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Shrimp and Farro Bowl and Mini Hello Fresh Review

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I received my first Hello Fresh monthly subscription box yesterday. It came in a huge box, dropped off right at my front door by UPS. It was loaded with fresh proteins and veggies. This is going to sound weird, but I don't care: the box of raw ingredients smelled fantastic. Like upscale European market fantastic. The monthly cost is not cheap, but I did have a coupon code to take $25 off my first box. This code has sadly expired, but you can still use FBSUMMER for $20 off. A classic box for 2 is normally $69. This is 3 fresh, gourmet meals for 2. When you consider the cost of going out to eat and the quality of ingredients you are getting, it really is a good value. Unfortunately, without the coupon, it's not something that fits in my budget currently. I can say with certainty that once my budget allows, I will be resubscribing.

fresh vegetables, veggies, lemon, tomato, basil, shallot, green beans
Hello Fresh sends some awesomely fresh ingredients

The instructions were super clear and concise, printed on card stock. The ingredients were fresh and good quality. The only qualm I had was that it required a zester, which I shamefully don't own. My husband ended up mumbling something about Alton Brown, saying you should never own single purpose tools, as he used a cheese grater to zest the lemon. A class act, we are.

Printable recipe card. Just edit it to your desired size and print it up.

I ordered a box for 2, thinking my kids would never try the dishes that were included. We ended up having to split this meal up 4 ways after they tried "a bite". My daughter, who is a total fish-a-phobe, ended up trying and loving the shrimp. My whole family tried farro for the first time and we are all in love.

Verdict: If you have the cash to spare, love to cook and just don't have a lot of time on your hands, this service is more than worth the monthly subscription cost.