Quality food. Gluten-free, diabetic-friendly and high blood pressure sensitive. Convenient, at-your-door delivery, even to your office if you choose. Those three statements might draw a one word answer: yes. However, there is still a lot of debate. Are these companies really legitimate? Are these meal delivery boxes worth it?
Money magazine did an interview with a man who served as “Chief Innovation Officer” for one of these companies, Purple Carrot. The purpose of the interview was to get this man’s answer to this article’s question.
His answers are quite interesting, and they may surprise you. If you would like to read about it, here is the link: Mark Bittman Interview
We also aim to answer the same question. So it must be understood that in presenting the aforementioned interview, the reader can make a completely informed decision. We are not swayed at all by opposing opinions in our presenting to you what we believe to be the truth.
We invite you now to consider the Blue Apron test. On many lists, Blue Apron is the most popular meal delivery service gaining rave reviews everywhere. So let’s examine them on three levels – quality, health issue-friendly, and convenience.
Blue Apron boasts a commitment to “partnering with farmers to raise the highest-quality ingredients, by creating a distribution system that delivers ingredients at a better value and by investing in the things that matter most—our environment and our communities.” In essence, their vision is to build a better food system.
Working with farmers is a big deal. These partnerships keep these hard-working operations thriving. But more importantly, the food and produce are going to be fresh, of high quality and will be healthy.
When you look at the menu on their website, you discover something else. The dishes not only look nutritious and delicious, but you could serve them in a 5-star restaurant! So when it comes to quality, they have it nailed.
This is closely related to quality, but it is defined differently here. Blue Apron understands that there are many people who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure or are sensitive to gluten. Therefore, these people can only eat foods that will not make these conditions worse. In fact, they need to eat foods that will help them fightthese conditions.
So Blue Apron also commits itself to accommodating any type of dietary restriction.
You can subscribe to the service, get the healthy, nutritious food your need, all delivered right to your door – even your office door – at the time you want it. You can order 2-person meals, 4-person meals, and there is supposed to be a 3-meal arrangement as well.
We mentioned how people have certain health issues. Food intake is only one factor. Health issues can sometimes be quite debilitating, making it tough to even get to the grocery store. So the at-your-door delivery is a huge plus for people in these situations.
As for your subscription, you are not tied to a minimum number of months to give it a whirl. Plus, you can cancel your subscription at any time.
So are these meal kits or boxes really worth it? If we had to judge on those three things alone – quality, health issue-friendly and convenience, we would have to say yes. Based on the reviews of Blue Apron, we could surely find quite a few satisfied customers who would concur with us.
But you, the reader, after considering the blue apron test, are going to be the final judge. So we hope you have found this information helpful.