’t realize there were treasures at the bottom of the box and I don’t blame her.In some cases, you’ll see the HelloFresh branding on the items like you will on the steak but on the chicken they, of course, let you know where they come from and it’s usually high quality, fancier labels that they include. We’ll show you Blue Apron in a moment but they basically put everything into one box, HelloFresh individually splits up the ingredients so you don’t have to sort through them and figure out what goes with what.Each recipe card lists a prep time, which I do find accurate, the total cook time, the colored value, if that is something you are concerned with, and they usually don’t exceed 800 calories.
Blue Apron Or Hello Fresh – compare
I’ve noticed them usually hovering around 600 or 700 calories.Of the three recipes between the chicken, the penne,and the steak, I will conclude the penned actually the most complex and I use that word lightly because it’s really not that difficult in my opinion.I’m gonna make this for you.Six steps for this one, actually six steps for all of these, so I will breeze through this and we’ll be eating together in no time.
Opening meal boxes
Let’s open this up.And all the boxes come sealed, there’s usually two stickers and never really any spillage issues. Alright, we got a lot of spinach, you get the penne, canned tomatoes, onion which is in good shape, two onions actually, tomatoes, decent shape gave that this is the winter, Parmesan cheese and, as you can see, this is HelloFresh branded. You get a chili pepper and then the garlic which is really nice, it’s peeled all ready for you. Alright, vegetables are all chopped, let’s move over to the stove, penne is ready to go, and as you guys can see it’s almost two o’clock in the morning, I’m getting ready for work, so this is my breakfast slash dinner. That’s what happens when you’re nocturnal. Alright, the pancetta goes in. Alright, now go the onions and the chili peppers.
And now it’s tomato time. I don’t know why I said that in an exciting way, that was a little sketchy, but here you go.(sizzling)(scraping)Alright, spinach time.I know it looks like we have a ton but I’m assuming this will wilt. And finally, penne. I haven’t added any of the cheese yet but the 30 minute prep time definitely holds true and it looks very similar to what it says it’s going to look like.