Blue Apron Reviews 2018

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Meal delivery services have become the new rage going on these days.  Everywhere you look, there’s some type of advertisement about them.  Whether it’s an ad on your facebook page, or a commercial you hear on the radio, meal delivery services are making its way into the homes of many families.  

A big reason for this influx of services like blue apron could be due to the very busy schedules many of us live today.  With work taking up at least 8 hours of our day, making time to exercise and then cook a healthy meal can be difficult.  This is where services like Blue Apron come in to help make cooking dinner easier.  

About Blue Apron

It could be easily argued that Blue apron is the most popular meal delivery services in today’s market.  But I wonder sometimes what makes them so popular.  Is it there logo and colors?  Maybe it’s because they offer fresh quality ingredients.  But so do all the other meal delivery services out there.  

Well as I looked into their business model, I see what sets them apart from everyone else. The fact that they want to change the way food is delivered to families across the country. By working with family farms to make sure their animals are raised without hormones and antibiotics.

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Also making sure their ingredients are USDA Certified Organic.  As someone who tries to go organic as much as possible, I find that very reassuring.  Blue apron has also found a way to change the way food is delivered from the farms to your home by eliminating the middleman.  

This ensures that ingredients are picked when ripe and delivered straight to your door fresh.  Which answers questions people may have about if blue apron is healthy for you.

Blue Apron Prices

Blue apron offers two different types of packages.  Each package has a certain amount of meal servings that are delivered to customers each week. The packages that they offer are:

2-Person Plan

Recipes per week: 3 (each serves two people)

Price per serving: $9.99

4-Person Plan

Recipes per week: 2 or 4 (each serves 4 people)

Price per serving: $8.74

When I first looked at these prices, I thought it was a bit much.  But then I thought about all the times I would eat out and I would spend well over $10 not even including tips.  Not only that, when it comes to eating out, you have no control over what is being put into your food.  For me that’s a big no no. 

Then I thought about those who buy their own ingredients and then cook their own food.  Although this way is a lot cheaper than using blue apron services, I thought about a few things…

  • Blue apron saves time from having to go to the grocery store.
  • All the unnecessary things that are purchased when grocery shopping.
  • No longer do you have to stress out about what to cook for the week.

Like I said before, services like blue apron may not be for everyone, but if you are someone that struggles with finding time to go shopping and cook, then I believe this services is worth a try.

Who Could Benefit From This Service

  • Anyone that is looking to free up some time at the grocery store.
  • Those who love to cook, but struggle with preparation.  Blue apron gives you step by step instructions for how to prepare meals.
  • Anyone who struggles with deciding what to cook for the week.

Service Features

Online Shopping – With just a click of the button, you can select some of your favorite meals from blue apron’s weekly menu.  When you create an account with blue apron, you have access to everything you need.  Whether you need to skip meals for a week due to vacation, or cancel the service because you don’t feel it’s right for you, you can do all this with just a click of a button.

Blue Apron Delivery – blue apron is all about convenience, and with their free delivery, you can schedule when your meals are delivered to you each week.  Blue apron delivers to pretty much all across the United States, so no worries about if your can get to experience blue apron’s service.

Freshness Guarantee – If for any reason you find that your ingredients are not to your liking when receiving your package, then blue apron will work hard to make it right.  All you have to do is contact them with the issue, and they will work with you to make sure you are satisfied.  Even if you are not home to receive your package, they make sure your ingredients stay fresh for when you get home.

No Long Term Commitment – You want no contract, No problem.  You can enjoy the blue apron experience without the worry of being stuck in a long term contract.  If for any reason you feel the service isn’t for you, you can just cancel with blue apron hassle free.  Just log into your free account and click the button.

How To Get 3 Free Meals With Blue Apron

I would recommend this service to anyone that does struggle to find time to buy ingredients to cook since you can try it risk free.  If you are interested in trying out their service, you can Get started with 3 Free Meals on your first order with blue apron.  

I hope you enjoyed this review, and like always, don’t be afraid to share your thoughts below.

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Chris - May 21, 2017

Great review on Blue Apron. They look like a great company to get meals from.

I think their pricing is reasonable for providing organic food with no chemicals used. Comparing what I pay locally plus the time to go to the store and get it, this will be something I will have to try.

    Ralph - May 21, 2017

    Thanks Chris! As someone that likes to buy most things organic, I agree with you about the pricing as organic items I buy are usually more pricey than similar items that are non-organic. I hope you enjoy.

Shayla Turner - May 19, 2017

I enjoyed reading your page. I’ve heard about services like this being offered but, had no idea how to get involved with a service like this. This is something that I can benefit from being a working mom of 3 children and wife. I live a busy life and still there’s somethings that just go undone. A service like this could definitely help.

    Ralph - May 19, 2017

    I’m glad you enjoyed the read and hope you find it helpful to deciding if you want to try it or not. Depending on your eating habits, you might find this service useful.

Carly - May 17, 2017

This sounds like a business that we have in Australia called HelloFresh. You select your type of box from the menu and then they deliver the food/ingredients to your door and you cook it! I love this idea. It makes things far more convenient. What I think is a great point of difference in a very positive light for Blue Apron though is that they have a menu to choose from, whereas in our Australian version, you get what you’re given. I think the convenience of the service, the price and overall ease of feeding yourself for the week is what makes Blue Apron seem like a great choice 🙂 Great article

    Ralph - May 17, 2017

    Hi Carly! We also have hello over here in the states, but like blue apron, there is more of a choice given. Thanks for commenting.

maggierouge - May 15, 2017

Great idea!

I love meal prepping but dislike wasting time at the grocery store. I have a friend that tried this and she enjoyed being able to receive fresh food.

If you can explain the average time per meals and recommendations on cooking times?

great job, I now know more about blue apron and would like to give it a try.

    Ralph - May 15, 2017

    Hi Maggie! Each meal has the time it takes to make each meal listed when you choose. Depending on the meal you choose, You could expect anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to prepare. I’m glad I was able to help you learn more about the service

Daniel - May 13, 2017

There are obvious advantages of using a food delivery service, and if you like healthy eating they have certainly got you covered. One of the key benefits of using blue apron is obviously convenience, so once the food has been delivered, how long does it take to actually cook the meals? If they guaranteed that all recipes can be prepared within a specific time frame, I imagine this could be another strong selling point for the company.

    Ralph - May 13, 2017

    Hey Daniel! It really all depends on the meal you are cooking. They give you an expected time frame for how long it will take to prepare the meals. Also i agree that this is definitely a strong selling point especially if you are someone that doesn’t consider themselves that great a cook. Having directions when it comes to cooking makes things so much easier.


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