HelloFresh UK Review - UPDATED Sep 2017
In 2011, HelloFresh began as a small startup created by two friends who wanted to come up with an easier way to get a healthy, delicious dinner on the table every day. Today, it is an international meal kit delivery service with legions of satisfied customers in all countries where its amazing recipe boxes are available, including the UK. If you are curious about this popular service’s offer for the UK market, keep reading this HelloFresh UK review and join us as we discover the wealth of options it provides.
How HelloFresh UK Works
HelloFresh UK is a subscription-based delivery service that provides amazingly simple and tasty recipes, as well as fresh ingredients necessary to make the meals. It caters to omnivores and vegetarians and provides recipes specially designed for families with children.
With HelloFresh UK, you can cook for 2, 3 or 4 people and order 3, 4 or 5 recipes per week. However, the number of options at your disposal depends on the subscription box type you choose: Classic, Veggie or Family. Read more about the boxes in the Meals And Recipes section of this HelloFresh UK review.
As it is usually the case with top-tier meal kit services, subscriptions are flexible and allow you to adjust them to your needs, desires, and schedule. You can modify your order, skip a delivery or end your subscription whenever you see fit. However, all alterations need to be completed before the weekly cut-off, which is always on Wednesday at 11.59 p.m.
What Makes HelloFresh UK Different
HelloFresh UK is much more than a highly flexible and convenient service that makes home cooking easier than ever. Apart from its healthy recipes and high-quality, pre-measured ingredients, it also offers plenty of additional perks to its customers. Let us take a look at some of them.
First of all, the company has an excellent referral program. If you decide to recommend HelloFresh UK to your friends, you can join the program and the company will give your friends £25 off their first box and also reward you with £25 for every successful referral, allowing you to save cash on your next order.
If you like gifts, you are in luck because HelloFresh UK has another great treat for you. This service allows you to collect reward points simply by ordering its recipe boxes, referring friends, and collecting its special cooking badges that you receive after you have ordered 2, 5 or more boxes. These points can be exchanged for gorgeous cooking accessories available in the Rewards Shop. Once you collect enough points, you can choose the gift you want and if you order it before midnight on Wednesday, you receive the gift with your next delivery.
Finally, HelloFresh UK recipe boxes make for a great gift. You can surprise your foodie friends with HelloFresh UK gift cards and choose from gift boxes with 3, 4 or 5 meals for 2 people or 3 meals for 4 people.
Meals And Recipes
We have mentioned before in this HelloFresh UK review that different box types come with different ordering options. Now we will focus on each box individually.
With the Classic box, you can usually choose from 8 recipes on the weekly menu that changes regularly. You can decide whether you want to cook for 2, 3 or 4 people. If you are cooking for 2, you can order 3, 4 or 5 recipes. If you are cooking for 3 or 4, you can order 3 recipes.
The Veggie box, which is particularly designed for vegetarians, allows you to order 3 recipes for 2 or 4 people. The weekly Veggie menu normally includes 3 recipes.
The Family box, designed for families of 4, allows you to order 3 or 4 recipes for meals serving 2 adults and 2 children. The Family menu brings you around 6 kid-friendly meal ideas every week.
While creative, the recipes are never too extravagant or exotic. Keeping in mind the differing tastes of its customers, HelloFresh UK strives to provide recipes that nearly everyone will love. You can expect delicious, gourmet burgers, juicy chicken prepared in a variety of ways, with all kinds of nutrient-packed sides, hearty stews, easy-to-make, colorful stir-fry dishes, and more.
Unfortunately, there are no customization options when it comes to the ingredients. If you are allergic to an ingredient, you should take a look at the allergen information provided with each recipe and simply skip the recipes that contain the products you need to avoid.
The prices of HelloFresh UK recipe boxes depend on the number of people you are cooking for and the number of meals you want to cook per week.
The Classic box for 2 people costs £34.99 (£5.83 per serving) if you are ordering 3 recipes, £41.99 (£5.25 per serving) if you are ordering 4 recipes, and £48.99 (£4.90 per serving) for 5 recipes. The price of the Classic box with 3 recipes for 3 people is £48.99 (£5.44 per serving) and the Classic box with 3 recipes for 4 people costs £58.99 (£4.92 per serving).
The Veggie Box with 3 recipes for 2 people costs £34.99 (£5.83 per serving). The price of the Veggie box with 3 recipes for 4 people is £56.99 (£4.75 per serving).
The Family box (2 adults and 2 children) costs £53.99 (£4.50 per serving) if it includes 3 recipes and £63.99 (£4 per serving) if it contains 4 recipes.
Shipping is always free.
HelloFresh UK meals are available throughout the UK, with the exception of the Highlands and the Islands. Deliveries both within and outside the M25 are made on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, customers ordering from within the M25 also have the option to receive their deliveries in the evenings, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. You do not have to be at home at the time of the delivery – all you need to do is provide instructions for a safe drop.
- Quick and simple recipes
- Fresh ingredients
- Vegetarian recipes available
- Flexible subscription
- Free shipping on all orders
- Rewards program
- Referral program
- Cannot be customized to exclude allergens