Blue Apron Review April 2017

Blue Apron is a fresh ingredient and recipe delivery service that helps chefs of all levels cook incredible meals at home. They take care of the menu planning and shopping (providing you with fresh, locally sourced ingredients in pre-measured quantities), so all you have to do is cook and enjoy! They kindly sent us this box for review.

Blue Apron offers 2 meal-plan options:

The Blue Apron Culinary Team creates 6 unique choices each week, and you can choose from the plans below.

  • 2-Person Plan ($59.94, $9.99/meal) – consists of 3 recipes pre-portioned for two people, delivered once a week.
  • Family Plan ($69.92 for 2 recipes per week OR $139.84 for 4 recipes per week, $8.74/meal for both plans) – consists of your choice of 2 or 4 recipes for a family of 4.


I was so excited to pull in the driveway and see the Blue Apron box in front of the door!!

I couldn’t remember exactly which recipes I had ordered so I ran in and tore into the box. I was amazed at how well-packaged the Blue Apron box was.

The ingredients were inside a thermal layer to retain the cold from the two giant, reusable ice packs that sandwiched the proteins and other perishable items for the three recipes. Each recipe also came with a paper bag of pre-measured “knick knacks” which include items such as condiments or garnish.

I was pretty amazed at how cold all the items were. Well done, Blue Apron!

These were the three recipes I had ordered:

  • Southern Italian Cod Stew
  • Seared Chicken and French Lentils
  • Shitake Mushroom Burgers

Each recipe was amazing, and their directions are very thorough. They really walk you step-by-step through the process of cooking each dish.

After preparing and trying each recipe my wife and I both agreed that the Shitake Mushroom Burgers were our favorite, and we even learned a new way to roast sweet potatoes!





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